Ah, the immortal words of Monty Python. This is just a shout out to say that I’m still here, although a little the worse for wear due to my temporary withdrawal symptoms from Ravelry. To repeat the words of many a fallen blogger, that place is like crack (or what I imagine crack would be like, leaving you addicted and needy for a fix.) For all of you out there who know where I’m coming from (and wish to return…) my screen name there is knittingnav.
One good thing about joining the cult that is ravelry is that the process of filling in your info and projects leaves you with lots of nice photos for the blog (and great new almost finished projects, and new fire-under-your-butt determination to finish old projects.) So, even though I have been more than a little preoccupied with my new toy lately, knitting has occured and here is the proof:
I started (and am almost finished) a nice new neckwarmer for moi based on the Imperial Herringbone stitch. All that’s left is to weave in the ends and sew on those cute buttons.
I finished a pair of booties for my adorable nephew. These were originally slated to be a christmas present if everthing else got done. As if- what was I thinking? They’re from a booklet by Bernat called “Mommy and Me” and are made out of less than a ball of Bernat Organic Cotton. I mailed them the other day and apparently they just fit. Another month of procrastinating and they would have been too small (sorry about the blurriness. My camera just did not like this yarn at all.)
I’ve also picked up my minimalist cardigan again and am cranking out the pieces. As it stands now I’ve got the back and the right front complete and the left front about halfway done. I really hope this fits when it’s done!
I’m also working on a secret project for my swap partner in the Valentine’s swap on ravelry which has to get in the mail in the next couple of days, so today is it’s D day. Mission: completion by 2400, in the mail on Monday.
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