Well, it's been awhile since I've posted. Rather than get bogged down by what I haven't posted about, I'm just going to post what's happening now.
And what's happening now is HAPPY CHRISTMAS SOCKS.
Happy Christmas Socks (mine ravelled here),
knit in Cascade Heritage Solids in 5656 Christmas Green
and Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Gypsy (discontinued,
which seems dumb since it's a lovely red)
The Sad Christmas Socks are knit out of yarn I dyed myself. I'm currently 4 classes into a 6-class yarn dyeing extravaganza. Self-striping yarn is a pain in the ass to dye. Now I know.*
Sad Christmas Socks are actually attempt #2 at making myself Happy Christmas Socks. The first attempt was equally terrible.** It, too, had colors just off enough to make me yearn for someone who understood that Christmas is bright red and bright green and has nothing at all to do with the color salmon.
Nothing happy has ever had even a passing acquaintance with the color salmon, in my opinion.
The answer, which was obvious as soon as I stopped being lazy, was to stripe it myself. And so I am.
Third time's a charm.
*As if I needed another reason to buy Felici. I have a sickness, and it is stripy.***
**Poor Mom got those socks, too. I wonder if she's just too polite to agree with me when I say I've knit really unattractive socks.
***Oh, for the love of wool, they're having a sale on remaining Felici. I cannot allow myself to order more. I'm two balls away from Crazy Yarn Hoarder.