That’s all I can claim…. it was a long week with my parents visiting, during which I somehow had less time to read blogs, let alone write on my own. It’s been a couple of days now and things are somewhat settling back into their usual chaos.
I have a new FO — the Puppy Tstocking. I love it and want to make more.
So, naturally, I cast one for another Christmas project, the First Year Ravenclaw scarf from Charmed Knits. I’m working on it only when my son’s not looking, so he’ll still be surprised when he sees it in its finished form. Why this is going to work when he was along on the trip to the LYS where I purchased the yarn for the project, I don’t know. It’s just one of my little quirks that I think it will.
IHS fans, rejoice, I’m nearing the end, even though I’m getting in just one repeat every few days. And none all last week.
Unfortunately, I had my Red Scarf project with me on Sunday and managed to snap one of my Lantern Moon size 5s right in half. It made a soft but beautiful sound and as soon as it happened I knew just what it was. Luckily it wasn’t the needle holding the live stitches, but still. I had made a conscious choice to bring the project with me, even though I knew I wouldn’t be able to knit a stitch, and here I was. The project is on a nice sturdy Susan Bates Quicksilver and it just. isn’t. the. same.
So I’m back to working on all these projects in small portions, being Mrs. Mom the other 23 hours of the day.
Props to Mr. Beth, who stopped by a yarn store before/after going to the Wisconsin game, and picked out a skein of alpaca/merino blend for some socks. OK, they’re going to be for him, but still he gets 20,000 points. What a nice guy!