I'm a bad blogger.
I finished the alpaca pulse warmers. I cleaned and blocked them. I gave them to my mother, who received them with surprise and glee, as she'd recently discovered a need for such things while practicing the cello or working on the computer. (she thus revealed that she does not read the blog.... we must do something about that). My mother packed them away in her box of goodies to take home. My parents got on their plane and flew home.
Notice anything missing in that history? I do ... the part where I take the picture(s). Bad blogger.
For the record, here's the last picture I took....
Meanwhile, the poor Jaywalkers have had an unwanted hiatus. While working on the Pulse Warmers, I was toting both projects around in a little bag I bought for myself while shopping for others (shh).
Something bad happened, leaving me with these:
Those, my friends, are the jagged ends of three broken Brittany 2.25 mm dps that once held the stitches of my lovely Jaywalkers....
As you might imagine, this slowed my progress a bit.
Finally, I rounded up three more Brittany dps in the right size, and have resumed knitting..
The remnants of the dps are there for artistic value.
I've come to what appears to be the end of the first of the Celtic Wedding Shawls. I fear I will have to send the whole lovely thing to the frog pond -- it seems much too small suddenly. (Pics when my camera recharges)
I've started the second shawl, this time in Elann's Peruvian Collection Baby Cashmere (60% Baby Alpaca/ 30% Merino Wool/ 10% Cashmere). I've knit one row past the the row in which I cast on forever. This time, I added about 8 more stitches to the cast on for each side... I think I will like that better.
We're not discussing Dan's sweater. I know ... I know... first I said I would finish it for his birthday, and now the major December Gift Giving Fest has passed me by, but it remains unfinished, waiting for inspiration for the center 1/3 of the front. We're just not going to talk about that right now.
Are there any more projects I'm supposed to be reporting progress on?
Finally, a word to my readers:
I got several lovely
Christmas Holiday cards with comments that my friends enjoyed following my escapades via this blog. While I'm tickled to discover a wider readership than I thought I enjoyed -- I'd be even more tickled if some of y'all would comment -- or maybe Email Me