...When I don't blog for a month.
In the month since my last post, I have been doing some knitting...but mostly I've had the "winter blah's". I know winter doesn't officially start till Saturday...
So, the knitting (I know you're not here for whining), I finished my nephew's socks. Stats are as follows: Trekking XXL 800 (I won this yarn in SAM2), 64 stitches on US1 dpn's, 2 x 2 rib on the legs, the feet are knit plain (just like he likes them). After I had the finished the first sock, Monica discovered her son has "Fred Flintstone" feet, so after I finished the second sock I ripped out the toe of the first and made it more square (it looks very funny to me).
I started a new sock in a new pattern of Monica's (it's top secret, so I can't show a picture of it...but it's very pretty!).
I also knit a bookmark for my daughter for a stocking stuffer. I knit it with some of my leftover Lorna's Laces Child's Play. Here it is blocking. The pattern is in the 2007 Pattern-A-Day Calender (it's called "Cable Lace Bookmark" but there are no cables in it).
And here is the sock I started in the "Perchance to Knit" yarn I purchased during the "Sockret Pal Swap" last year. It's a very busy yarn so I'm knitting it plain, with my standard 68 stitches on US1 dpn's. This is the front of the sock...wild isn't it?
Yesterday, I also started a hat for Mandy...the pattern is in the January 2008 issue of Creative Knitting (it's called "Warm Stripings"). The hat is a little further along now than shown in the picture. I will be knitting it without the earflaps. I'm using Patons SWS yarn in the "Natural Pink" colorway. Mandy would like the matching "glove-mitts" but that won't happen in time for Christmas (hopefully the hat will be finished in time to gift it to her though).
Everything else I had started ("Diagonal Rib" socks, "Garter Rib" socks, scarf, stole, black/orange socks, etc., etc.) are laying dormant for now...hopefully I will get to those in the new year.
Oh, I have a job interview tomorrow. If you are so inclined, say a prayer for me or think good thoughts.
Second Oh, Mandy got accepted to her #2 college choice, Bowling Green State University (she is still waiting to hear from her #1 choice, Miami (of Ohio) University). She will be studying Elementary Education in the fall of next year.
That's it for now, hopefully it won't take me a whole month before the next post. More later!