No snow days. No doctor's appointments. No teacher conferences. I've been relaxing, cleaning, organizing, catching up on stuff that needed to get done.
In the meantime, I finished the Witchy Knee Socks:
They're definitely kind of wacky looking, but they are SO comfortable. That photo angle makes my legs look fat and stumpy, huh? It's hard to take pictures of your own legs. I like working with Wollmeise a lot. The yarn will do wonderful things with textured stitch patterns, plus I've seen some beautiful colorwork done with it, as well. Although it feels kind of ropy in the skein, it's soft to knit with. I haven't washed it yet, so I can't comment on how much it softens up. Stay tuned.
Here's how much I had left of the skein when I finished the socks:
Now I get to go back to work on the Tilted Duster and the Alpine Frost scarf.
Sitting here watching Bernie Madoff plead guilty, and hearing about record numbers of layoffs. I'm hearing more and more tales of layoffs from Ravelers, too. I am lucky to count myself and my family among the fortunate, and have to send much appreciation to my husband, who works so hard and is so conservative about money :)
Baseball practice starts this weekend! Only one of my kids is playing this year, so that should make life less hectic.
That's it for today, short and sweet. More to come.