"properly practiced, knitting soothes
and it doesn't
hurt the untroubled spirit either."
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Y'all, This Is My Freakin' Novel
How the heck has it been almost a month?? It's not like I live a wild, jet-setting life (I just typed 'jest' instead of 'jet', which is much closer to the truth).
So...to try to catch me/you up on things, here is my life in pictures for the last couple of months.
Finished Bigfoot Socks! And how do you not show your appreciation?
By taunting an evil beastie. Know why?
Here's a hint:
Yeah, she caught a loop right on her sharp little teeth. Not the koigu!! Sob.
Goodies from Stitches West. Clicky through to Flickr for details on the yarns (all sock yarns, natch).
I also got this awesome sock pattern at Lisa Souza's booth. It looks like entrelac, but it's created in a totally different way.
I survived the Yarn Focus Challenge for 2007, but only just! Here's a sneak peek at the goodies I sent to my pal at KniTV.
That's Inca Alpaca. Her favorite colors are red and black, so all the goodies are those colors (except the yarn, because the shop I was at didn't have it in those shades). The rest of the package is full of chocolate and coffee-scented and -flavored yumminess.
And not to be vain, but I was really proud of these:
I also got my package from my super-generous YFC pal, Mindy at SwimMomKnits.
Peeps, that's Trekking in the front. Check out those colors! Behind that is a skein of Cascade 220--which I've been really wanting to check out since everyone raves about it. And behind that is a yarn I'd never heard of before--Dream in Color. 100% Australian merino, and it is just luscious. The color is a semi-solid, which you can really see here:
The colors are amazing! And look at those unbelievably beautiful stitch markers. Oooh.
And--yeah, there's still more...
Yeah, it's a terrible picture. 100% cotton, GGH Molina. Geez, I was so spoiled by Mindy!! And I've been such a loser, not posting this sooner.
Other sock yarns that I've acquired and not shown off yet.
Click thru for the details on each.
She let herself into the DVD cabinet behind the TV. This is right after we moved, before all the electronics were set up.
And playing with the trapped kitty...
She knocked over a basket of cotton yarn--on purpose, I think.
I got this white flat thing at IKEA. It has a tail. I call it Flat Cat. She must destroy Flat Cat, it seems!
My cousin popped and this gorgeous little boy was the result. ;)
I am in love. This is baby B at 1-1/2 weeks old.
Tap fists, dude!
Mama and B
I couldn't resist this little outfit for B
Can you tell I'm a proud Auntie?? Technically I think B is my second cousin (his mother is my first cousin), but she and I decided that since I've got 31 years on him, I am practically his aunt. I am so smitten. I have plastered my cube in pictures of little B and have queued up an insane amount of knitting for him.
Me & B
And, possibly the best baby picture ever! He looks drunk. Hee hee. Drunk baby.
So, there you go. You're caught up. Well, almost. There are a few new skeins of yarn (I know--I've gone nuts), and I just finished my ISE4 pal's scarf last night. It just needs steaming and blocking. I ordered the sock yarn yesterday for my Hogwart's sock swap pal. I've been reading like a maniac, so I haven't gotten tons of knitting done lately.
I'll try to be a better blogger. When I get behind with pictures, though, I tend to feel like I have to be interesting and post everything I have taken photos of for weeks. And that takes time that I usually just don't have.
This post has been in progress for days, in between work projects and on breaks. More blogging to come...