Can’t say it any better, or with a prettier picture, than Ms. Alicia Paulson at Posie Gets Cozy. Read her post, it’s perfect.
In the meantime I’m cleaning the house in preparation for Tom’s return, doing bits of gardening and yard work so that the house looks reasonably nice when he sees it for the first time in 8+ weeks, and trying to keep knitting.
The Kitchen Monkeys are coming along. I finished the legs last night and started the first row of the heel flap on both socks.
On mom’s stole, I had to frog it and start a new provisional cast on because I was concerned that the first one wasn’t stretchy enough and would result in either being too narrow overall or worse – just in the middle join. I’ve got the chain made for the cast on, now need to knit on and start the lace pattern (which IS fast and fun).