Seriously. I was puttering around the house today before work and realized that it’s January. After January comes February. I have orders due in early February. Dang! Dang!
I’m not sure if I’m procrastinating because the pieces on order are crochet? Because I haven’t really made anything I want in a really long time? Or is it because the last time I crocheted something, I was so sore that I had to stop any kind of fiber-related activity for at least three days for it to not hurt like hell.
That being said, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! If 2013 is as good or bettern than 2012 was for me, I’ll be a happy Knitter!
My “peers” were right when they used to tell me that “The older you get, the faster times flies.” Funny how you only realize they were right when your youth (and I use that word loosely because I still feel like I’m 25 most days) is gone and you find the time going by faster with every passing year.
But let’s not dwell on that. Life is AWESOME. And the older I get, the awesomer it gets. That’s all that matters right?
I was just trying to remember what I’ve made since the last time I posted but… it really hasn’t been that long. SO, I really haven’t had that much time to knit and no time to spin.
Here’s what I’ve managed to make:
Another cowl like the one I posted in my Lake Placid post.
A tuque for Steve’s brother (and my friend) Luc. I loved it so much that I’m trying to figure out who else I can make this for. The yarn I used was also very lovely to work with. I got a smokin’ deal on boxing day. It was regular $14.99, on sale for $2.99 (how is that even possible!) and I had a 25% off coupon. Gotta love Michaels sometimes.
I made a pair of mittens for my co-worker Darrel’s wife. He got her this pretty purple hat for Christmas and wasn’t able to find her any matching mittens. It so happens Darrel worked OT on my shift Boxing Day and asked me to knit her some.
In there somewhere, I managed to finish Steve’s giant felted clogs. They are gynormous!!! I haven’t had a chance to felt them (or dye them) yet. Maybe he won’t mind pink?!
I’m also almost finished my Sarabeth Socks. I really love this yarn too! It’s Viola. She has a very lovely Etsy shop but she’s currently in the United Kingdom working in a mill. As a result of this, she has no items for sale in her store. That really bums me out because she’s awesome.
A good bit of news: I’ve sold 11 of my Pinny pattern in less than a month. That’s pretty exciting to me.
Oh, and sometime in the last few months, I fell madly in love with yoga and managed to develope a little girl-crush on the uber-awesome Tara Stiles.
It’s snowed a lot here in Cornwall.
I went for a train ride to Toronto this past weekend and this was the view on the way back:
That’s all for me for tonight. I’ve decided to tackle the dreaded baby sweater. If I ever mention making something with stripes in a reverse stocking stitch, someone commit me!
I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A SUPER-EXCELLENT 2013!