I managed to get quite a bit of knitting done on sock #2 in the past week. A car trip to Grand Rapids to celebrate Honorary Son's graduation from college helped tremendously in finding knitting time.
As you can see, I was able to complete the leg and the heel. Currently I'm about halfway through the gusset decreases. This sock will definitely be done by Christmas; just probably not in time for DD2 to mail it to her friend, whom the pair is intended for, and have it get received by the 25th. DD2 assures me that this is okay, as the friend has no idea that the socks even exist, and they are a birthday gift (late December) rather than a Christmas gift.
I'm glad she's okay with that, because I'm feeling a bit frazzled by all my partially done and nowhere near done things going on right now. Like my Christmas tree, for instance. It too is maybe halfway done. I'd really like to finish decorating it before DD1 and DD2 arrive home from college on Friday night. They've made and bought me too many ornaments through the years to go for the spartan look of "hey, we've got lights and maybe a dozen bulbs hung, so it's decorated, right?" This dark picture really makes it look a whole lot more festive than it does in the daylight at the moment.
That's all for now; it's nearly time to hit the (very snowy and sometimes white-out) road so that DH and I make it to church in time for the Wednesday evening Advent service.