Monday, July 19, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again

Long long time no post. I am happy to report that all is well here at the Mountalan abode. It feels as if Polly-Jean has been around forever even though she is only 10 months old. The cats act like grumpy old men around her, which seeing as they are 8 years old I guess that's okay.

I have been plugging away at knitting here and there when the time suits me. Some days my mojo is on and some weeks it's off. The weather was really hot a couple weeks back and i didn't knit one stitch for almost 5 days. Instead I sat around and read The Gargoyle between walks to the park and turning the ac on for an hour if only to drop the heat in the house by a degree. I'll attempt to have photos in the next post. Perhaps a few of the stinker (aka Polly Jean) all grown up, and some of my knitting projects even if they aren't blocked. I finished a long cowl and a sinful ribbed scarf back in january, colonnade in april, wisp in june and tudor grace in july. I am currently working on a shawl but can't give away any more details as it's a gift for someone later on in the year. I am thinking of doing a shawl or two for me next. I really like spring leaves and i have three skeins of blue malabrigo sock yarn called impressionist sky that I think will go well together.

I hauled out all my yarn on friday and reorganized it into yarn weights. A half tote has all my lace and dk/sport weight yarn. One bin has all my aran/worsted weight yarn and some stuff that i'm not too keen on, that i won't be touching til sometime in the fall. The final bin was chock full of sock yarn. Now the two large bins where overflowing a bit so i had to throw the four skeins of twinkle that i own and a half dozen skeins of sock yarn into a forth bin so that i could close them but all and all not so bad. Although I do have to say I have quite a lot more sock yarn than i remember having, and I know it doesn't count in the grand scheme of things in the stash world, but it does to me.

Oh and I may have taken just one photo of all that yarn in bins just to remind myself of how much yarn i really do have. That photo i'll definitely be including in my next post.

Ciao for now!


Jasmine Cirjanic said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to see the pics that you'll be posting of your finished knitting ojbects (even though I saw some of them in progress) and of Polly Jean. Like the new background, too!

Carla said...

Hey you! I'm up and down with my blogging too .... but I'm done school next week (forever!) and hopefully I'll get back to doing crafty things worth blogging about soon. Nice new layout! I changed mine too but I have to change it again when I have time.

Lise said...

Yay. I missed your blogging. Good to see you back at it. And crank up the fucking AC baby - that's what it's there for :)