I have been buried at work. Literally buried. I come home after, knit for a bit and tend to fall asleep on the couch until Mauricio comes home. Then I'll wake up and go to bed. LOL Hopefully it will start slowing down now. =D The good news is that hard work pays off. I was granted a raise of $2 more and hour before the holiday. w00t! Celebrating was done.
During this time of working too much I didn't do any posting. I was too tired to form words. :( But I can manage to do some word forming now, thanks to a 4 day weekend. YAY!
In my knitting newsI have finished my black heart socks. II've had to fix a few snags already, but I love those socks more than anything. I wore them for Thanksgiving. =D They're really very perfect. Veronica and I have a list of Venture Brother themed sock ideas that we'll be using now.
Black Hearts Socks
Pattern: True Love Socks by Thayer Preece
Yarn: Sundara Sock - Black over Violet (Limited Edition color)
Needles: US 1.5 / 2.5 mm
I am a true toe-up convert now. I don't even want to look at top down socks. These ones took me 18 days to finish! =D I was really excited to discover how much faster I can finish a pair toe-up vs. top down.
I've picked my Percy Shawl back up and gotten it through the first repeat of the B chart. I don't know if I'll get it done anytime soon, but it's nice to have reached a certain point. I have the second round of chart B, then chart C and then bind off. Listing it out makes it seem so much easier than the actual knitting of those charts. LOL I have this nightmare where I'll finish it block it, and either it's going to unravel or completely just look WRONG. (PLEASE PLEASE DON'T HAPPEN.)
I have finally started on Mauricio's socks. My goal is to finish by Christmas Eve. He won't be her for Christmas so if they're done by Christmas Eve he can wear them while visiting his
parents on Christmas. =D Well, that's sort of the plan. It also give me a deadline so that I don't pick up a different yarn and start myself a new pair of socks. ;D
The Empire Strikes First
Pattern: Boyfriend Socks by Alice Bell
Yarn: Cosmic Fibers Andromeda - Darth Vader (nefarious club)
Needles: US 1.5 / 2.5 mm
I'm doing the size medium from the pattern. I've tried it on his foot and it fits perfectly. (HOORAY, no frogging and restarting!)
And yes, we do have an entire bookshelf dedicated to graphic novels. We also think it's worth it to spend the big bucks on the special edition fancy graphic novels. ;) Although we also have an entire shelf of Harry Potter books with some fancy special edition books too. =D