Back by popular demand! Or, the demand of one person. Whatever — I’ll take what I can get.
There’s no way for me to adequately catch up on everything that’s happened in the past three weeks, so I’ll take a stab at inadequately catching up.
First, I have been knitting!
This is a blanket for an upcoming baby (due at the end of August) who will live in California. It’s a cotton-wool blend, and the pattern exists only in my head, as far as I know. I’ll put one together after this blanket is finished. Click the picture for more details on the Flickr page, or here’s the Ravelry project page if you swing that way.
And the first Chosen-by-Blog sock is zooming right along.
This is really bad lighting and the sock is well past the heel by now, but it’s the only picture I have of it at the moment. Today is kind of overcast and not so great for picture-taking.
Second, I went to Ann Arbor for one day of a conference, and it was a pretty good time. Hanging out with Mark and Amy was totally awesome, and the conference session I attended was good, so it averaged out. It was a birthy-type conference and the topic was kind of exhausting. I probably won’t go for just one day any more… too much traveling, not enough good stuff. I took Amtrak out, which was awesomely cheap but kind of inconvenient this time… NinjaHusband was supposed to meet me at 10:40pm, but the train got held up (twice!) and we didn’t get in till closer to midnight. Annoying. But we survived. And saved a bundle on gas.
Third, I visited Femiknitter for four days! I had such a great time just sitting on the couch, knitting and talking and teaching her how to crochet:
although I’m not sure it will stick…
… as you can see, she’s snarling at it just a bit.
We went to Philadelphia where I bought this:
at Loop (and damn is that a well-put-together store, you should totally go if you have a chance).
and where we took these pictures:
and the nicest-looking one…
Fourth, There is no “fourth,” just catching up at work and at home, and trying to get some loose ends tied up. I have a doula client due in two weeks, and I’m getting ready for that. BusyBusy at Casa del HookOn. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend!