There has been knitting!!!!!!
The green sweater is progressing,
For knitting-while-reading, I have another sock:
cowl neck sweater because 1. I love that sweater and wear it a lot, 2. It's fast and I'd like some instant gratification, and 3. the pattern I intended to make with this ribbon stuff was designed for ribbon stuff 2 sizes smaller than this, which I had failed to notice when adding it to my queue. (And all of this was even BEFORE the pain pills, so I can't even blame them) I'm going to do the cowl neck slightly different this time--probably just straight rows rather than the short rows to make the front bigger. I am sure it's just me, but every time I wear the other one, the front reminds me slightly of a bib--possibly because I keep spilling food on it, but a design change sounds good anyway.
And my new yarn for the ornaments arrived! I opened up the box, basked in its existence, then closed it back up for January. I think if I'm going to make it an entire year without buying anything new, it might help to stretch out the last new thing I got for as long as possible. If I get really desperate, I might have Andy wrap it up in smaller boxes and occasionally leave them on the doorstep. Or maybe inside--our neighbors did take some squash I set outside to cure in the sun, so I may not want to trust them with yarn...........