The big news is I hit a round number birthday... hello 40.
We decided that 40 needed to be celebrated, which meant a party. That in itself isn't the problem... it's that we also felt that we needed to tackle about 900 procrastinated household chores in order to prepare the house for said party. Needless to say- the house has never been so clean! (Honestly that is almost like the gift there... so happy to have so much done!) BUT- the knitting progress obviously has suffered.
Good news- this week there are no parties or really outstanding "time suck" plans and I'm hoping to get in a lot of knitting. I really need to.
It is a long story - but the simplified version is that my cousin had a baby... a surprise to everyone. Including her. I know. We're all still processing that one. At least I can process AND knit! Yarn was very quickly procured and say hello to "Little Boy Blue"- which is quite enjoyable so far.
The cables on this are delightfully puffy. The lack of notice on this forced me to decide quickly and right now I'm actually really enjoying this knit... when I can actually do it. I would love to have it done and out the door by mid Feb.
This unexpected baby announcement has forced everything else into the background for the most part. I bought some yarn and a fluffly pom pom over Christmas in order to make a big chunky puffy hat....
I've also cast on a "travel sock" and have been getting a few rows in as I wait for school to be finished. (YAY back to school!!) [Pattern is "Vanilla Latte Socks" for you Rav searchers.]
Also added to the "to knit" list for this year was another baby blanket... thanks to a friend's announcement. Thankfully I still have until the end of July to make this one. I have some ideas floating around in my brain but that will need to marinate for awhile. I also want to revisit last year's goals (and stash) and re-evaluate where I'm at and set some new goals... so hopefully that will be up here soon.
But- in the mean time. HAPPY NEW YEAR. There is a lot to come and right now I'm feeling that knitting mojo- hope it meas a more productive year on the needles with some exciting projects to show you here. Thanks for sticking with me and waiting out the brief hiatus. I'm BACK and I have BIG plans! Stay tuned!