We have a stump in our front yard which is 'Jordan's throne'. The little girl next door, who is two, comes over and sits down like she is 'the princess of all she sees'. This is her little throne where she proudly reigns. I don't think she'll mind that I used her throne to show off my latest socks. They are from a free pattern called "Pillars of Atlantis" designed by Chrissy Graham (http://chrissythegreat.blogspot.com). It was a nice pattern to work with. I adapted a few things to make it easier on me, but I don't think it changed the general pattern at all.
Here's a better view - you can see the cables and ribs as well as the yard without grass. Oh! I forgot to tell you, the yarn is Sweet Georgia Superwash Sock yarn in the Life Aquatic colorway purchased from, where else???? Knit Picky.
L and I have been keeping ourselves busy while R is at camp. So far we've worked on finding a light box for him since he is now into drawing. He's pretty good at it - he gets that from his Dad! He hasn't been willing to share any recent artwork, but I bet it's looking good. Today he and I tried our hand at role playing. He's a role player from the word go and I have been fortunate enough to sit back and listen, not play, to the adventures. However, I've been promising - all year - that I would play with him. Since R is NOT into it at all, we've been taking advantage of our time together to play. It's not going so well! I don't know what I'm doing and he's trying desperately to teach me. Good luck with that buddy!