My favorite puzzles were word searches and mazes, and the ones where you had to find all the differences between one picture and another -- what's missing, what's been added, what's changed?
There's not a lot missing or added between those two pics of "my area," but a WHOLE LOT has changed! The lingering evidence of recent travels was organized and put away; stickiness from something spilled but not quite all cleaned up (Maddy's Halloween party, I think) was wiped away, along with a fair amount of dust; the at-hand accumulation of books and magazines pulled for reference or casual perusal, plus a few additions to the stack from my birthday and recent thrift store finds was easily taken care of with a pair of bookends! What a difference, hm?
The materials for Mack's stocking, pieces of Coup d'etat, materials for Latvian mittens, and my workbag for socks are the only projects atop the chest. The basket to the right holds both Travelers' Vests... and I will be getting back to those, sooner rather than later, but not soonest.
I cast off the second sleeve of the Coup yesterday afternoon as Favre left the field at that big, bad Minnesota Metrodome with a HUGE victory. (Ack, I should have listened when they said "the Vikings defense is No. 1 against the run" and benched Ahman yesterday, as I did suffer a Fantasy loss. Oh well.) I watched the game at Mom's, then came home and did my clean sweep thing. I cast on for the left front of Coup last night and am nearly at the half-way mark! At this rate, I might have a finished sweater to wear by the time Knit Unto Others kicks off!