Hi, I’m not dead!
Barely not dead, anyway. I got caught up in cleaning-before-family-visited, and then family-visiting, and then just when I thought I’d have the end of the year to myself and could catch up on blogging, cedar fever hit. For those not familiar with it, central Texas gets inundated with the yellow pollen off our scrubby cedar trees from around Christmas to Superbowl time. I’ll be spending the next three weeks in an exhausted, sore (my core muscles are already sore from all the sneezing), moisture-deprived haze.
We had actual winter weather over the holidays, for a change… no snow like they got up in Dallas, but I had lots of occasions to wear my socks. Which meant that yesterday was all about washing socks. (I hand-wash my ridiculously expensive bras, so it’s no big deal to hand wash the socks along with.)
I did have a full dozen, but my brown circle socks were a bit too small on me and went home with Mom. Normally I’d pretty this up with links to each project in Ravelry, but frankly I don’t have the energy or time. Knitting friends talked me into going to a meetup today, so I have to pull myself together and get ready to act like a human being for a few hours, instead of an ambulatory sinus system. The link to my Ravelry is over there —> if you want to check out any of these in detail. Oops, except for the slippers on the bottom row, which haven’t made it into Ravelry yet. They’re both Personal Footprints construction, with simple ribbed cuffs. My husband’s, over on the bottom right, haven’t even been blocked yet.
As always, I’ve got more projects waiting in the wings than I have time or needles for, so I’ll need to start prioritizing someday soon. Can’t forget the Ravelympics coming up in February.
Happy NOT-the-last-day-of-the-decade to all!
ETA: I designed one of these socks (second row, second pair) and dyed one (second row, first pair). Next year I hope to have more of both.