I’m sure a lot of you are where we are, so I bet you’ll understand when I say that as cool as it is that it’s back to school time, it’s a lot of work. It’s really cutting into the blogging/knitting time, but I’ve still got a pair of socks to show you, and thought I’d take a minute to tell you that Diane is (according to the random number generator) the new owner of the copy of the Commemorative Edition of the Knitter’s Almanac . I’ve emailed her, and I hope she’s thrilled.

As I trucked from Portland to Toronto last week, these socks turned up.

Rogue Roses (my pattern, and one I love, as is so often the case with things you dream up yourself) knit in STR Mediumweight… a rare gem that I snagged from Tina’s desk while she wasn’t looking. 

She saw I had it later, so I don’t really consider it stealing.  She could have reclaimed it if she really cared… that’s the way I see it.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to convince a 16 year old that it is not possible that one’s social standing can actually be ruined by having the wrong colour sneakers.

(It can’t… right? Considering the state of my shoe closet, I’d like to think that character can overcome dodgy footwear.)