Socks and lots & lots of pictures!
Well, we have 37 sockers as of my latest update this morning - wow! This knit-along is going to be a blast! Thanks for playing, guys! I updated the rules this morning to reflect a few changes (all of which are in other posts, if you've been reading along), the most important of which is to PLEASE E-MAIL ME YOUR SOCK UPDATES! As much as I love all of you and want to read your blogs every day, I just can't do it without putting the anklebiters up for adoption. I'm also going to just post the updates at the beginning of my regular blog posts every day. I think this is nicer than posting a big long list every week. Yes, I am stealing heavily from Lolly's Socktoberfest because I had such a blast participating in that knit-along!
Since the only knitting I'm doing right now is work-related, I give you a sneak peek at the Cast-On design (without giving away any of the details, other than the fact that it's a sock):
And no, it's not some bizarro thing with a cuff coming out of the foot. I just folded it over so you couldn't see the stitch pattern. You'll have to wait for the magazine to come out to see that!
There Goes The Neighborhood
If you were around at Halloween time, you saw pictures of our jack-o-lanterns which had faces scribbled in Sharpie at the last minute since we didn't get around to carving them. And you'll remember that we had two mini-pumpkins, two butternut squash (since we didn't get around to shopping for pumpkins until the last minute and all the stores were sold out by the time we got there), and one big mama pumpkin that we picked up on our earlier trip to the pumpkin patch.
Well, Sydney walked off with the mini-pumpkins (they're probably rotting in one of her hidey holes somewhere), and one of the butternut squash was made into soup. The other squash and the big pumpkin, however, are still on our porch.
Bill's theory is that it will just continue to sink into itself until it disappears. I think it might disappear, too, but for a different reason - I have visions of my mother-in-law sneaking over here in the middle of the night and taking it away because she can't stand it being on our porch any longer. If she doesn't do it, maybe the raccoons will!
The Small Fry
Here is what happens quite often when I'm knitting on the couch.
For some reason, the boy loves chewing on yarn. He also has loads of fun with other knitting-related notions:
The knit chek and the tape measure are his new favorite toys. Sydney loves the tape measure, too, mainly because she can hold onto the end of the tape and swing the little cannister around her head like a lasso. It's kind of cute, so I try to tolerate it until she clocks either me or her brother with it.
And so the girl doesn't feel left out, I took a picture of her last night in her classic begging pose.
She doesn't like Good & Plenty (I gave her one a few weeks ago, and she spit it out immediately and gave me a dirty look), but she knows it's candy and so she wants it. Why can't she be like this with broccoli?