Hello? Is anyone out there? I can't believe I've gone 6 months without a post. For those of you that hung around and checked back every now and then, thanks. Over the past couple of weeks, I've gotten e-mails and a few friends have asked if I planned on updating the blog any time soon. This past Saturday night, during Earth Hour, I decided to write a post. I picked up my pen and notebook and started to write by candlelight. I anticipated my return to blogging to happen much, much, MUCH sooner. But what can I say, S**T happens.
Since my last post a lot has happened. I moved, school started back, I got into a car accident (which was not my fault), and my computer crashed twice. All of this, coupled with work severely hindered my return to knitting and the upkeep of the blog. Between the two crashes, I went a total of 3-4 weeks without my computer. During my computer crisis, my technician was able to back up my hard drive before it crashed a second time. In the end, my computer ended up getting a system restore and I wound up having to wipe my hard drive clean. I ended up investing in a portable hard drive. If you haven't backed up your hard drive, I strongly recommend doing so. It's a scary feeling when you're faced with the possibility of losing all of your files.
As of right now, I have 4 projects on the needles. The first project is Veronik Avery's Wallpaper Mittens. I started these back in January of 2010. I'm using Reynolds Soft Sea Wool.
The second project is a Shetland Triangle I started about a week and a half after my last post in August. This was supposed to be a Christmas gift for someone. It's now turning into a birthday gift. I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't turn back into a Christmas present again. I've completed about 7 repeats. I'm looking to knit about 12-14. I want the shawl to be large. I'm using Madeline Tosh Sock, which has become my new favorite yarn.
Last but not least, last Friday I came across Kay Gardiner's new Mitered Crosses Blanket (rav link). So, last Saturday while on a trip to Annie and Company I noticed they were having a 20% off sale on all Noro yarns. For every skein purchased, they donated $1 to The Red Cross for the disaster in Japan. I ended up making an impulse buy on a few skeins of Noro Silk Garden and couldn't resist casting on a block. You can see what a completed block looks like here. Once I complete the block, the rest of this blanket will probably be put on hold. I have some baby knits that I want to get started on. I've been eyeing Jared Flood's Tweed Blanket. I noticed recently he updated the pattern with his Shelter yarn. I will be using Knit Picks City Tweed DK, since the yarn has already been bought and is sitting in my stash. Well, I'll stop here for now. I promise to be back with an update soon. Thanks for reading.
Happy Knitting! ♥