I've been reduced to banging on walls, clapping my hands, or, even worse, occasionally getting up and finding them to get their attention. Our very co-existence depends on loud voices. They rely on things like the volume of my voice to determine how serious I am or how quickly they should respond. I feel trapped in a cone of silence. Sigh.
Anyway, it was a decent week for knitting though. I finished these socks earlier in the week...
I am madly, passionately in love with this yarn, Lorna's Laces SWAK. The colors please me immensely (this photo just doesn't due it justice). I knit them according to the basic technique taught in 2-at-a-Time Socks. I must say that by the time I got to the foot, I really had the technique down. I'll definitely be using this method again. I actually finished a pair of socks in a week!
(Side note: We are watching the Grammy's and #2 son just said with a big grin, "Ha! Mom can't sing tonight!" I get no respect.)
I also started the Merino Lace socks by Anne Woodbury from Favorite Socks with some Madelinetosh yarn from my stash. I'm enjoying both the yarn and the pattern.
And then there's the Noro vest. It was wonderful yarn to knit with, but I'm not sure if the vest is really my style. I need to get another hank of Kochoron (an expensive pattern shortage) to knit the collar, but I'm tempted to grab a couple more hanks of Cash Iroha instead and re-use the yarn for an Hourglass Sweater. I just don't know. I'm not sure if I made a bad purchase decision due to an impending illness... or if the present illness is tainting my view. Either way, it's getting put aside for now... but please feel free to vote. A picture of the vest can be seen a few posts below.
(I'd also like to add that DH and the boys have increased the volume of the TV to a point that they can't even hear me clap for their attention let alone my faint request for them to turn it down. I think they're enjoying this too much.)
Breaking News: The WGA strike appears to be at it's end. According to Lostpedia.com, Carlton Cuse, producer and writer for LOST, plans to get his crews back to work tomorrow!! Just when reality TV was on the verge of a takeover, we can look forward to more House and LOST! And, you know, the other shows too.