Nobody is excpecting this anymore, I guess. Knitting content!
A finished project even. I present another pair of Rib and Cable Socks (á la Nancy Bush) I should say almost finished, for you can still see the yet unwoven threads tangling down.
Details on these socks:
Yarn: Knitpick's Sock Landscape in Redwood Forest.
I reversed the pattern into a toe-up version. Following this, the socks feature a short-row heel. All nothing special. I am pleased though how I managed to cast off with the perfect tension. (I switched from 2,5mm dpns to 3mm dpns halway along the calf and casted of with a 5mm needle.)
I wish to say the holiday's were a calm and peaceful time but they weren't. Not calm for the reason that there were at least two family duties each day. Lunch, coffee, tea, dinner and so on.. Very pleasant gatherings in general, but since it is not my family (and not my language) it was kind of exhausting. The not-peaceful-part refers to the excellent food. I'm still busy digesting, it seems.. uh..my stomach.
To keep the post short, here's a beauty that crossed my way on one of the visitations. The Icelanders! After Keiko* now they killed Rudolph, too!!
Edit: On the contest - I was really expecting that people find the one or other same tacky decoration, over-illuminated houses, strange Santa figures and so on - but this!? Check out Lolly's finding, it is such a laugh! (scroll down)
* The Keiko affair.. let me explain. The famous 'killer' whale from the movie Free Willy, named Keiko, spent his retirement years in a fjord in Iceland. Apparently, it was kind of a tourist attraction (whale watching success, 100% guaranteed) At the same time, a passionate debate set in on the topic of whale hunting. Iceland decided - against the world's protest - to reuptake whale hunting. The only funny thing that ever emerged from this was a hilarious T-shirt that said: