It's just that I've been a little busy, and buses have been running a little late recently, so I haven't managed to sit down and write a good post. I'll do it this weekend, I promise.
Well, not doing it last weekend was all my fault. I was too busy trying to make progress on the Crazy Cable Blanket:
In which my brother informed me, after I made the point that I had only done 45 rows out of 420, that he thought I'd have it done by the end of November, and was therefore shocked I hadn't made much progress. I pointed out that I had told him that I wouldn't be done by Hanukkah, so what made him think I would be done by November? Really? It's not that I'm a fast, well, anything, and they know that. It takes me a couple of months at best to crochet an afghan, and that's a not-so-complicated, bulky weight, one. Knitting crazy cabling in worsted weight? Yeah, I'll be lucky if I have it done by the end of the cold season.
Anyway, if you ignore the rather icky cable job in one place, and the day I picked it up, proceeded to make 3 mistakes in two rows, hacked fixes for them, and put it down thinking it would only get worse from here, I'm making progress. Slow progress, but progress. Though I'm not using lifelines anymore, so if I really screw up I'm back to row 20. Yeah, maybe next year he'll get it as a Hanukkah present. Maybe.