Well hello there.
It feels like forever since I’ve blogged about something, but really it’s only been a couple of weeks. A lot has happened since then but nothing I really feel like sharing. We had to say goodbye to a very special member of our family on Friday and it’s hit both of us harder than we expected it to. Being around the house is difficult and we are doing everything we can to take our minds off things.
So today we took ourselves down to the beach for some sunshine and some much needed photos of Dahlia (which I actually finished back on January 20th). I don’t feel very bloggy so I’m apologizing in advance for what I expect to be a rather lackluster post. Though I’m missing the blog some, and all of you lots, I don’t feel ready to be officially “back” so I hope you’ll view this as a little bonus rather than a return to full on blogitude. But don’t worry, I expect to be back before too much longer :)
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Color #2409 “Palm” – just over 3 skeins
Needles: Size 7 bamboo circ for upper portion, sleeves & neck edging; Size 8 bamboo circ for cabled “skirt”
Mods: Worked k1,p1 on neck edging for 3 total rounds instead of 1
New Techniques: Nope.
Time Lapse: January 1, 2009 – January 20, 2009
Comments: This sweater is made for skinny teenagers and goddesses with swan necks and long limbs, not dumpy little trolls like me. I would guess this is the absolute most unflattering thing I have ever knit myself and I honestly don’t know what to do with it other than work out twice a day subsisting on rice cakes until it fits, or grow myself a munchkin so that people won’t have to guess if I’m pregnant, they’ll just be able to tell. Other than that, it was simple and fun to knit and it’s definitely comfortable to wear. The Cascade 220 blocked up beautifully and I was pleasantly surprised at how un-itchy it turned out to be considering it’s 100% wool. I adore the color and honestly wish it looked cuter on me but you just can’t polish a turd like this. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. Now to quickly run downstairs before R. Darling reads this and begins to scold me for being hard on myself!
And, as always, an outtake!
Hey Bloggy Peeps – hope life is going good for you!