and as much as I like them, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO ready to work on something--anything--else! I love how they turned out, and we'll keep one for ourselves, but as soon as they were finished, it was time for something different. Like
a shirt for Andy for Valentine's day. I haven't sewn very much clothing in recent years, so after making sure Andy liked the look,
I opted for a shirt pattern with fewer pieces than my usual. The key piece missing is the dratted button band for the top button--the bane of my existence with shirts. It's not as nice of a pattern, but as I've mostly made pajamas in the last few years, this is not the time to be tricky. I might even finish the shirt today, as I'm trying to stay out of trouble with my back. I was achy yesterday, which is unusual. I walked in the pool for an hour on Monday and was actually a bit sore before I started, but the water helped and I felt better afterwards. It's been really humid and foggy here, so it's possible that I worked the muscles/whatever enough to push them into reacting to weather, because the actual hip/back issues don't hurt like that. And we are having icky weather:
I am almost finished with the next pair of self-patterning socks. As there are three whole days left in the month, I am completely delusional enough to think I can get both finished for January. No problems!!!!!!!!!