Friday, February 21, 2014

Slow Sock Syndrome

I should have been done with my socks by now - it's been almost a full month.  I'm not even done with the first one.  I can't say I have second sock syndrome, since I haven't finished #1 yet.  I actually haven't done much this month, except the Puerperium cardigan for the new little one on their way.

There's more to do, but it's getting harder to do it.  The weather has been up and down - first snow, then sunny and 70.  Sleep gets elusive from time to time, and work prevents naps and sleeping late.  I had hoped to do more, but honestly, I'm just tired.  I am on a quest this weekend to find the camera, and hopefully, there will be pictures this weekend.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Little things

I know it's been a while, and I even had days off.  Without a camera, it makes for boring blogging, I know.  But, here's what I've been up to: I cleaned the living room floor.  And I made a baby sweater.  That may not seem like much, but when you're looking at a floor covered in toys, it takes a while.  Oh, and I made cookies.  We made the brown butter cookies found here.  It's the best chocolate chip cookie recipe we've tasted.  If you know of a better, send it my way, and we'll test it.  Cleaning the floor took 3 hours with the kiddos, but it was all clean!  There were that many toys.  I also made this sweater while confined to the house due to snow and ice:

It's in Debbie Bliss Primo, a lovely shade of green.  I got the yarn for Christmas, and I couldn't think of a better use.  I just need about 8 purple buttons, and then it's all done.  Well, I also need to wash it.  I've set aside my sock, maybe because I keep messing up the pattern.  It really shouldn't be that difficult, but I've dropped a stitch and I've also added a stitch on the foot - in separate attempts.  So, the sock is temporarily in time out.  I'm about to cast on yet another sweater, but this one is for Princess.  She really wants her purple sweater.  So, I'm going to start it.  It's a fairly simple one, and I have the yarn.  It's just a matter of getting started.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

January Follow Up

Let's see how I did on my January Goals:

1. Little Man's birthday Sweater: completed.
2. Socks for me: started, but not yet done.
3. Slippers for me: knit, but not felted.
4. Cleaning a little each week: not so much - fail.
5. Blogging at least twice a week: so far, so good.

Not too bad, really.  Work was really rough the first few days of the month, so the fact that I got a good bit of knitting done is pretty impressive.  I also had a cold, which didn't help much.  When you feel bad, you don't really want to do much of anything.  I still can't find my camera - please don't hold it against me.  I'm hoping to find it soon.  It has mysteriously disappeared.  I'll list some February goals next time (along with some pictures).