Huzzah, my stomach has quieted itself back down. Now I can shovel out from under the pile of stuff that accumulates when an adult gets sick around here. (No, really, I am glad glad glad for the return of GI equilibrium and normal energy levels.)
I have bound off my Metronome; it needs to be blocked and to have its ends woven in. This nifty intarsia trick means I only have six ends to weave in, though. Big thumbs up on the pattern. I made it one stripe smaller than instructed, because I prefer the cream/green contrast to the teal/green contrast.
I am not entirely sure that the teal/green contrast works, but I know that I am super-cautious about color combinations so I'm just going to pretend that it works and trust that the Color Police will not pounce upon me for failure to consider the potential blinding effects of teal + moss.
Books: finishing up My Father's Dragon with Stella -- it's a hit. Looking forward to reading and re-reading some of those other commenter recommendations from the first sidewalks post!
The Small House at Allington will take me some time to get through; in the meantime I am also reading Understanding Scrupulosity. I really appreciate it: the priests who wrote it seem so kind and gentle and persistent and also possessed of X-ray vision that would be creepy if it weren't so helpful.
Ysolda Teague is doing another round of Knitworthy patterns this year; she released the first one yesterday. Doesn't it look fun? Those fingers are made with an awesome I-cord-ish trick that means you don't have to work them in the round. I am trying to decide: I might make a pair for myself in rust and cream, or I might make a black and green pair for my MIL for her December birthday. The black/green yarn is superwash, though, which doesn't work as well for stranded colorwork. OH THE DECISIONS -- any thoughts for me? The Knitworthy threads have been fun for the past two years, if you're the sort of knitter who means to knit Christmas gifts and then gets surprised by how soon Christmas is actually popping up on the calendar. The projects have been mostly bite-sized, with some new but accessible techniques sprinkled throughout.
Lots of Yarn Along posts linked at Ginny's, as usual.