Final FO of 2010
This is probably my final FO of 2010, Dad's birthday socks. I didn't really knit steadily on these. I started them back on December 8 and finished them just in time for his birthday on the 30th. The yarn is Scheepjeswol Invicta, vanilla socks on 2.25mm needles and 68sts, heel over 34sts, toe to 24sts. I like the yarn, it's quite soft to begin with and gets really nice once it's washed, but it's so darned fine that it seems like it takes forever to knit. The close up of the toe is the best representation of the true color. Ravelry details here.
And ever since Christmas people on Facebook must think I'm a nut, cuz I kept going on about my new funky whistling teapot. We used to have a big water cooler that had a hot water tap, but the resevoir got a crack in it, so it started leaking all over the floor. We got rid of it, never replaced it yet, so I used to use the coffee maker to heat hot water if I needed some. Then I was doing dishes one day, went to put a bowl back in the cupboard, dropped it (carpal tunnel, I drop everything), and of course it smashed the coffee pot in the process. Didn't break the bowl, of course. I haven't replaced the coffee maker yet either (it's just as cheap, it seems, to get a whole new coffee maker). So I've been boiling water in a pot on the stove and using a ladle to scoop it out. This is much better, but the dogs sure don't like it. Poor Jewel looks like she's going to twist her head off once it starts whistling, it sure is loud. It's big, it holds a lot of water.
I'll leave you with a couple of shots of Pumba. Turn your back for 30 seconds and leave a load of clean laundry, and he thinks you got him a nice, warm bed, lol.
Have fun tonight, be safe, don't drink and drive, and all that crap.