Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello, the blog!

"...last published on June 8, 2009." Yikes. I know it's been a long time, but I didn't realize it had been that long.

It was a great summer. Maybe the best one of my life. And I think it's because nothing really happened, the family just spent it together and enjoyed each other. Jamie's such a big boy now, and he is just so fun to be with. Rose, by comparison, is a little lady, and so entertaining. I think Robert Heinlein said, "Happy people don't keep diaries." I'm not sure that's necessarily true, but I know that when I wasn't playing or biking or going to the park or going to Greenfield Village, I was happy to just relax and not blog. I barely knitted, too. And it was fine.

So now that we're moving into fall and Andy's back at work, I am working on two items. First, the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, which I started ages ago and now am finally up to the eponymous tangled yoke. The rows, after I joined the sleeves and started the yoke, have been taking me upwards of a half-hour to finish. Each one. I've been happy to knit two rows a day. But now that the cabling has started, I can't seem to keep my hands off this sweater. It's so fun to see the lines emerging.

The other project is a vest for Andy, knit of some rugged yarn I found at Zeilinger's Wool in Frankenmuth. At first I wasn't sure this wool was going to work ("rugged" is a kind word to describe the feel), but after I washed the swatch, the yarn really softened up and bloomed. Always wash your swatches! This is the back, up to the arms. There's not much I can say about a rectangle of brown stockinette. The front will be a little more entertaining: I'm planning cables and ribs.


magikjaz said...

that cardigan is gonna look gorgeous on you!!!!

Debbie said...

Well, well. I thought you had dropped off the face of the earth. Glad to see you back and to know that your summer was a good and uneventful one.