Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I've gotten way behind on things because I have been sick as a dog for the past week. I was hit by something resembling the flu and spent most of last Monday and Tuesday lying in bed shaking and moaning. Since then it has morphed into pharyngitis - according to the ER doctor I had to see last week because, thanks to my inflamed tonsils, I was having trouble breathing - and it absolutely will not go away! I've been managing to get myself to work every day, but my shop is showing the effects. I have this thing where I won't craft for someone else when I'm sick, so no shop knitting or charity knitting. That may be overly fussy, but I'm a clean freak when it comes to my work. I've kept busy knitting myself socks (the "comfort food" of the knitting world for many), but I need to get going on making more knitting needles ASAP because I've sold a bunch already. It doesn't help that it's nearly April and it's still freezing. Demoralizing.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A bunch of new stuff

Knitting needles and cat blankets. That pretty much sums it up.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Afghans for Afghans child's sweater

So my old netbook suddenly broke down a few days ago, completely throwing off my work schedule. Luckily my husband's a techie and had kept his older but quite functional Mac laptop on hand, so I now have a working computer and can get back to business!
Here's the finished Afghans for Afghans destash sweater I mentioned earlier. I used wool colors I don't have much use for in my shop - light pinks and blues, for instance - and mixed them in with the variegated yarn I had leftover from my cardigan. I knit it top-down according to the pattern, but I think in the future I'll go for bottom-up sweaters; this one is nice and was fun to do, but I liked the bottom-up raglan shaping better. Soon it'll be in the mail heading to San Francisco and then to Afghanistan.
Next up: I'm back into my cat blankets. I have three of them planned out, and with luck I'll get them done by the end of the month.