I have burrowed a little deeper under the blankets these last few weeks.
But I am coming back out now, I promise.
What can I tell you?
|Kvosin Hat and reading material|
I am reading our Trace's autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen: How I grew up and tried to be a pop star. "Our Trace"? Well, I was in the year below her at Hull University in the same department. When she got her First I decided that I ought to do that too, because I had no excuse to do any less - you know, not being a pop star at the same time or anything. I also lacked her image / street cred / general awesomeness. But I was there. Something to tell the children!
I remember the time... yeah. It sent me on a nostalgia trip, of course. Quite sobering to google my peers. Some big lives have been lived out there. Several books written. I haven't found any knitters among them yet, but I bet I'll track one down. Or maybe that's MY thing! Hands off my claim to fame!
|Skein Queen club yarn|
Meantime, I have been knitting away on my Kvosin hat (top picture) and gathering yarn for the Kex Blanket - both Westy's Besties patterns from the current knitalong.
|Wool for my Kex Blanket|
And... confession time... I dug out my Portti Sukat socks. I was really shocked to realise that I cast these on in January 2012. That was over a year ago! I have popped this project into my work bag and am managing to work a few rows every day at lunchtime. I have become quite brazen about protecting my lunchbreak. And why not? I don't get paid to eat my lunch so I might as well knit at the same time. Once I got going again, I couldn't remember why I fell out of love with this project. And I am over half-way through! A new pair of socks is on the horizon!
Sewing? Don't make me laugh! I have cut out a dress but take fright every time I think I might start stitching it together. Maybe this weekend: I have no other plans. Just the blanket.