That would be me, easily amused. On a good day, I'm not complicating things. I'm finding amusement in the banal, the ordinary. On a bad day, I'd probably step over George Clooney, but that would have to be a REALLY bad day. Let's hope it never comes to that.
My current amusement is Wendy Johnson's Laurel sock (Ravelry link). The construction is clever and simple and amazing. You increase on the needle holding the sole stitches, and this creates a gusset. You turn the heel with wrap-and-turn short rows, which I suck at, but that's a personal problem. Then, you work the heel flap while simultaneously decreasing the extra stitches from the gusset. There's no picking up stitches. Genius, I tell you!
I could kill my buzz by wondering how in the world somebody came up with this method in the first place, and why can't I invent something like this. But some of us are meant to be inventors of cleverness and some of us are meant to be consumers. I've accepted my place on the food chain and I'm O.K. with it.
Here's a photo of an almost completed heel flap. Notice how the gusset is elegantly decreasing. In this photo I have four more rows until the heel flap is completed:
This photo shows a completed heel flap, with the sole needle now containing the original number of stitches before the gusset was started:
A backside view of the heel flap:
And a view of the instep side:
These aren't exactly Diane Arbus-worthy photos, but you get the idea. I was too lazy to set up the big-ass tripod and I don't (yet) own a table-top tripod, so these are a bit blurry. I also do not own a light box, or a remote commander, or a wide angle lens... so many toys, so little money.
The color way might be a bit dark for this pattern, but I DO NOT CARE. I love this yarn so much I wish it would breed like rabbits in my stash. There were zero knots in the skein, it's so nice and squishy, and the color is glorious. I don't know who came up with the name Dream in Color Smooshy but I wish I'd given birth to them. Maybe I could get a discount.