I'm still here. I'm still trying to get used to the new laptop. Still not entirely certain I like Win8. But I haven't gone away, just been a little bit more busy with things I don't think make good blog fodder.
I'm on a sweater binge right now. A couple of weeks ago, I made some sweater swatches. Because it's sweater knitting season around here.
Beaubourg sweater, which I made* in Manos del Uruguay Maxima (it's so delicious, I can't even tell you). The colorway, if you want to know, is Eucalyptus. The center one is going to be the Iced sweater, the yarn is Berroco Campus. It's a very cool blend of purple, pale blue, and orange. Not my normal thing, but hey, why not. And I figured if the pattern was pretty simple, the end product would be a nice balance between funky and classic.
The third is the beginning of a very ambitious plan for a Chocolate Stout cardigan, my second Baby Cocktails sweater and not my last, in Cascade 220. Ambitious because I'm going to try to change the color. I haven't decided if I'm going to try to dye the yarn or the end project - I will keep you posted.
I'm also working on the annual installment of sweaters for N. He loves his yearly sweater, and I very much want to encourage that, so I allowed him to select this year's sweater. He picked one with a technique I had managed to avoid thus far, one that only his little face staring at me, combined with his little voice saying, "Momma, please can I have that one?" would make me agree to try. Intarsia. Tragically, I did not take any pictures of this process, but google it if you don't know (Mom), and you'll understand. Happily, that part of the sweater only lasted a little while, and I'm now on the simple straight stockinette (read boring) portion of the project. Pictures maybe later, if I remember. Getting pictures off my phone to the computer so I can upload them here is annoying. There must be a better way...
I'm also doing this new thing. It involves this package I got in the mail last week.
That's really all I've got for now. Again, I say I'll update more often, but I just can't make promises until I figure out how to make this computer not annoying. Technology sometimes gets in the way.
*Yes, I already finished it. I needed it done!