Greatly Exaggerated

I am assuredly not dead. Busy, yes. Dead, no. Thanks to the folks who emailed to check though. I do like knowing that if I ever should be dead, someone might notice before the cats have the chance to nibble on too much of me. Hopefully The Boy would notice, but he gets busy too sometimes, so it’s good to have a back up system at the ready.

Busy with what you ask? Why the book of course, which explains much of my dreadful silence.  Luckily, the part of the project where all of my knitting time is focused on super secret book business is almost done.  Note that this does not mean that the book is almost done.  This is proving to be a different process than I was expecting.  Not better or worse, just different.  There’s an odd combination of ‘hurry hurry faster go’ and ‘wait’.  I’m not so good at waiting.  I sort of loathe it.  Alas, it seems unavoidable.  I’m taking it as a character building experiences (pay no attention to the footlockers full of character I’m currently storing in the basement…you can always use more).

The short version is that the blue socks are nearing completion.  I’ve got the second half of the second foot yet to do, and I’ll likely do it this week.  Next up will be the lovely Hedonist Sock by Slackford Studio in the color Mahhvelous Dahling.  This yarn has been sitting on the top of my ‘to knit’ pile for far too long, and I can resist it no longer!  The lovely subtle colors will be the perfect background for some fancy stitch work.  I have a plan.