I was so giddy with love for my Mosi that I got up early yesterday morning while the house was quiet and learned how to do a three needle bind off. That gold is now the contrasting shoulder seam. The center is the steek. I am going to need a very quiet day to do the reinforcing and cutting of that steek but I don't see that on the horizon. Maybe Sunday.
In sock news, the two at a time man socks were very naughty this week. I had to separate them and do the heels-twice. I made some really stupid mistakes which I have come to realize is just the way things are these days. Fix it and move on.
Pimpeliesse is starting to show some color-like the leaves outside. In my head I pronounce this pim-pell-e-esse. I had to laugh at a comment that said they couldn't knit this pattern because they pronounced it pimple-ease and that's just gross. I have to admit for the longest time I pronounced it that way too. I have no idea which one is right, I just like the version I made up better.
Speaking of comments, I got a few about my spumoni ice cream. It's an Italian Christmas tradition in my house. It's chocolate, pistachio and a cherry flavor that is full of candied fruit. For the record, I am not Italian. Not at all. We just lived with an Italian woman and her two sons when I was little so I grew up with Italian on the brain. My parents were 17 and 21 when I was born and they shared a big old Victorian house with a young widow who lived across the street from my grandmother. We moved to our own house when I was six so I had plenty of time to marinate in the culture of the old world. Buon appetito!