The Friday Harbor Disaster
Ugh, I really need to call the carpet cleaners!
It looks pretty enough, but I'm unhappy with the top band (which is tourniquet-like around my calf, even after I used the extra-stretchy Norweigian sock cast-on) and the toe (which is freakishly long and pointy - 2-1/2" instead of a more normal 1-1/2"). They're lovely socks, but I'm not going to wear them when I can't pull them up all the way and I'm bothered every time I look at the toe. Back to the frog pond for this one! I think I will try this sock again, but with a few major modifications and not until after the holidays.
Speaking of the holidays, we are going to be going to Minnesota in January. Yes, that's an incredibly stupid time of year to visit our home state, but for some reason my aunt (who lives in DC) likes to get the family together for a little late Christmas bash. Whenever I see my mom, I realize how much I miss her and I'm helpless to do anything to defend myself against suggestions that we should come visit her. It's a good excuse to dust off the puffy North Face down jacket (think George Costanza in the liquor store) that hasn't gotten much use the past few years. Despite the freezing cold weather, we always have a good time and it's nice to see everything covered in snow. We see snow in Portland, but it's covering the sides of the huge volcanoes on the edge of town, not the sidewalk out front.
Owen has an ear infection, so my mother-in-law took Sydney to her music class this afternoon. He has been snoozing for three hours straight - hope that combined with the amoxycillin knocks that puppy out! I had horrible ear infections when I was a kid but Sydney doesn't really get them. Looks like poor Owen isn't going to be as lucky as his sister.
Results of the stash-guessing contest will be published tomorrow. We don't have any guesses that are spot-on yet, but we do have a couple that are pretty close! I was a little frightened by the number. Time to do some stashbusting! After all, I did join the knit-along (and haven't done a single project yet - bad girl!).