When suddenly faced with a free hour in my piano teaching schedule, I started Rhubarb Metropolis socks.
I'm starting at the toe, but the actual pattern is top down.
The design has some Monkeyish aspects, but makes Xs instead of Vs. It distorts the stripes into almost kaleidoscopic curves.
I had originally bought black and white Tofutsies for this pattern, but Trusty ate it. L-B says I should try feeding him tofu. I think it was the seafood shells that appealed to him.
The other thing Trusty ate, or at least mouthed and left incredibly slimy and disgusting, was P's new Webkinz dog. Laurel washed it off thoroughly, but P was very unhappy. Q did not have a Webkinz yet, so we went to the toy store when I finished teaching and got him a Persian cat, a frog for M, and a replacement dog. But when we got to Laurel's, P had reunited with her dog, so I gave O the new one. In case you are new to the Webkinz phenomenon, the toys come with a password that lets the wee owner onto a kid game website where their toy becomes a virtual pet that they can dress and feed and sort of talk to. Virtual pets aren't new, but these are awfully cute.
In case you are wondering why my grandchildren have alphabetical names, I am clueless. But we are missing an N in that series, so I think Howard and Amber will have to name their new baby something starting with that letter.
* Opinions differ on which is THE greatest story ever told, but it is probably "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
P.S. Can you tell I crashed my blog? Hint: Do not edit HTML after midnight unless you are a real programmer.