Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hello December...

I meant to post well over a week ago, but somehow, time kept moving without my posting. Actually, I suppose it's a good thing time kept moving. I'd hate to have the power to stop time until everything I'm supposed to get done/want to get done actually gets done, because really, I'm a big fan of the whole "time moves forward" thing. Huge fan. Because it means that no matter how lousy I feel, as long as I don't give up, time will move, and things will change. Improve, I hope, but change at the very least. (I'm sick - sore throat, congestion, runny nose, the whole shebang - so please forgive my less than spunky attitude at present. It's hard to be spunky when your head feels like it's been stuffed full of poorly washed fleece.)

So (and I'm sure this will shock you), I'm behind on blogging about my knitting. This sort of thing happens when one continues knitting, even if one is not blogging about it. I've got two new projects and some serious progress on an old one, but no photos of them, which makes it kind of hard to share. Instead of showing you my new knitting, I'm going to show you some of my old, but previously unblogged about, knitting. I give you, as a finished object, Winter Jaywalkers:

I made these socks as a birthday gift for Mr. Darcy. (In the interest of complete honesty, his birthday was about a month ago, and I totally got the socks to him before his birthday. I think that makes two birthdays that I managed on time.) He tells me that they should come in handy during his upcoming sojourn under the ocean. He also tells me that they fit, which is good, since they clearly don't fit me.

As always, the Jaywalker pattern was a fun one to knit, and I enjoyed the Regia yarn. This pair took somewhere on the order of two and a half balls, some of which went to careful alignment to make sure the striping didn't suddenly change anywhere. I was quite pleased with the resulting near-identical nature of this pair, too.

And now, if you'll pardon me, I'm going to go take more cold medicine and then attempt some homework. I think it will add an exciting new twist to reading about optimization. Although, on reflection, I suppose it might not be optimal... oh well.


Anonymous said...

Those are ginormous. And pretty too.

And your symptoms sound like those old commercials for Nyquil. Bless your heart; I hope you feel better soon. Being sick sucks. Especially when you have homework.

Sophie said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are sick. I sure hope you're better in time for your birthday and Christmas.

You did a most excellent job with the stripe matching, but your knitting skills are always something to be admired.