Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Finished stuff!

Well, well. Actually, some knitting to show for a change. Here are the recent fruits of my labor:

Here's the first in the latest pair of traveling socks, knit in Claudia's Handpaint, Walk in the Woods colorway. Seriously, I should have known better than this. Every morning, Stella looks for a sock to run off with. Sometimes she just carries them around, and sometimes she chews them mercilessly. So it's no surprise that this happened next:

I know that some of you out there may have passed out or gasped, but I assure you that she was completely supervised during this photo shoot and no socks were harmed in the taking of these photos.

Then there's this:

This is the aforementioned boring knitting. It's a garter stitch scarf for my nephew, knit in Katia Nepal. I don't remember which colorway, and I am so sick of looking at this yarn that I honestly don't want to bother checking.

Then there's the current love of my knitting life:

This is the Manos, which is on its way to becoming My So-Called Scarf. I'm knitting it on straights for a change, so it's not portable, and I maybe only get to knit a couple rows every few days on it, but the yarn is so, so lucious.

I'll be bringing the scarf tomorrow night to Waterworks knitting (Barnes & Noble, 7 p.m.). I'm hoping to see lots of Pittsburgh knitters there. Maybe the bloggers can even explain to me what this "new" blogger nonsense is? See you there!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Momentarily coming out of the woodwork...

So, I haven't had much time to blog lately, and in the time that I have had I just haven't felt like it. I am in a slump. A blogging slump.

I've been knitting a bit, but not as much as usual. My bus has been so crowded lately that I normally end up standing for the duration of the ride, leaving me unable to knit, and work's been crazy busy, so I haven't been knitting at lunchtime either, preferring to work through so I can actually get out of there on time. I'm afraid that no one suffers, save the traveling sock. I may have the first of the current pair done sometime before the end of 2007 at the rate I'm going.

At home, between lots of walks and obedience classes, I've been working on some painfully boring Christmas knitting, which is too boring even to photograph. I am sneaking in some progress on a project that I am hopelessly in love with though. It's all about the Manos, which I could not resist picking up at Kathy Zimmerman's on our latest trip to Ligonier. A sneak peek:

hello, gorgeous.

I hope that all of you out there in blogland are well. I miss reading your blogs and am looking forward to catching up on all of your knitting endeavors once the slump has passed!