First of all, apologies for not being around more the last few weeks. I was wrapping up my online teaching, working at the distillery, and keeping this house clean(ish), while running the girls around and keeping them fed. I have been knitting, just not as much as I wish I was. I'm trying to get myself organized, and to that end I'm posting my WIP early. I doubt very much it will change between now and Wednesday, so here goes!
I'm almost done with Isla's cardigan, I think there are only another 3 diamond repeats left. She is getting rather impatient, but she'll just have to wait a bit longer. Here are some pictures of her trying it on:
Now I'm going to take a moment to mention something that struck me as interesting the other day. I've mentioned a time or two (or ten) before that my house is cold. Well, the other day I was adding another blanket onto my side of the bed (yup, I've got about 3 more blankets on my side than he has on his) and this is the one I put on:
I've had this blanket since early 2000. I bought it in a charity shop for 50 cents. And yes, I still remember it vividly, down to the friend I was with and how much I paid. At the time I was living in Fresno, and had a car with leather seats. The car was a sort of red/orange colour, and I bought the blanket for the back seat, so passengers wouldn't burn their legs on the leather. At the time I think I knew it was handmade, but I was more happy about the colour and the price than anything else. Now, years later, I'm a knitter, and I recognise just how much work went into the blanket, and I appreciate it so much more. I wish I could let the woman (or man) that made it know just how much use it has gotten since the day I stumbled upon it in the charity shop. That you crafting stranger!!
To finish off this rather rambling post, here is a pic of one of my new neighbours. I think he's just lovely.