Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Moving on

This past week or so has been rather tiring.  I've been making progress though:

I finished one sock.  I used the Vanilla Latte pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, and it's more of a recipe than a pattern.  That's not a bad thing, if you're familiar with socks.  If you're looking for strict directions, however, you could run into a problem here or there.  I liked it, as it allowed me to use my favorite heel, a modified eye of partridge, and not feel like I'm committing heresy by making a substitution.

In crochet, I'm not quite halfway done with the center square for Alchemilla:

I have about 2 and a half skeins left to use for the center, at least by my calculations.  I'm going to try to make this my "mindless" project, as it doesn't take much brain power at the moment to work on that center.

I've also been commissioned to make a few hats for a photographer, which is pretty cool.  She's just starting out, but she's really good.  You can check her out here.  She prefers baby photography - like newborns.  This works out, since - ta da!  We're pregnant!  We decided to try, as we didn't think God was done with our family, and we were right.  So, #3 is on its way!  We should be expecting a new arrival in May.  What are you working on?

Monday, October 07, 2013


We went on vacation a couple of weeks ago, and with vacation comes rest.  I did get some rest, which promptly disappeared once we returned to real life.  But I did get these:

And no amount of reality can take that away, because that IS reality.  I did get to finish one project:

Elijah #1 is done.   I have since added eyes, and it's been given to its intended (the first picture up there).  The second picture up there decided that he had enough stuffed animals, but maybe he could use one more.  So, #2 will be in progress shortly.  The yarn has been wound; I just am insistent on finishing some Christmas presents.  Or at least one more.  I have also decided that this:

is just not working for me.  It's 100% alpaca, and I think it's a little fuzzy for a cardigan.  I just don't know that I'd wear a fuzzy cardigan.  I was actually thinking of changing it into a lovely retro styled pullover.  I think I'd get more wear out of it, and if I plan it right, the math won't be too hard.  Another issue I'm having is the pattern.  It's a lovely pattern, and really well written.  I just don't have the brain power for it.  It takes concentration, and I don't have a lot of that whenever I pick it up.  I'm thinking a plain sweater without a whole lot of concentration being needed would be a better option for me.  What would you do with 100% alpaca?  Have any suggestions?

Have you felt fall yet?  It was here, and briefly left this weekend, only to end in a storm and return with full force.  How's your fall season shaping up?