The power came back on last night, so I'm back on the knitting / holiday prep wagon. No knitting photos right now, in case any of the recipients are keeping current on the blog. Tomorrow I may work on some as yet undesignated gifts, or gifts for non-blog-aware recipients, will post more then. However, I'm increasingly alarmed at how far behind I've fallen, and can't really figure out quite how it happened.
In non-knitting news, I decided to check out the Ikea sale today. I've been working at home a fair amount recently, and the chair I've been using is terrible--it's meant for a kitchen table, and is on the verge of breaking. So I checked out the office chairs, and there was one that was 50% off in one fabric. The fabric was a blue denim, which seemed o.k. based on the model that was mounted up on the wall. So I get the chair (and nothing else, which was pretty amazing), take it home, open the box, and see for the first time the BACK of the chair:
You would think that they might have made this a little more obvious, maybe by facing the butt of this chair out? The pockets are real, the tag says "IKEA". Reminds me of the car my prom date bought when he was in college--one bought with full knowledge of all of it's denim features.