I have finally found the joy in the knitting of socks. It is fairly inexpensive, easily portable, and a small enough that they can be finished in a couple of weeks - unless you are me knitting this current pair of socks. I may even knit a pair for myself. I have again found the joy in knitting, and the joy of finishing projects. However, I will modify the pattern, and make a short cuff as I don't care for the longer leg version of the socks.
That being said, we are GOING BACK TO KANSAS CITY unless the Sofa King doubles back on me. I will have to get DS's yarn and pattern out of gift jail, and I should probably knit her sweater before I knit a pair of socks for myself. I would hate for her to feel neglected and get "mean".
I never never considered that I would miss Kansas City, familiar surroundings, my favorite knit shops, the four seasons, and most certainly my family. In truth, I don't know if I hate it here because it is so unfamiliar, or because I really hate it, but I do know that I miss my family, and I miss my life - difficult as all of them can be...
Kansas City here I come, right back where I started from... Socks and all.