Yes, I'm officially in that wonderful winter/holiday funk. I feel like I'm just going through the motions of my day lately. Not that I haven't had a lot on my mind with Mr. Larj still out of work and possibly not getting called back anytime soon or ever for that matter. So Merry f**kin' X-mas. If I see one more advertisement featuring happy families all gathered round you'll be reading about me in the local paper for some sort of mayhem. It does not look good for the automotive industry getting a financial boost any time soon. It seems like the banks and financial institutions had a much easier time of getting Congress to hand them a check than the big 3. Not that the auto industry hasn't royally shot themselves in the foot, they have, but I would think that preserving a manufacturing base in this country would be um.....important to the overall economy.
Oh yeah...knitting. The above photo is of the Noro Mock Cable Wave socks that I finished last week. I tried to get a decent full foot shot but it just turned out weird.
The lace stole for my X-Mil is about a third of the way done. I think I might have to get another skein to bring it to the right length. I like the pattern and it's pretty mindless for lace knitting.
I did feel the need to have an instant gratification project so I started and finished a Starburst hat from Wooly Wormhead. I love the way it fits, it's a real "Rasta" cap. In fact I liked the pattern so much I started a second one in a creme color. The pic, courtesy of Sarah at work.
Next in line? I think I would like to finally attempt some 2 color knitting. I have the Selbuvotter book and although I like a lot of the patterns I am really leaning towards the pirate mittens that I have seen on Ravelry.
I am also feeding my obsession by planning to make a pair of "man mitts" for a certain someone. I can't say it was entirely my idea as Beth at work sort of planted the idea of doing this for him. What the hell....why not.
I wish this was a little more of an upbeat post but....we'll see what the future brings.
Everyone have a great week...