It's time for the weekly Christmas knitting update and really, it looks pretty much like last week. The mens' socks were going well until Lucy got a bit antsy and pulled out the needle from the almost-finished heel flap:
Look at Herself here, all innocence. "Who me?", she says.
Yes you, naughty kitty!
I finally bought the needles I needed yesterday, so I was able to turn the heel on Sock #1 for Friend S. I also completed the miraculous rare occurrence of going into a wool shop and buying only what I needed to get. Amazing!
After I took the first bunch of photos it was too nice to go inside, so I picked up the live stitches and finished turning the heel on the Boring Brown Sock:
Turning a heel flap-and-gusset style while magic looping is a massive PITA and I wouldn't recommend it, but to get our Christmas knitting finished, sometimes we need to do things we don't want to do.
My handy spreadsheet tells me I am 48% finished if I stick to Plan Original and 39% finished if I aim for Plan CrazyPants with the two additional pairs of socks. Not too bad, but not great after. I have a quiet weekend coming up, so I hope for great things next Wednesday. Wish me luck!