Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dispatch from a deliquent blogger

Ack! Life has gotten in the way of my blogging. I've transitioned to working night shift, and I'm having trouble with the whole sleeping during the day aspect of it. Today I got a full 8 hours (thank you ear plugs and eye mask) but most other days I've gotten between 5-6 hours. It's a bit rough. Also, there's the stress of moving the cat into Raj's apartment. He seems to be a bit more at ease today (perhaps due to all the cat pheromones I sprayed around?) and hopefully each day will get better.

Many of the nights at work have been sloooooooow. Slow to the point that there's really nothing left for me to do besides knit. That's right, I get to knit at work! This might be the best. job. ever. Hehe. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the next clue for the TTL Mystery Socks, and in the mean time I'm working on the 2nd purple blob. I'm not sure how far I am into the 2nd purple blob. I kind of just want to knit until I run out of yarn. We'll see.

I do have a couple of finished things to show. I finished my Autumn Bandit more than a month ago, and captured a picture of it before shipping it off to a dear friend for her birthday.

Autumn Bandit

I didn't have enough Trekking to finish the border chart. And instead of ripping back one pattern repeat, I decided to use some sock yarn remnants in coordinating colors. I like the way it turned out.

I also whipped up a quick brown Porom for a sister's birthday. Turns out that sister isn't too keen on the slouch hat look, but the other sister loved the hat, so it went to her instead.

Brown Porom

First sister will get some knitted fingerless gloves instead...just as soon as I get reunited with my stash. Maybe these, or these.

And still plugging away on the Buncha Squares blanket. I think I have 6 complete blocks now. It looks like I'm going to have to order some more yarn. Hopefully just a couple more skeins. We'll see.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Four Squares

1/4 done with the Buncha Squares Blanket. So far, I've been getting about 1 block per week. If we assume that I continue to knit at this rate, I should finish the blanket right around Christmas time. But this doesn't take into account Christmas knitting. I've been banking little projects (mostly socks) throughout the year that I can give out this year at Christmas, but I do have a few larger knitted Christmas gifts in mind for this year, so I would be surprised if the Buncha Squares Blanket was finished before the New Year.

Corn Maze

Fall is here! Yesterday I pulled out the February Lady Sweater I made last year and took my honey to a pumpkin patch. We went to Carpinito Brothers, down in Kent. It was fun. We did the corn mazes and got a medium-sized pumpkin. Raj has never carved a pumpkin either, so we're going to do that maybe next weekend.

U-Pick Pumpkins

As I type, the Selbu Modern is blocking on a balloon, so I should finally be able to get a good FO picture of that soon. I'm working on a Porom for my sister's birthday, using some brown Rowan Felted Tweed. And I'm about to start the TTL Mystery Sock. Yea for fall knitting!