Wow, time really does fly when you're not paying attention. Days flow in their normal way. Work, kids, sleep. Rinse. Repeat. Oh yeah, knit on the train. XBox at night. I finally found the family timer on it and set it for 90 minutes a day. I finally got some knitting time last night as I didn't totally lose track of time and play Puzzle Quest until midnight.
I finished the first of the teacher scarves last week ( I think, lost track of the time and stopped noting when thing were started and finished.) Here is scarf number two, also in Malabrigo worsted, colorway Amoroso (?). I finished it last night while watching Project Runway. See, the timer on the 360 is a good thing.
Friday night/Saturday I was sort of pushed to finally get an item off the queue and onto the needles. See, Friday night the twins got robes from my folks for Hanukkah. Alex's came with slippers. Kat's did not. I've been unable to find her slippers. Then I remembered Twinkletoes and that I had already had the Calmer in pink marinating in the stash. So I knit the little miss a pair of the toddler size. She's got wee feet like me.
All three are first socks. I can't remember the last time I had three single socks on the needles! Left to right are: Duet Skinny in Sailor Girl, Regia in the Kaffe stripey goodness and Jitterbug. It has been a very long time, September to be exact, since I finished a sock! The Duet was started on 9/11 believe it or not. I haven't a clue when the other two were started. I'm not looking forward to all those second socks!
The Jitterbug sock has presented additional difficulties and is now on its third set of needles. The first set were the ebony Lantern Moons that I bought at Rhinebeck. I managed to snap two of the needles. WHILE KNITTING. Not while taking out of purse, or just collateral damage in purse. No. I was actually knitting, on the train, and snapped first one, replaced it, and then a second one two days later. Damn. I swapped in a set of rosewood needles over the weekend only to find that the 6" needles do nothing more than piss me off, jabbing me in the hands. I've now gone to the third set, and apparently my favorite needles, Clover Takumi's. Good. Maybe now I'll finish the damn thing. I have to say, I'm sort of tired of these socks.
This is the first year we did the 8 nights of presents for the kids. They really "got it" this year. (As always click for bigger)
Thanks to the snow falling outside presently, no SnB for the second week in a row. I'll probably be leaving the office early to avoid having to dig my car out of a large snowdrift at the station with nothing more than a stupid brush. Have I mentioned before my serious dislike of the white stuff?
Edited to add: almost immediately after I hit the post button, the kids' teacher called to tell me that Tutor Time was closing at 2:30 because of the weather. I gotta leave in 25 minutes in order to get them.