I am not going to let myself knit any more until I finish my marking. Wish me luck. I am already experiencing withdrawal pangs.
This will be a short and largely random post.
Here's a bruise I got from stopping a goal fired at me last week at soccer shooting practice. And I was wearing padded gloves! My hand hurt for about three days.
My car is off at the fixit place being appraised, estimated and fixed. I'm in a rental for about two weeks. It's a Ford Fusion. I think it's an experience akin to driving a WWII panzer tank. It's about as responsive and fun to drive.
Here it is from the back.
Yes, that's my Namaste Hermosa bag which I use as a briefcase for work. If you look at it closely, you can see where the damned dogs have started to chew it. Top left hand side at the opening.
But the more interesting thing about this trunk is the little dangly thing.
Here's a closer look.
It's an escape button for people locked in the trunk. Fascinating. I assume it glows in the dark, otherwise how would you notice it if you're locked in a dark trunk?
Well, it certainly came in handy for at least one victim.
BTW, Old Sambro Road is less than a km from where I live.
In terms of actual yarn content, I finished the Spring Crocus socks.
I had done some sort of a moss or seed stitch gusset on the first one (top one in photo above). I don't really like the way it worked out -- too intrusive.
The second one is better. I did the Turtlegirl double gusset decrease on the sole.
They're also too big by about 3/4 of an inch. So if someone with bigger feet than I have (Marion, I know you have size 9 feet, but you don't actually WEAR the socks -- you just keep them in a drawer instead of on your feet) wants them, consider them a gift. I can get them out of the Happy Couples pile and into a good home. (If you want them, Marion, they're yours).
At least they're done.
In other distressing news, I had to rescue one of the new stripey socks from Desmond's mouth the other day. Sigh.
No yarn deliveries this week. I'm waiting for the next Nalani Stripey sock club installment (plus two skeins), which I think shipped out on Wednesday. It will be a while. My Cephalopod Yarns order shipped on April 13, but who knows where it is. It's somewhere between there and here. The Plucky Knitter stuff doesn't ship out until the 30th, I think, so that will be a while.
But none of that even matters until I finish my marking, my conference paper, and my taxes. Grrrr.
I hate April. No wonder T.S. Elliot called it the cruellest month.