Hello again all!
So, life's gotten somewhat busier.
1) My role-playing group just started up a new game (we're running a game in the Star Trek setting, after the Dominion War.). It's the Last Unicorn Games version, which, while a little clunky, is still fun.
2) The new job isn't too crazy, but it is requiring an adjustment given that I haven't been working for a bit. I'm still having to get in the mindset of 'going to the office.'
3) Given the new job, however, I splurged and got a few more skeins of Lady Godiva from EatSleepKnit. It's one of their "Power Boost" yarns right now (they change them up once every quarter), where you get additional 'yards' for their loyalty program. This yarn's going to be a Maddy tank. (Ravelry Pattern link here.)
4) And with all this (or maybe in spite of it), I'm really on a knitting marathon. I -need- to finish the Birthday Socks. I've got two weeks to knit the foot of one sock and all of the second sock. I can knit during the role-playing session, like always, but I'm actually quite concerned about if I can get these done. So today, I started up season 2 of Babylon 5, (sorry, U.S. link only, also see here) and I'm just going to knit like crazy.
Also, as a useful resource, I found this. It's a shoe size and foot length in inches conversion chart that gives a really good idea of how long you need to make a sock based on shoe size. I needed it for the Birthday Socks.
Ok, that's it for now, now to get back to the knitting.