Thursday, December 23, 2010

For all intents and purposes

I'm done with my holiday knitting. This is what's left of things that need to be wrapped and distributed. There's still one thing on the needles but it's a surprise.

There are three hats, a pair of mittens, a Boneyard shawl and a scarf. I've already given one hat, a scarf, a cowl and a pair of socks.

I'm so ready to get back to some of my own projects. It's always exciting to plan and figure out what I'm going to make for friends and students. Most of my holiday knitting gets done after Thanksgiving so I don't have a lot of time to get it done. It's always worth it.

Now it's back to that cardigan I started at the beginning of November.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We've had a little rain

You may have heard. It's been pouring most of the afternoon with lightening and thunder. We don't care though.

If only we had a fireplace.

I found the batteries. They were in the pencil sharpener. So far my knitting photos are terrible. So it'll be a while yet until I figure out how to make something recognizable. But I am knitting. Hats and cowls. Isn't everyone?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Well, drat!

Here I was, all set to take some pics and post them. I can't find any batteries around here. I had some rechargeable ones but they're not in my old camera, or the newer one. I wonder what I did with them.

So, today, in addition to going to get gift wrapping stuff, I have to buy batteries. Anyway, I'm virtually done with my holiday knitting. I've sent a few greeting cards and consumed way too many cookies and candies. And there's still a week to go.

It's a rainy weekend here in Pasadena, CA. Shoppers are going to be cranky. I know I am.

If I can get out and back early enough I'll still be able to take some pics. Not much to show really. Mostly I'm still trying to reacquaint myself with Blogger.

Also, thanks to everyone who welcomed me back to the blog world.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't be so shocked!

So. It's been a while. I've been ruminating. Sorta. Haven't really done much knitting until recently. I think I'm ready to resume.

Things have changed a lot with Blogger and how things are done since I've been here. I'm not sure I can even remember how to do what I used to do. I'll be playing around for a while, I expect.

And I have to get out my cameras and make sure they're in working order. Not that I have a lot to show right now.

About gray. I'm currently really attracted to it, even though I still buy yarn in all colors and still knit some of them. I want to focus on gray and design stuff using that color (and some other neutrals). So we'll see.