It's December already?!?!? What the heck happened to November? Oh yeah, I remember: I worked through most of it. Thank Dog for a job & a steady paycheck; but I sure could have used a little more downtime. I have five new pairs of trousers, birthday swag (I'm a Libra), that still haven't been hemmed. I haven't even started on all the armwarmers I meant to make for the coworkers. BUT! I do have one commission -- a fluffy, bright colored, warm super wide headband for a niece (no, not one of mine -- I don't think they'd have much use for it, in South Texas). I'm using a Plymouth bulky yarn called Bazinga. It's freakin' awesome! What colors! I bought two balls, and wound up both right away. Right now, I'm alternating pulling the yarn from the outside and the inside of the ball. I think I can get this done with just one ball, if one layer is enough, but I won't mind using the other if I have to -- I'll just knit the thing twice and sew them together. And I bought the sweetest button for the back fastening, it's got a swirl of colors very similar to the yarn's, on a creamy background. AbFab, I tell ya!
The citrus-colored sock is going pretty well. I've turned the heel, and finished the gusset. Now to push on thru the foot, then cast on another. I will be stunned and amazed if I get these done before Christmas, or even before 12th Night. Pup's Steeler's sock is also in progress, tho not so far along -- after being ripped back (from a 7" long leg!) and restarted in another pattern, I've got about 3" knit. And land's sake, it had to be frogged -- that yarn in a 2 X 2 ribbing was just making me weep from boredom. I have a much better pattern working now!
We went to the movies a couple of weekends ago, and saw the new James Bond flick, Skyfall. Loved it! James Craig & Javier Bardem are both terrific. Bardem goes over the top, but in just the best way. I still get jazzed thinking about Craig's part in opening the Olympics; didn't you just love Her Majesty? What a trooper! But then there's the sad news: one of the Corgis that participated in that skit has passed on to the Rainbow Bridge. He was getting on, so it's not too surprising, but I'm sure he's missed.