I haven't really disappeared -- it just seemed like that. Our router totally flaked out and when I could get on, it was only for a few minutes at a time. I was able to comment on some blogs but got thrown off by the router when I tried to comment to Dave on Wednesday. (Think there was a message in that?)
Knitting has been happening. Socks for Little Squid are almost done and new socks for Papa Squid are started. I had to attend a middle school application orientation meeting last night and didn't want to keep measuring Little's socks so I cast on for Papa's socks. I was, actually, very respectful for most of the meeting and only took out my knitting when the questions started. Finished the toe and started the foot of the first sock. The yarn for Papa's new socks was purchased as roving last year at Rhinebeck. I'd like to have them done for this year but that will only happen if I make them my sole project for the week. And then ... maybe not. Mike has size 11, extra wide, feet. Instead, I will concentrate on my Flower Basket Shawl, which also will probably not be done in time for Rhinebeck. So, the only new woolens worn by the Squid family will be Squidette's orange socks.
Speaking of Rhinebeck, I have spoken to my Aunt and to my children and decided that I am only going up on Sunday. Little Squid has been given the option for skipping Hebrew School but he wants perfect attendance, so it will be just me and Squidette this year.