Monday, March 26, 2012
greetings from your absentee blogger
I've been a bit MIA around here lately, but I have a good excuse! We are in the process of buying our first house (closing in 3 weeks) so that has been eating up what spare time I had. We are very excited! I actually have still been squeezing in some time for crafts, I just haven't been good about taking photos and writing blog posts. So this is a knitting update of things that I made several weeks ago since the more recent projects still need to have ends woven in, photos taken, etc. This hat was a quick one that I made for the recent craft hope project to make hats and bags for kids with cancer.
I also was knitting the rose ribs sock pattern from the book Sock Knitting Master Class, which I really should write more about at some point - it's a great book - but I didn't take the time to knit a gauge swatch or even to try on the socks until I was 2/3 through with the first one, and they are way. too. small. Bummer. The lace pattern was so pretty and not that hard to keep track of while knitting, so I may try to knit these again on larger needles or in the larger size at another time. But for now I decided I that my life was complicated enough right now and my knitting should be easy.
So I treated myself to some yummy soft malabrigo chunky yarn in this fun yellow/ochre/almost chartreuse color and knitted myself up a quick cowl (the luxe cowl pattern) which I found via angry chicken. I normally don't wear a lot of bright colors so I kind of surprised myself when I bought this yarn, and have surprised myself even more to find that I love wearing it! So I am kind of on a run of making cowls... it is starting to feel like spring here but I am tempted to make another before it warms up for real... maybe this one that a friend and I saw a sample for at a yarn shop here in Portland?
Happy spring to you!