It's a "snow event" day; if you live in the mountains, or any where with a bit of elevation, you know that the weather can turn on a dime. Two districts are betting on crappy weather, two are saying, "No dice; go to school." We'll see which one wins in the end, but for me, that translates to one whole day of knitting on socks - squee!- without the kids since their district bet against mine.
I finished Veronica's first Monkey last night and cast on for Betty's first Spring Forward this morning. Not wishing to disappoint a daughter by not having socks for Christmas, I decided to knit it a sock at a time so they would at least have a sock each. My first Monkeys flew off the needles and this one was the same. Still, I am hoping to finish both pair in time for the big day. This might be a present that comes down to the morning of, but they will get done.
The winter Knitty is up (thanks for the email, Lola), and I'm trying to figure out what my sister will knit first. My guess, given her like of over-sized cardigans and loathe of picking up stitches, would by Stephanie's Therapi, but I could be wrong (and I'm not). Me? For some reason, I am drawn to Surface even though I usually loathe bobbles and nothing by Norah Gaughan has even piqued my interest. New year, new me? Probably not, but I'm sure that Betty will be all over the beret.
PS - Wonder if a pair of hand-knit socks could have won me a Senate seat? Honestly, how dumb do you have to be, knowing that you are under federal scrutiny, to do something like that? Way to go, Illinois; you must be so proud, MC.