Thursday, March 5, 2009

I Ain't Dead Yet

Wow, it has been a couple of crazy months since I last posted. Phew! I caught a nasty cold that held on for a month or so - I still have a slight cough and voice is not at 100% yet. Between work, Girl Scouts, and the knitting class starting back up again I feel that I have not been home in ages. I did attend a scrapbooking retreat over the weekend and that was wonderful, but it was followed up by 2 days of jury duty. Not as much fun. Between everything going on I really need to do laundry, finally went to the store last night as we were out of milk and fruit and other such essentials, and feel like I need to reintroduce myself to the dogs and Ron.

I have had time to knit though during all of this. I am working on a pair of socks in exchange for some artwork for our scrapbooking group. I managed to get quite a lot of the socks done during the jury duty stint. I was not allowed to knit in court, but I spend the time in recess and during the selection process wisely. Everyone around me was fascinated with the socks - the size of the needles, the color of the yarn (a dark poppy red from Happy Feet), and the fact that I was knitting socks in general. I would take a photo of them but the camera is at home (I needed to make the purse lighter). I am turning the heel on the second sock so I am on the home stretch!

I did finished knitting my Central Park Hoodie!! The color in the photo is not quite true - it looks pepto pink in the photo but the actual sweater is a dark maroon. I am still learning my camera settings. But you get the jist here. The back has cables on it as well. The sleeves are a tad long, but all sleeves are a tad long on everything I knit. You think I would learn but there you go. I do love the sweater tho. I used the Cascade Heathers yarn - lovely. I love all of the Cascade yarns and have yet to encounter a bad yarn from them.