It has been another quiet day. Switching to 24 hour ops means that there are fewer people hanging out in the room. Still does not mean that we have a whole lot to do till the formal part of the exercise kicks off. Everyone is wandering in and out, getting basic chores done and being bored.
As a result, I am turning the heel on the second of the Victorian Lace socks (pair started yesterday) and will probably finish them yet tonight.
And I have a line up of people who want socks. The SGM says that he gets his first. The deputy would rather have a helmet liner. Someone else wants to learn how to knit her own socks and hats to have something to do on long shifts. Meanwhile, I returned from lunch to find this pile of papers sitting next to the computer, with feet traced on them and names. No specifications as to patterns and yarns. Am I evil enough to start on all the pink and purple that you saw in the stash?
No pixs today, will not have the opportunity to upload anything till the morning. But I have decided that the next sock pair up will be Ribs on the Side from Fiber Trends. I have picked out a solid and a multi of Apple Laine that I picked up from The Loopy Ewe. I am contemplating whether I will bind off the cuffs as directed or Kirchner the legs.
As far as the critter, the more I think about it, the more I agree that the feet look like a Washbaer (Racoon for the common language). The only thing I am not sure is how likely they are to climb up on vehicles. I know that we have a lot of foxes out here, along with a significant number of ground rodents and deer. The tick population is amazing and disease carrying.
I think I will not argue, but just wash it all off and see if it comes back.
Do your eyes get tired with all that knitting at once?
I guess you could teach people a lesson – be careful what you wish for!