I suppose that hour 1+ is when one should really give up on trying to contact a friend, but my trend goes toward attempts to contact said friend relentlessly until they either a)answer the phone already, b)send me an instant message of some sort, c)tell me they are no longer interested in my aquaintance, or d)pigs fly and donkeys sing musical numbers to rival my (very musical) little brother. I Never Give Up.
It doesn't help that we got a phone call inviting us out to Schultz and Dooley's (area karaoke bar) upon the friend's finishing up some things she had to do, only to get no phone call announcing the end of things she had to do. I'm in one of those states where I reconciled not going out by thinking, "At least Lisa said she'd be online, and now I'll be home to talk to her." Bah. I will, however, make her feel extra-guilty by telling everyone who reads this to please visit her blog and read it. And then please leave her some comments, so she feels popular. She deserves more readers than she has currently. (Does rearranging that last sentance make me anal? Was it even wrong in the first place to say, "than she currently has"? I never could figure out what a preposition was.)
In knitting knews (and I know you were all waiting with bated breath for this one), I've turned the heel and finished the decreases for the foot on a sock. I can show you a picture of the sock, but it won't look anything like the sock I've been knitting, because I still don't have a digital camera (hint hint *coughMERRYCHRISTMASSARAH,HAVEADIGITALCAMERAcough* hint). It's a solid color, unlike any of the other pictures I've been able to find online. Picture this:
In a cranberry/mulberry color. It's really not my sort of color, and I'm pretty sure that's why I've cast on two other projects while slowly plodding away at this one. Here's a picture of the color:
As you can see, really not quite my thing. But! Someone else will love it. And maybe if they're done in time, I can gift them away next Christmas. Is it wrong to give away your first pair of functional socks? (The one on the project page is unacceptable, I've decided. Much too small for human feet. Someone could have pointed that out.. but I don't blame you.)
I've given up on knitting anything else for IT (see The Yarn Harlot's blog for further explanation of IT), because the thrill of knitting for family diminishes tenfold when there's a timeline and a huge grinning skeleton of a deadline looking you square in the eyes and taunting you. The Christmas Knitting, it is not to be taken lightly. The Christmas Knitting, it is much easier to back out of when there is nothing promised. The Christmas Knitting, (the one thing I did promise and actually complete), it is needing to be mailed out before the recipient takes off on a crazy european adventure later this month.
So! What have you been up to?