First off, happy birthday to my beautiful, amazing, wonderful husband! I love you so much.
I feel alot more relaxed about my decision not to make my dad's vest. Otherwise, I'd have to stress about finishing my grant, getting things done at work, cleaning, packing, sending off Christmas gifts, AND knitting. With all of my current obligations, it just could not happen (this week was another crazy one -- home after 8-9 every night).
So I'm calmly working on socks for the in-laws. I have 3 socks completed, out of 4 pairs.
First, ones for my father-in-law:
These are both completed, but I still need to weave in the ends. I'm digging the color and the pattern.
And one completed one for my mother-in-law:
They're both in Swish, following basic patterns from, well, you-know-where.