It feels like forever and a day since I last updated my blog. In my defense the projects I was working on were secret ones. We also moved to a new apartment. And I've been enjoying my new found "life" these past few weeks.
Nate and I moved to a cool, converted old mill (we think it's haunted!) on the Rhode Island/Massahusetts border. And my commute has shortened drastically. Now, instead of leaving at 5:30 every morning for work and coming home at 8, I am leaving at 6:30 every morning and coming home at about 6:45. I feel like I have a life again :) I can do stuff after work and not immediately want to go to bed. It's amazing!!
|View of our new living/dining room and kitchen.|
On the knitting front, I've been working on a few things. I finished up a swap gift for a new found Ravelry friend. I made her an owl from the Owls Two Ways pattern which I was not absolutely in love with. My owl did not really come out too owl-y I don't think. Maybe I didn't stuff it enough, or I didn't seam it up right...but to me it looks a lot like a purple blob. Not my best project, that's for sure.
I also made a super cute little hair bow from the Mini Sunbow pattern which was super easy and super cute. Really. Perfect for beginner knitters and perfect for using up scrap yarn. While I made this one for my swap partner, I am definitely going to be making up a bunch more - for me!! There is also a larger bow pattern by the designer which looks fun too.
And I finished up and gave my friend Jackie her Christmas present! I used the Twist and Flounce pattern and it was a lot of fun. I started the flounce part when my wrist was still mending from it's shattered state. I did a Purl Front and Back in this pattern for the first time which was interesting. And the pseudo-cable was ridiculously easy. This was a relatively quick knit, and one I would probably do again. It is a key hole style scarf which is the first one I have ever knit. I used Berocco Vintage Chunky yarn and it was so vibrant and squishy and pretty. And Jackie seemed to really enjoy it too -- Granted, she should have had it at the end of January.....but y'know. We do live in New England, maybe we will get one last cold spell?