I finally finished the pair of socks for my dentist's assistant, no thanks to stupid Peaches. This morning I was weaving in the loose ends and I turned my eyes away for one minute and suddenly the sock I was working on went missing!
Gone, I tell you. Gone.
I searched high and low around my knitting chair to no avail. I did find the tapestry needle I had been using a few feet away....but no sock.
It was so damn frustrating that I thought I was going crazy. (Even worse crazy than I already am, if you know what I mean....)
Then I remembered.....Peaches has taken up a new hobby lately. It's called: "Hide the Socks". She retrieves pairs of socks from Daddy's drawer and then totes them all over the house while playing with them. So I knew I was going to have to widen my circle of searching.
After much gnashing of teeth and renting of clothing, I finally found the sock......underneath Daddy's newspapers on the floor in the living room. I WAS SO ANGRY! It had taken me half an hour to find that damn sock.
aarrghh..... so after trying hard to ignore my inclination to strangle Peaches, I took the sock and completed the weaving in of the ends. Here's the pic, but the dang light I photographed them in just doesn't show how the orange of the cuffs/heels/toes totally matches the orange spots in the leg/feet portion of the socks. You'll have to take my word for it that in real life the two colors are exactly alike and match very well.
Now that I've finished them, I can return to knitting my Zariski. And I have vowed---no more interruptions, even dentist's assistant requests! I return to the dentist on Tuesday so I will give them to her then. I hope she likes my "Fall Pumpkin Socks". (That's what Blaine named them---he's getting pretty good about taking part in my knitting affairs.)