Well, it's about time for more pictures. Carol said it was her turn to make an appearance, so here she is along with Nosie, the border collie cross family/farm dog that Carol named because of the spot on her nose.
I'm almost finished with my socks. Since I started them I haven't gotten back to the sweater for the girls, but that will get its turn very soon.
The two socks on two circs method gets a thumbs up from me. I was worried about how I would do the heels on the circular needles, but it wasn't a big deal. I turned the heels just like I usually do, and used a couple of dpns to pick up the heel flap stitches, then knitted them onto the circulars from the dpns. When you start on the heel flaps you just work on one sock at a time, until the heel is finished. Several weeks ago I got tired of turning my work around and purling, so I don't anymore. I knit continental style, so when I get to the end of the row I just flip the yarn from my left index finger onto my right index finger and knit backwards. I thought about taking a picture of that for you, but it looks exactly the same as normal knitting, just reversed. You would have to see it in motion, but really it works.
I feel like rambling a little more today. Maybe because I'm cold. Mark is out of town and he's the only one who can light up the furnace (it's old and my thumbs aren't strong enough to hold that knob in) and of course it went out. It's gotten more and more difficult each year and the thing is over 40 years old - we will have to replace it before next winter.
There is so much that I want to say, and I'm afraid to say it all at once because (1) then what would be left to say, and (2) you wouldn't want to read it all at once. There are two things that I would like you to understand about me: (1) I just want to be understood and (2) I just want to be needed. So that's where I'm really trying to go with my blog - tell you something about who I am and hopefully provide something interesting and useful enough that you will want to read it. Yes, I'm looking for acceptance and validation. I guess that's enough for now. See 'ya here tomorrow?