This is the second sock, nearly finished - just about 2 inches or so of knitting remaining.
First sock, not even on the right needles anymore. I turned the heel and made it through most of the color changes, but I needed the needles for...
This sock! What can I say, I just really wanted to see how this yarn would knit up, and I only have two sets of size 1.5 nine-inch circulars, so the orange/brown sock had to be put on hold.
I also have a box o' sweater. One of these days I'll get back to it - maybe if our temps ever drop, I'll be more inspired. Because I can't imagine wearing a wool sweater right now...sweat city over here.
I really should order another set or two of my sock needles - I mean, they're only six bucks, and I have more sock yarn coming, thanks to my mom going to a fiber fest recently. KNIT ALL THE SOCKS, I say!
I have good news about my succulent cuttings that I brought back from California:
This was on 9/1/16...
And this was on 11/1/16 - look at how much it's grown!!!
But I have bad news as well - this plant is about to croak:
It grew, but suddenly it started looking wilted and crispy, and then it got weird spots. I think it's too far gone to save, but I might try cutting it back, just to see if it will regrow?
The rest of the succulents are doing fine - some are more noticeable in their growth than others, but I'm pretty impressed with them, overall. I mean, I brought back tiny cuttings in my suitcase and planted them...it's pretty cool that they survived at all, really.
Paco has been sleeping next to me on the couch in the evenings, which is a little abnormal for him - we've always wanted him to sit next to us but usually he likes being on the floor. So naturally, I had to document it for posterity:
Maybe he just wanted all of the pillows?
Of course, maybe he was trying to be extra cute, because I'd scanned in some old pictures and we were oohing and aahing over our old dog, Jackie:
Puppy Jackie! She was so tiny and sweet! Shhhh, don't tell Paco.
One more of Jackie - she had been in the backyard with the kids, who dropped a bagel. Well, that was a huge prize to a little dog, and she worked hard at dragging it with her:
Little doggie with a big bagel! She was walking backward, bagel in her tiny mouth, when I took this picture.
Dogs are the best. We had Jackie for about 14 years and I still miss her. But Paco has been a good addition to our family - at the end of this month, we'll have had him for 10 years! I should get him a special cookie or something to celebrate.
Tomorrow we're hosting a baby shower for CC and Loretta, which should be fun, especially with seeing all of the cute baby things!! And then we'll do our long run on Sunday; the weather is looking to be in the low 50s so I hope that really comes through - it was 72 degrees when Diane and I ran on Wednesday morning! We have 9 miles on tap...I'll be running with Diane; fingers crossed we can spur each other on for the full distance.
Have a great weekend!