05 November 2008

Springing Forward

Despite working like a mad thing on The Book (7 am to 7 pm most days!), I do get a bit of knitting time in front of the telly most nights.

Who'd have thunk it - when you work regularly on one project (my Spring Forward socks), they get finished quickly! The first sock is done, and I'm only about 6 cm off the end of the second one ....


Here's how to knit the heel flap using magic loop ... just back and forth as you'd expect, with the instep stitches sitting there quietly, waiting their own turn.


And checkout today's Questionable Content! LOL, infinitely recursive spacetime doilies and cashmeredynamics!

When I need a break from writing I've been working on this Escher jigsaw - FINALLY finished yesterday; I think it took a month! A tad insane, all that black, grey and white!


A few weekends ago my sister, her hubby and young Ben came over for a picnic - it's still such a novelty and a wonderful treat having them living in the same city as us! Ben (who is nearly 3!) helped put the candles in his daddy's birthday cake ... what a cutie. He's still not really sure about me, I think I sound too much like his mum, so he's very shy - but we're slowly getting there.


And finally - CONGRATULATIONS to America on voting in Obama - we're utterly thrilled! A momentous day.

OK, back to puzzles. All the text is written (I'll see it all again in January, during the Author Review). Puzzle tally : 67 written, 165 to go! In 7 weeks.

12 comments:

  1. Who would have thunk?? Love the swirly pattern. I saw an Escher calendar at the weekend. He makes my head hurt.
    Keep up the good puzzling work.

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  2. I ab-so-lute-ly love both the color and the pattern on those socks!

    I just saw that cartoon last night: now I want to knit infinitely recursive spacetime doilies!

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  3. Awesome sock!

    Just looking at that puzzle makes my brain swell till my hair hurts!

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  4. I want that cartoon on a t-shirt!

    Powering through the puzzles, babe - way to go.

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! socks... love them...

    YAY For us! Americans have come to their senses about the democratic party!!! (hopefully)

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  6. I did that exact same escher puzzle (2000 pieces right) and went a little insane, I was dreaming shade of great with lines and white in my sleep, I could doodle escher puzzle pieces in my letters or notes. Because I had stared at certain pieces so long trying to figure out if that particular shade of dark grey was for THIS staircase or THAT one, or perhaps this railing.

    So congrats on keeping your sanity and FINISHING the puzzle!

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  7. The socks look great.

    I love MC Escher and doing jigsaws. But I'm not sure about doing them together!!

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  10. fantastic post shocks esher..bravo
    Have a nice weekend with an old song from Demi Roussos

    It's five o'clock
    and I walk through the empty streets
    thoughts fill my head
    but then still
    No one speaks to me
    My mind takes me back
    to the years that have passed me by
    (interlude)
    It is so hard to believe
    That it's me
    that I see
    in the window pane
    it is so hard to believe
    that all this is the way
    that is has to be
    It's five o'click
    and I walk through the empty streets
    The night is my friend
    And in him
    I find sympathy
    And so I go back to the years that have to past me by
    (interlude)
    It is so hard to believe
    That it's me
    that I see
    in the window pane
    it is so hard to believe
    that all this is the way
    that is has to be

    It's five o'click
    and I walk through the empty streets
    The night is my friend
    And in him I find sympathy
    He gives, gives me day
    gives me hope
    and a little dream too

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  11. Hey Super Mom, great sock and that puzzle is amazing. Ben a such a cutie and so engrossed in getting the candles in the cake.

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  12. I got a giggle out of the "when you work on one project at a time...." thing. I currently have at least six things going (and I'm intentionally ignoring a few so people don't think I'm totally insane...) and can't figure out why none are getting done! Your sock is beautiful!

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