I know, I know
I said I'd be back to blogging, but I still haven't recovered the necessary spoons, and I'm learning to not spew every little thought into the ether to have unwanted consequences and I have a high standard all of a sudden that means I start a lot of posts that never get finished.
But I'm back in the UK after spending some weeks around Thanksgiving with Bing and her family, and oh boy was that ever a needed break; not least because that was the longest time we've been apart since we started dating, and I missed
What did I do over my vacay? The simple answer is nothing. Nothing at all, and I needed that. The more truthful answer is I played Arkham Asylum and Rock Band and read Alias and watched Middleman and Ninja Assassin and the first season of Battlestar Galactica. And I knitted up a storm.
I promised myself I'd make an effort to try and keep my Ravelry
page up to date every Sunday, so that's what I'm doing - updating all my projects. I try, at the moment, to have two proje3cts on the go at any one time; one for me (most commonly socks) and one for a gift. I have turned out three hats in as many weeks recently, proving that sometimes presents are easy to come by - this one pictured is for jawalter
's niece; I had bearly even unpacked in Boston before Bing told me he'd been asking about it, so what could I do but knock one up - the hardest part is felting, but felting is really cool. Anyway, that's done, and I hope someone will supply me a picture of the intended recipient wearing the hat, otherwise I might have to post the one of her uncle modelling it.
Sadly I can't really talk about my current WIPs, partly because neither is officially cast on. One is a gift for someone who probably reads this blog and lets be fair knows she's due a knitted thing and knows what she's getting, but still
. The other...
The other is for me, but it's not only my first ever sweater (for an adult) but my first ever attempt at designing my own pattern. I know what I want, but just couldn't find a pattern to suit; nearly all sweater patterns are knitted front and back with side seams, or in the round. I want contrast colour side panels with no midline seam. So that's what I'm working on. I'll let you know how it goes. Wish me luck?