Yep, watermelon wedge socks on the needles. I'm really about up to the heel flap (my modification-- doing a heel flap and French heel in place of the afterthought heel in the pattern). The eagle-eyed among you will notice that I did slip 1, k2tog, psso in place of k3tog, as pattern is written; I split my pushing finger and could not bear the pain of the k3tog. I like the look and am never anal about patterns anyway. On to the good news.
DH got the job. Starts this week. He'll be an adjunct prof at a college in the next county, teaching biology with lab; 48 students in class, 24 in lab (there's another prof to teach the other half of the lab). The pay sucks, really sucks, but it's a foot in the door. Who knows how many more sections of bio there'll be next term? Also, this college has a micro curriculum for med techs-- and micro is DH's specialty. Being it's a pubic college, DH stays in the state pension plan. I'd say great news if DH were teaching more than 1 course; a typical load at a teaching college is more like 3 or 4 courses, plus advising and some research. BUT it's a foot in the door, as I wrote.
Off to watch Downton Abbey. We're all hooked. Love those clothes and jewels. I can wear this from the back of my cedar closet, an Anny Blatt design I made out of Tahki Sable about 20 years ago:
I'd give a lot to have Carson come and run my household. Heck, I'd give a lot to have Carson come and polish this:
This being a sterling silver candelabrum I inherited from my mother. You can't tell from the photo, but it's over 2 feet tall. I spent over an hour polishing it this morning, and that's after polishing it 2 weeks ago, and after coating it with the same stuff the British Museum uses on its antique silver collection so they don't have to polish all the live-long day. Carson? Anna? Where's the staff when you need them??