Not going to apologize this time! We moved, I changed jobs, Sureya changed daycares (twice)and my laptop officially gave up the ghost sometime in September. I bought myself a new computer for Christmas and had some time to actually update you all, and now that I spent the last twenty minutes attempting to sign into my blogger account (damn you google+)I have decided to go to bed. But here's a shoddy cell phone picture of my most awesome on the needles project, made with Swish Tonal and Swish Worsted from Knit Picks.
Swish Worsted (Dove) on Knit Picks and their lovely "Your item has shipped" email told me it would be delivered on January 15th. Until January 15th, when the shipping tracker suddenly switched to "anticipated arrival: N/A". What that tells me is they were overly ambitious in thinking they could get anything from Ohio to the forests of the Olympic Peninsula in one week. So for now, I am at a stall. I knit until there was only two inches of yarn left so I have something to attach the next ball: oh, the horror, I am not even going to match dye lots! It's just the ribbing at the bottom, and I am pretty sure the crooked color changes up the back of the sweater will be more horrifying in the long run.
Spatterdash fingerless mittens, and had some yarn to make them in my stash. I made a pair for myself minus all the buttons, which I love. And then a co-worker at my new job saw them, and asked me to make two more pairs for her daughters for Christmas gifts. Sure, no problem, it was a great pattern, albeit one that I will never knit again. There are parts of the pattern now emblazoned in my memory and making three pairs on such small needles was tedious and made me hate knitting for a minute. However,the new job came with lots of training, where I sit alongside dozens of other new employees for weeks on end learning how to do things the way they need to be done, and since we can't be trusted to do anything on our own yet, my idle hands needed to be occupied.