It's finally happened.
I have been killed.
I haven't posted in almost two weeks because I have alternately been very busy at work, very busy knitting my weapon (yes, I am a Sockwars statistic now), and very busy caring for my new family member. Everyone, meet Kobold.
Remember at the end of my last post how I said Patrick and I were picking up a dog from the shelter on Friday? Well, here he is, in all his lazy glory.
That isn't to say that he is a lazy dog. In fact, quite the opposite. Kobold has a ton of energy. But while this German Shephard/Collie mix does love to run and play, he also knows how to enjoy some down time. That's my lap he's slowly taking over, by the way.
Kobold is ridiculously smart, and he's already learned the sit command. He's still working on laying down, and 'stay' is only just starting to sink in, but since we've barely had him a week, I think that's good progress. He's a trouble-maker, too. You know how toddlers like to pick things up and walk with them when they first learn how because, hey, how cool is that? Kobold does the same thing. He enjoys picking socks out of our laundry and carrying them out into the living room. He doesn't chew them, he just carries them around.
And he loves everyone. Everyone forever. Friendliest dog I've ever met.
Well, I am dead. My assassin, Tracy from MD, was very kind about it, too. She sent me a few things to help cushion the blow.
Since she stalked my blog (sorry I didn't update, Tracy!) and ravelry id, she knew I was a gamer and started off the package with some pretty awesome stuff.
On the left is an ice skate keychain from the paralympics, which is neat. And to the right, top to bottom, are Vivi and a chocobo from the Final Fantasy game series. The pin is from a completely awesome game called Fallout, and Patrick is pretty jealous of it.
And, in my emails with this wonderful knitter, I find out that she has actually met one of the concept artists for Fallout 3! Jealousy abounds! I'd better not let Patrick know, good thing he doesn't read my blog.
And after that was some lovely black tea, and the remnants from the socks. It's KnitPicks Essentials, in "Turtle Multi." How did Tracy know I like turtles? I don't know. Stroke of luck.
It is lovely yarn that swirls in shades of green varying from "spring" to "pine". I absolutely love all shades of the color green, even the electric lime variety, and this yarn has most of them. The socks are soft and comfy.
Ah, but I'm forgetting something, aren't I? The socks themselves! She used the "Don't Box Me In" pattern, and they're great. I can't take them off my feet.
How lovely are these things?! Oh man. There is nothing to make your feet happier at the end of the day then putting on a surprise pair of handknit socks.
So, Tracy, thank you. You have been an excellent opponent.