September was rather a crazy month for us. I’m not going to go into too much detail, but we saw Abby safely off to her Peace Corps staging, and waited breathlessly to learn that she’s arrived safely in Senegal. It still churns up all sorts of different emotions to think about it, so I’m just going to get back to blogging about knitting.
It’s been a month since I’ve posted, so here goes.
I finished the Stereotypical Shades in September, and that’s it. Yup, a whole month, and only one FO. Not that I’m down on myself, or the project. It turned out beautifully:
It was a stashbuster project. I used diadem (leftover from the Win Either Way cowl) and Pagewood Farm Denali sock yarn (left over from the Wayfarer shawl) on the outside, and Old Maiden Aunt laceweight (from the Bigger on the Inside shawl) for the lining.As you can see the color values are very close to each other. If I knit this one again I’ll go for something which pops a bit more, but I’m still pleased with this one.
Works in Progress
The Mont Royal socks are just starting to come together.
The cricket sweater for my husband is coming along, but slowly. I haven’t gotten to the armholes yet. Since I’m working it in pieces that means very slowly indeed.
I’ve cast on another shawl. This one is Illustriation, by Wooly Thoughts. It’s a fun striped and textured shawl, which does the standard Illusion thing of looking different depending on the angle of observation.
What I’m really excited about right now is my new row counter. It’s definitely an indulgence, but I’m thinking I’ll have to budget and get one for each project bag. It’s a ring
It’s made by a CritSuccess, which is a high end RPG supply company, the other rings they sell are dice. How cool is that?! (watch for them on Geek and Sundry this holiday season!). I really cannot fangirl enough about this.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win any of the giveaways I had entered. I entered Lisa Bogart’s latest giveaway, for a copy of her book Knit, Purl, Pray (end of October). I also signed up for another Mooglyblog giveaway, this one for Yarn Happy (7 October)
So, yeah. That was my September. Hopefully I’ll do better about sharing October as it unfolds.