I'm numb to the eyeballs and drooling (my first filling in about 7 years- the procedure is no worse than I remember, but it's certainly no better. And I have 2 more to go... sigh). So, mostly I'm going to go have a lie down, but before I do, I thought I'd show you all the finished Twisted Leftover Yarn Mitered Square Socks.
I think these may be the most beautiful socks I've ever knit. I left the pic big so you can really see the colors and shading. Aren't they glorious? Someone is going to have some very happy feet come next Christmas (I know who, but I'm not giving any hints). No matter how many times I make this pattern (it's a Freebie here- search for it. Only change: I worked 30 sts on the sole and heel), I am always delighted and just a little bit surprised when those squares do turn into real socks.
On the Podcast Front: If you have not read Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone, go do it (or listen to it via Librivox). It's a wonderful book- smart and funny and a good mystery to boot (especially given that Collins invented many of our standard mystery elements in this very book). My only complaint on the recording is that they keep switching readers on me. They're all very good, but it's hard to get used to all those different voices for the same characters.
Today's Household Tip: If you want to try to re-activate a dried-out glue stick by warming it in the microwave, take the lid off first.
Today's Other Household Tip: Don't try to re-activate a dried-out glue stick. Just go buy a new one for heaven's sake. They're cheap.