(and I really hope this works, as I’ve not used a web interface in years. I don’t want to be known as the incompetent one of the group.)

How much am I tickled over the fact that two people have favourited my Mum’s xmas socks on Ravelry? Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much. And more! I’m so pleased that other people think my work is good! I mean, Mum has to, she’s my mother, but it’s always somewhat validating to know other people give me a thumbs up as well.
In that vein… part of the “not staying in the basement for weeks on end” entails going to happy hour at MakeOne tonight. I don’t know what we were drinking, but it was pink and sparkling and tasty. And then there was yarn. Mmmmmm yarn. Is it bad form to cuddle my skeins? I bought two skeins of Colinette Jitterbug in Sahara. Yay for more sock yarn, and in bright colours. If y’all get socks for Christmas, you can’t say it wasn’t expected.
I never thought this would happen, but The Britain Socks are nearing completion. I’ve started on the heel flap of sock2! Soon the heel will be turned and I’ll start the instep, finish the toe, and voila! Socks!