Friday, December 22, 2006

Can't Quite Get There

That's the way I feel about the holidays this year. I just can't quite get there - getting presents bought, finishing knitted presents, wrapping said presents, no holiday baking, excessive tiredness when I do get away from the house. My mood today was rather battered after having to go out last minute shopping again. Then coming home to a corrupted Playstation 2 memory card. Of course, it had to wipe out our Guitar Hero 2 data. :P I'm having a bah humbug kind of day.

I tried wrapping presents this evening, but Bandit thought I made him a new bed with the wrapping paper

At least Bandit is comfy on the wrapping paper

The knitting front has been a bit more productive though. I finished the Mock Cable socks earlier this week. These socks will be known by me as my surgery socks. I worked on them while I was waiting for over four hours in the pre-op room waiting for surgery and picked them back up as soon as I could sit upright.

Finished Mock Cable Socks to be gifted

Project Details
Pattern: Mock Cable pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn Used: Two skeins of older model Knitpicks Essential sock yarn in Navy (I used stash yarn!)
Needles: Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs Size 0
Project Duration: December 9th to December 19th

I also started my last Christmas knitting project this week, too. No way in hell will I get these done prior to Christmas, especially since they'll be mailed to my grandpa in Pennsylvania. My tardiness is excused by my grandma, so no pressure for me :)

Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks

I've all ready altered the pattern slightly. The pattern calls for a 10 1/2 inch cuff, but I really don't want to knit my grandpa thigh highs. So, I shortened them :)


Anonymous said...

Glad to see ya up and about. I figure that if you're knitting, you're gonna live, lol... hope you guys have a good holiday.