It’s HUMP DAY! Okay, that little skit is getting old, but I couldn’t think of a better intro to my post today so…
I want to thank all of you who supported my first pattern release and have encouraged me so much! I’m sending a whole lot of love your way.
I still have two designs in the wings (waiting for me to finish the pattern writing – if this were as much fun as knitting, they’d be done) and another design started, although I have to say that after I began this last design, I realized part-way in that I hated the yarn I was using. Well, not hated the yarn, per se, but it’s variegated and while it looked absolutely amazing before knitting, it looks pooled-stripy-weird knitted up, so I will have to wait on some acceptable yarn before I can proceed with this one. In the meantime, I’ve been working on my Christmas knitting. I have one gift completed and another nearly done except for blocking and seaming (same principle applies here as to pattern writing – not so much fun). Due to the mandatory Christmas secrecy, all I can show you of what I currently have in the works is this:
It has been strange, this not knitting 7 sweaters for Christmas this year. In fact, the night before last I did not knit one stitch all day. Not one. I was at that awkward moment when I realized that the variegated yarn referenced above was not going to work, yet I had nothing in my queue that was ready to be cast on. I was in serious withdrawals by the time last night rolled around, so I cast on another sweater for charity since they are easy to do, I still have plenty of yarn to use for them, and it feeds my knitting habit (plus, it's for a good cause - duh, I almost left that part out).
On a very exciting note, we did our first walk-through of our house build last night. Things are progressing very rapidly and it just gets more and more exciting as we see things completed. Well, until I remember that at one point, we have to move all our stuff. That thought kind of throws a wet blanket on the fire. Meh…
Happy Hump Day!