Ready for it all to be over, that is.
Not to go all Scrooge McDuck on anyone's holiday, but this one's a real stinker. The details suck, so I'll keep them to myself. Suffice it to say, the 22 lb turkey I ordered will go into the freezer and we'll go for a do-over in the new year.
On a happy note, my kids seem to be rebounding from their viral (barfing) illness, and it seems to have limited its effects on Mr. Pharm and myself to a day apiece of feeling lousy.
How to deal?
Austermann socks are knit and packed up for their recipient, I just have to deliver them today. No photos. You've seen this sock a thousand times before.
The Monkey has a mate. That's not nearly as dirty as it sounds.
I snagged some discontinued Opal in a great swap from a kind gal in Vancouver, and whipped up one sock in less than a day.
Another blogger recently posted photos of some fabu fingerless gloves she'd made, complete with a very neat bind-off. It looks very similar to the grafted bind-off I have been using for my toe-up socks. I am very curious to see her method when she posts it.
Mine is a Kitchener stitch modified to work from 1x1 rib on a single needle. Perhaps hers is less fiddly to work!
And hey, wanna see my Supersock sweater?
Are you sure?
OK, you asked for it!
I realized the same gauge issues that affected the final stitch count also made for a too-tight neck and upper back to the sweater. Frog Pond, anyone?
This will make lovely socks, and lots of 'em.
Happy holiday, all!