Don’t you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work. ~ Gallagher
I think this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging since I started this thing. Since I’m documenting the heck out of my knitting projects over at Ravelry, I haven’t felt the need to blog my knitting details here anymore.
I’m considering changing the focus of this blog for 2009. I enjoy blogging (and looking back on old blog posts – they always jog a lot of memories), but there’s no need to repeat what I post on Ravelry, so this blog may evolve from being a knitting blog to being something else.
Speaking of knitting, there has been a lot of it!
The arrival of snow motivated me to knit a Dog Walking Hat:
The hat is AMAZING. I knit it out of Cascade 220 (both regular and Superwash) and it’s like a furnace on my head. I love it!
Changing up how I knit socks (from top down on dpn’s to toe up on Magic Loop) inspired me and I knocked off five pairs of socks.
This is my first pair of toe up/Magic Loop socks:
The next pair is knit out of my new favorite sock yarn, Kaleidoscope Superwash Sock Yarn from Blue Ridge Yarns:
This pair is knit out of Opal’s Harry Potter line in the Hedwig colorway:
I do love these socks, but calling this a Hedwig colorway is bullshit. I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies and I don’t recall a blue/green owl making an appearance.
Like many sock knitters, I joined the sock blank dyeing craze. This blank:
Turned into these socks:
And finally, these socks were knit from one of the first balls of sock yarn I ever purchased (at least three years ago):
The sock obsession soon morphed into sweater knitting. I’ve never been a sweater knitter, but now I’m obsessed.
Baby sweater for my best friend’s newborn son:
Around this time last year I started a Central Park Hoodie. It knit up quickly, but then I got distracted (and frustrated with how to knit the collar and buttonbands). I picked it up again last week and it’s finally finished. And it fits! (This is the first sweater I’ve ever knit for me, so I was afraid it wouldn’t fit.)
Here are the bones of my Weekend Sweater. It’s blocking now and I hope to sew it this weekend.
I’ll be swatching for my next sweater tonight. The yarn is waiting for me:
Details for all of the knits can be found on my Ravelry page.
My furry family has all been doing well. Here’s Romeo watching the dogs:
Kishka and Sadie’s relationship continues to flourish:
The three of us did a lot of hiking this fall:
Sadie especially loves chilling out in the stream:
Colorado scenery never ceases to amaze me, even after living here for 11 years.
Here’s an early morning shot of Pikes Peak:
And some high country shots from my trip to Vail in October:
I can’t really explain it, but this is one of my favorite ‘scenery’ pictures that I’ve taken this year:
And this picture is one of my favorite critter pictures I’ve taken this year:
I don’t want to live in a world where I have to eat sugar-free sugar cookies. ~ Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
If you live in the U.S. and have seen the news lately, you’ve probably heard about this year’s wicked flu bug. I lost about a week of knitting time thanks to this flu. It knocked me on my back for several days and even though I feel fine now, I’m still exhausted. The moral of my story: I’m getting a flu shot next year.
The Vacation Hoodie is almost finished. I’m blocking the button band now:
All that’s left is seaming and sewing on the buttons. The blow by blow details of this project are on Ravelry.
I started my next sweater. This one is a pullover and this is the back piece:
I also have a scarf on the needles:
The girls have been sharing the chair in front of the window lately: