OK, I’m sure by now you’re expecting a finished Aran Pullover. Or, AT LEAST, a matching knee sock. Or, one damn ruffle. Some sewing? Could I not offer at least that?
Well, no. There’s been knitting, and a little sewing, but nothing complete. The Aran Pullover has a back, two sleeves, and about 1/4 of a front. That’s in constant rotation so perhaps we’ll see a sweater soon. The sock is up to the increases on the calf. It’s only my travel project and traveling has been at a minimum lately, plus I usually have a 25 lb. dog in a massive carrier on my lap so it’s not really easy to whip out those needles lately. The ruffles? Ha. Don’t even ask.
In sewing, I tried a first attempt at quilting a pillow top, but I don’t love it. I cut the fabric for the curtains, but haven’t sewn them. I’m thinking this Saturday might be a good sewing day. That is, if my series box set of Six Feet Under hasn’t arrived yet and I’m not mesmerized by TV, in which case knitting is more feasible.
So, what have I been doing? Well, my niece is pregnant with her third child. And the blanket I knit for the second child was inadvertently felted by the cleaning woman. (It’s still used, and loved, but just Not The Same). So, I promised one day I’d make another one. And that day has come, and I’m in blanket squares hell again. Though it’s less hell this time because I’m doing a sampler, so each square is exciting to start. Anyway, she requested a “neutral color” since we don’t know the gender yet, and I didn’t go, say, red, because I don’t know what the nursery colors are (they plan on fixing up a spare room) so I picked a very go-with-anything beigey tan. It’s Jaeger Baby Merino DK, and it’s MACHINE WASHABLE. Ahem.
Pardon the blending in to my carpet thing, there.
So, after a nice, low key, mostly off holiday week, I have three squares, and there you have it. Have yourselves a lovely new year. I’m going to have a really nice dinner with a good friend on NYE, and lots of knitting scattered throughout the weekend. I will see you in 2007.