Thanks for welcome! I had no idea that joining the blog world would mean that I’d be coming over to the dark side. Hee..if I’d known that, I’d have done it long ago.
This isn’t the craziest time in my life (I’ll tell you about those some time) but I seem to have chosen this walk down the blogging path at a pretty busy time for me. I’m in the middle of a huge project at work, (coordinating training for over 200 managers throughout the West - it’s like herding cats, let me tell you), I’m heavily into training for the Avon Walk, and we just signed a contract to buy a new house (!!!) so we’ll be moving soon. Yikes! Well this will all give me some things to write about, that’s for sure.
I’ve been pretty busy knitting too. I’m currently working on Rose in a brown/black variegated 100% raw silk from Tess’ Designer Yarns which I picked up at Stitches West in February. Rose is a short-sleeved version of Soleil, from Knitty. I’ve made Soleil twice – once for myself out of Soysilk, and once out of Vivace Bamboo as a sample for this LYS . I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to go with the original short sleeves on Rose, or extend them to ¾ length. Here’s where I am so far:
I also finished a couple of things recently. One of the reasons we moved to CA last year was to be closer to the 3 cutest and coolest nieces on earth (in the interest of privacy I’ll refer to them as Thing 1, 2 and 3 – they’re 9, 7 and 5). Anyway, about a week ago, Thing 2 asked me if I’d knit her some socks. Here they are - jeez, kids’ socks are quick!
Then Thing 3 asked if I’d knit her some earrings. Huh? Well of course I said ‘sure’. And ran out to get some wire. I came up with these, which are actually crocheted not knit, but hey she likes them (just don’t tell her they’re not knit, ok?).
I’ve also finished my Hedera socks (first lace project) out of Koigu semi-solid. Love the Koigu! On the needles I have a candle flame shawl, some toe-up socks, and as usual, something for Dulaan. Next up are some more tops for me (I need them for work), some felted clogs, the Eleanor stole and some skully argyles for my kid – who’s almost 21 so not a kid, but ‘kid’ is easier to type than ‘giant to whom I can’t believe I gave birth’, isn’t it?
I made Pho Ga for dinner. It was a very nice day.