I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. The past couple of months have been interesting (and I’m not even referring to the election). With that as my introduction, I have four random things to share.
First, my back is much, much better. Several months of chiropractic care successfully reversed the damage caused by the blizzard and this year’s stress. YAY!!
Second, the exclusivity period on Schism has passed, so the pattern is now available without the kit. This was a fun pattern to design & works pretty well with both self-striping and solid yarns.
Third, I’m moving. Now that I’ve resolved my stress induced issues, I’ve decided to heap a ton of stress upon myself. I’ve planned this for a while, and last month I took the plunge and placed a contract on a house.
Clearly, the house is currently a work in progress. It’s in Florida, which doesn’t seem like a knitterly place, but I assure you there are at least 3 yarn stores close to my new home. I’m still waiting on confirmation of a closing date. In the meantime, every spare moment is spent packing, purging, and getting my house in Northern Virginia ready for market. This is the main reason for why the blog has been so quiet. This move is also the reason that my design hiatus will continue for a while.
I’m very excited about this move. Although, the thought of packing 4 cats into a car and driving for 14 hours does strike terror into my heart. I’m thinking the best plan is to not feed them first.
Last, I am knitting a very little bit. I still occasionally have a few moments of down time when I just need to clear my head, so I do have a sock on the needles. The first one is finished and should not be confused with the sock featured in this post. They are similar, but I wanted to make some changes to the gusset, and I’m much happier with the updated version.
I realize this isn’t exactly the best photo in the world. My DSLR is in a box somewhere, so photos taken with my phone will have to do. Despite the lack of photographic evidence, the second sock is in progress. The heel turn is complete. Judging by the amount of time it took me to get this far, I may not finish this pair until after I’ve moved. At that point, I may be questioning the idea of colorwork socks in a sub-tropical climate.