No I’m not dead. I am, instead, alternating between knitting and having the vapors. I think the vapors are underrated and are a perfectly valid coping technique for many of life’s ills. I am, as they say, bringing them back. Between fits of the vapors I’m knitting away, and have approximately 10/11ths of the second Dippers sock done (what? Yes I count the stitches in a sock and then keep track as I go along, and yes I do like irreducible fractions). With luck they’ll be done tonight, photographed tomorrow, and available on Tuesday…barring more vapors.