Well, OK, I have been taking some photos, but they are non-knitting screenshots from the TV:
The end of a Notre Dame football game, and a victory - YAY!
Wendy commented on Instagram that she saw it on a double feature with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and I cannot wrap my brain around that combo.
So anyhow, I can *tell* you about my knitting for now, OK? I'm at the heel of the second sock of a pair I was making and showed a few posts ago. I am hoping to finish it by the end of the week, so I can start a pair of socks for The Tim as an anniversary gift. It's doable, I just actually have to do it!
Then I am also working on this pattern (Ravelry link, beware if that's a problem) for my niece Liz. Remember a while back when I showed you the photo of the very beginnings of the Hipster Shawl I was making for my niece Julie, who is a hipster? Well, scrap that project. I managed to get the crossed stitches OK, but oy there was a lot more going on in that pattern, and my brain had neither the available real estate nor the desire to continue, at least not now. So I frogged the bit that I had, and switched projects and nieces, so to speak! Actually, this makes sense, because last year I knit hats for Julie and her family for Christmas. So I have decided that this year Liz and her family will get knitted gifts. I'll make her this shawl, knit a Musselburgh hat (non-Ravelry link) for her husband Greg, and then a still-to-be-determined item for their son Zach. I knit him a hat last year, so I was thinking fingerless gloves. The idea there was that since he is a teenager, he might wear them, even if he doesn't wear gloves or mittens. Of course, it's likely a moot point regardless what I knit for him, because he is a teenager, and I'm sure would rather have money or some other item that I know nothing about or can't afford. I just figure for a few more years, he is stuck feeling like the kid in the movie "The Christmas Story" who gets the bunny/footie pajamas from his aunt, and his parents make him try them on. But Zach is a good kiddo, so he will know it's the thought that counts. 😊
I also have a continuing saga of swatching for a sweater I would like to try. It required a regular stockinette swatch, and a garter lace swatch. I hit the nail on the head with the stockinette swatch, but not with the garter lace swatch. So I tried again, and still no luck. Then I realized that I had done both of the garter lace swatches with the wrong sized needles. What a maroon! So over the weekend I made sure to make a swatch with the correct size, and hopefully when it dries and I measure it, I'll be good to go. Word to the wise - when you have issues with a swatch TWICE, you may want to be sure you are using the needle size indicated in the pattern. Geez.
(OK, so at least that last link was to a photo related to knitting ... 😉)