…unless it’s been wishful thinking on your part, and to that I say HA! Foiled your evil plan!!!!
Yes, I am alive. No, no tragedies have befallen me or mine. Yes, I am still knitting (among other things). No, I have no excuse for not posting. Bad blogger, no cookie. Which is okay I guess…well the “no cookie” part at least because I’m supposed (she said, voice dripping with sarcasm) on a diet. But the bad blogger part? Inexcusable.
Now, I could blame Dizzy Blonde Studios and all the dyeing I’m doing just to be able to update the store in the relatively near future (I’m thinking first week of October), or Ravelry and getting lost in all the interesting stuff on there, or other fun interactive (read addictive) sites like Dragon Cave and Plurk and Molehill Empire, but I’m not gonna, because those are excuses. Nope, I’ve just been busy and lazy. End of story.
What have I been busy with? Well, Jackass is 95% retired, which means I have more responsibility, which means more work, and less time to play on the interwebs among other things. Also, the launch of Dizzy Blonde Studios was way more successful than I imagined, almost embarrassingly so…to the tune of being sold out in a matter of hours successful. So, since my inventory was entirely decimated, I’ve been busily dyeing yarn every weekend like a madwoman. Both situations leave very little knitting time, but I HAVE still been knitting, and other stuff. Wanna see?
It’s only been almost a month since the 2008 Ravelympics ended and I have some good new and some bad news. The good news:
My Team Rubbernecker, Sock-Put event project is a win!
Pattern: My own. One day I’ll write it up.
Needles: Addi Lace size 1 [2.25mm] 32″ Magic Loop Bay-Bee!
Yarn: 2 balls Knit Picks Essential in Cocoa
Thoughts: This is the same toe-up sock pattern that I’ve been knitting these Rometard socks in for the past year. I use Judy’s magic Cast-On with an encroachment/sherman short-row heel, and I’ve pretty much got the socks memorized. I like how the leg and the rolled cuff kinda remind me of an ancient Roman architectural column.
Now, since I’m so familiar with this sock, I thought I’d challenge myself by knitting 2 pairs of socks in the 17 days of the event. So I entered the sock-put event for team Mission Possible 08…and that’s where the bad news comes in.
For that project I chose to knit up my catface lace socks in my Momoze colorway (damn, but I still miss that cat!). With only 4 days remaining, let’s just say I was already SERIOUS pushing my luck. Then due to gauge issues, I ended up frogging the sock twice, and then rewriting the pattern so I could use fewer stitches. Needless to say, the socks are still on the needles, but I am thoroughly enjoying them, so I guess it’s not all bad. Of course, no pictures have been taken, so I can’t even show you how cute they are.
Recently, my SD and SGD moved to New Mexico…conveniently close to Taos. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out the dates in time to make it to the festival this year. But I’m SO there in 2009! I have a feeling that we’ll be visiting more than once a year. SBH really misses his daughter, and wants a chance to get to know his granddaughter. I can’t believe she’ll be 2 in February! And she’s getting so big! Wanna see? Of course you do…what kinda dumbass question was that?
And here she is with her beautiful mommy.
Blogsylvania is celebrating birthdays in the next coupla days…at least 2 that I know of…probably dozens that I don’t. First, today is Restless Knitter‘s, and tomorrow is Fluffy Knitter Deb‘s! Why not head on over and wish them both a happy birthday! Happy birthday ladies, and many happy returns!