Comedy Central came to Holland this Summer. Now we're treated to daily reruns of "Scrubs" and "That 70's Show" as well as a weekly local show called "Badly Dubbed Porn," which we don't watch. You know, because it's in Dutch. ;)
We're also catching up on a couple years' worth of "South Park," which I fell out of the habit of watching in, oh, about 2000. I'm amazed at how strong the show still is. Case in point: the episode about the smug engulfing South Park is high art. We laugh our butts off, and it's good to laugh your butt off.
This week we caught the one where Cartman goes on Maury Povich dressed like a teenaged girl. Trying to outdo the other out-of-control kids on the show, Cartman's ranting and ranting, "Whateva! I do what I want!" And I'm all pointing my finger at B, "Whateva! I do what I want!" And then I'm pointing at my knitting, "Whateva! I do what I want!"
The following clip contains shocking content and rude language.
Right now. Right this second, I'm socked out. I don't want to knit socks. These gift socks are stressing me out over things that wouldn't bother me if I was knitting for me or B. What if they don't fit??? is my biggest worry. But I also worry that the recipients think I'm a big flake because I'm not finished yet. I have very good and legitimate reasons why I only have the tippy-toes of one pair of socks on the needles at the moment. Still, it's weighing on me.
I'll knit what I want!
I put the sock needles down this week. I spent just about all day last Sunday trying to figure out what pattern to knit for my Mom, and that was plenty. Instead, I've been working on B's sweater. After hundreds and hundreds of stitches, I've completed the back.
The photo is not my best. For some reason my camera will not capture the dark green of the wool. What you see is all doctored in Photoshop, and it's still not very accurate.
Yet, I like this shot because it looks like the sweater goes on for miles. It sure felt like miles. Betcha five bucks B doesn't notice the small column of wonky bits.
Don't worry. I will finish the gift socks. Mom's new socks are on the needles, and I'm waiting for 2mm circs for my step-mother-in-law's Wollmeise. But, I'll finish them when I want to finish them. M'kay?