I'm still here. I promise! I keep saying I'm going to blog more and then life just gets too busy. I'm sure you understand! :-)
We're getting settled into our new house. Still have wayyyy too many boxes to unpack, but I did unpack some of my knitting stuff so I'm set. My son may only have 2 pairs of pants because I haven't found the box with his clothes, but I can knit him a pair or something, right? LOL. We'll get the rest unpacked soon. :)
I have been knitting when I take a break, or when I sit down by the water with the kids. I'm not crazy enough to let them go out by themselves! Even when i am there they do insane things like jump into the 50 degree water. I have a feeling that this summer they will pretty much be living in swimsuits. Not a problem for me, I love the water!
On the way here I worked on my U of M socks, I figured it was fitting. I got the heels done and am almost to the point where I'll start the ribbing. I'm trying to force myself to make them longer than usual, since I tend to make them too short because I get bored. I want these to be nice toasty socks for football season, so I'm bound and determined to not make them anklets! After much debate and worry over stretchiness (or lack therof!) I decided to go ahead and do the slip stitch pattern all the way around the leg. I've tried them on several times and they seem to be fitting fine, so whew!
Here's a couple other projects I've finished:
A bib for my daughter, who has yet to really master the whole sippy cup thing. I rarely put hand knit bibs on her because I'm always afraid she'll stain them, but I put one on her the other day and was amazed at how much more absorbant it was, so I decided to go ahead and make some more, just simple easy quick bibs. This one took me less than 2 hours. No specific pattern, I just knit by the seat of my pants for this one. I liked it though, so I may attempt it again and write up the pattern.
Here she is wearing it:
I've gone a bit granny-square crazy lately, with all the preemie blankets. This started with some leftover yarn from my february lady sweater and some sparkly stuff I got at my LYS when it was closing. The medium teal is caron simply soft that I added because I knew I wouldn't have enough of the darker color. This is a decent size lapghan that I had intended to put on the black couch in the rec room, but my children keep taking it upstairs to snuggle with it. My daughter made some excuse this evening as to why she needed it to sleep with. I guess I can't complain that they like it, huh? :-)
a bit of a closer view.
Next up is some more bibs, and another rectangle blanket made with some yarn I had gotten for a baby blanket that I never finished. It will go to my youngest when it is finished.
This wednesday hopefully (or maybe the following wednesday) I'm going to go check out a local knitting group. I miss my old knitting friends terribly but I also miss the outlet that our group gave me. I need the one night a week for Mommy time away from the kids! So hopefully soon I'll get to go, I've heard good things about the group.