Still, you know what? I'm going to finish. And it will either have gotten a lot better and I will have a new knitting skill and passion OR I will hate it until the end and I will know not to do lace knitting ever again.
(Plus, well, this is supposed to be a STOLE. I'm going to be seriously crabby if by the time I finish this thing, it will make a stole for an American Girl doll. Freaking lace knitting...)
On the subject of things that make me sulk (and curse,) yesterday was Valentine's day. My sweetie did a good job with the flowers, it's not THAT.
I made him socks. Here is is, modeling them for the blog. Notice anything?
Why yes, that is a freaking ORANGE toe on one of them, thanks for asking. Once again, I ran out of yarn right before the toe and when I ordered the same color, it came and was completely different. BECAUSE I NEVER LEARN. The yarn (all of it) is Claudia Handpainted Yarn in "Copper Pennies." I thought for sure that I had enough but I didn't and that's always a set up to fail when knitting with hand-painted yarn. I wouldn't have ordered it if it had looked that orange on the photo, though. I hate orange--except on cats.
(My spouse responded to the socks with his patented Grateful Spouse Genius. "I think you should make all of your socks this way. I think it should be the new style." And then he slept in them, which I think means he liked them.)
(Speaking of orange cats, here's Thomas against the snow. I don't know why this makes me laugh, but it does.)
And speaking of snow, did I mention that we had a huge snowfall last week? You know, while my spouse was out of town? Here is a video from the first day which shows Puppy Austin trying to play with Scout.
And now, gratuitous shots of my daughters in the snow. If you aren't a grandparent, you might just want to go about your business now...
Here is Coop helping the girls build a snowman. He is somewhat hampered by the fact that Jane keeps diving onto the snow mound in order to assist in packing it down.