Sunday, March 10, 2013

Playing Catch-Up

Since we last spoke, I got a new computer. I am currently writing this post on my old computer, so you can see how my relationship with Windows 8 is going... I'm sure I'll figure it out, but I prefer knitting to doing so, and so my shiny new tech is pretty much just a glorified web browser for the time being.

The holidays came and went. There was a tree and many gifts and cookie baking and decorating.
That's right - I handed the toddler tubes of gel icing.
And he made art.
His father made horror cookies.
My mom and I made matching W&M cookies, without even consulting each other.

There's been a lot of knitting. I can't be certain to show it all to you because I can't really remember and I don't have great pictures of all of it, but here are some highlights. I made yet another Turn A Square hat for the boy. This time, I made it in Encore, so I can wash the damn thing in the washing machine. Good thing, too, since he rarely takes it off. He picked those colors out. It is currently in the queue to be washed, and he is wearing the green one I made him earlier this fall. The Ichigo Tam (Rav link) from the Dream in Color Dream Club for January fell off my needles in a day. I just wanted it to be mine that much. Then I made Wanderlust from, with more Dream in Color Dream Club yarn that I had kicking about (I'm a sucker for DiC yarns...). I fully intend to make another pair, as those went to live with the lovely model wearing them here (I have yet another skein of DiC yarn to use). Turns out I'm also a sucker for because, as soon as I finished the Wanderlust mitts, I started the Political Process mitts, in Unisono yarn. I also made a garter stitch shawl kit, and cast on Loxley (Rav link) with some alpaca I had in stash (no great pictures of those, sorry).

My model is a beautiful lady with nice ear lobes... :-)
And a stunning manicure.
Ignore the old man hands and look at the colors and pretty cables!!!
February blew chunks healthwise, but also resulted in a sweater, so I can't complain too much. More on that in another post, as it has its own story to tell.

And now it's March and I'm still knitting (duh). Currently, I'm working to clear out the pile of UFOs I've had making faces at me from a giant bag next to my side of the bed. At the top of the pile is a baby blanket that I started almost a year ago. I made the Moderne Baby Blanket (Rav link) that I cast on for my god son and then never finished. I just...left it in a bag, wallowing in its personal garter stitch sea, for almost a year. Finally, I couldn't ignore the muttering from the bag anymore and pulled the damn thing out to finish it.

I feel much better now - thanks for finishing me.
There are a few other things kicking around that I'm working on, but several are stealthy secret projects that I can't show you (sorry). I guess that's me, for now. Maybe the next time we meet (and for the very few of you who actually read this, I really DO intend to make more regular installments), I'll be posting from my shiny new computer that I hardly ever touch. Maybe. We'll see. Stupid Windows 8.

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