I finished my January socks just moments ago. I'm getting them in just under the wire for the Sock-a-Month Knitalong. Now I can have a J by my name on Chrissy's blog! These are definitely the best fitting socks I've knit so far. I used the Lava Flow pattern from Sockbug which I scaled down to accommodate my bird legs and narrow feet. I used Koigu PPPM colorway #511D. At least I think it's 511D. It might be D511D. It's so hard to tell with the Koigu because the colorways are hand written on the label by someone who doesn't have the best hand writing. I'm glad I'm getting off to a good start with the Sock-a-Month Knitalong, but I'm learning that I don't like to knit with a deadline. There are too many deadlines in my everyday life to be dealing with knitting deadlines. I may not make it through all six months, but it's worth a shot. For February, I'm going to finish Bob's socks once and for all. He tried on the first sock the other day when he was here and it actually fit pretty well. I have to remember that socks that look huge to me may fit people with normal legs and feet just fine.
Today I ran the viola sectional for the local Youth Symphony. This meant that I was stuck in a room for two hours with 12 teen aged violists, and I was supposed to be in charge. Those of you who know me well are probably laughing at the very idea of this. I actually did a better job than I usually do of being the task master today, but a funny thing happened when one of the parents came in to give me message. She stood there looking at us and had to ask who was in charge. She thought I was one of the kids! I'm not sure whether this is a compliment or not, but I'm going to go ahead and think of it as a good thing. It's not so bad to have someone think you're in high school a few days after your 31st birthday. It also means that my gray hairs aren't as obvious as certain Bobs like to say they are, and that is definitely a good thing.