I apologize for the absence--I've been having some adventures as well as challenges.
However, the socks are finished!
When I reached the leg, I discovered that inside each skein of yarn was matching reinforcing yarn that was meant to be used for the toes and heels--but I didn't know that until far too late. I do like this yarn, despite it's dulled colors, but I certainly didn't want to rip and remake them!
Since we've received our first ice and snow storm, I just wanted them finished so I could wear them!
Here's the progress on the leg warmers for my daughter. She attends university about 100 miles or so from us, but she's getting their first snow right now.
As I was playing crossing guard after school yesterday, I realized that not only do I want some leg warmers but also that it would be good to have them long enough to go above my knees! (Yes, it was very windy with a biting snow/sleet mix.) However, I'm thinking it would probably be wise to look for a wool sweater at the nearest thrift store and do some steeking and creative joining rather than to start from balls of yarn.
I'm linking to Judy's On the Needles. I can't link to her yarn report because I haven't added any yarn--although I'd like to do so! Yarn to a knitter is as addictive as fabric is to a quilter, isn't it? And, of course, I'm both!!
We are expecting more snow in this second storm punch to the Southwest. Yesterday's gift was a layer of ice covered by snow. Since the temperature didn't rise above 23 F or so, only a bit of that snow melted [= more ice] and now we have more snow on top of that. It is very unusual for us to have days with almost no temperature variation. (A group I'm in planned to go sing at a nearby [10 miles away] assisted living center, but the road conditions led to our cancelling.)
I hope everyone else out there experiencing weather, rather than "climate", is staying warm, dry, and well-fed and watered! (This weather always makes me glad I don't have farm animals to tend to!)
Happy quiltmaking...and knitting...,