It’s an old story, as old as blogging itself.
OK, old in tech terms. It’s been two months, what the heck happened?
Rather than hashing details, I will simply say thank you to all of you who kindly continue to visit despite increasingly frequent breaks.
As always, there’s a cardigan afoot. I’m working on a Vonica for my sister L, and I just finished the body. Only sleeves to go!
The second picture shows the texture and color much more accurately than the first. I’m using Classic Elite Classic Silk in the color Wave Break, and it’s lovely. For a non-wool blend, it’s surprisingly easy on the hands and the tweediness lends great texture.
While knitting on Vonica on the back patio, Topaz gave me a helping hand…
Of course as soon as I got up he stretched his way onto my half of the loveseat. I couldn’t find it in me to move him.
I sewed up one front/neck on my New York/Los Angeles Cardigan, but then it sat while working on Vonica. I steamed it before seaming, and it grew in length even more than anticipated.
Whoopsie. I think this will get a toss in the dryer during wet blocking, so that I get a long, but not gargantuan, sweater. Knitting with the Manos Serena is a dream!
I also have a couple small projects in the works, but they are secrets. Shhhh.
I have a little more time to knit just of late because my company did some downsizing. I was not laid off (though some were) but I was among those with reduced hours. I had been thinking of reducing my hours further anyway for health reasons, so it’s all to the good. N and I can manage fine, and I am trying to see the opportunity in it. Still scary though. I must admit this was a time I am glad of my stash. This news was also tempered by the fact that my office just moved locations, and not only is it only 3 miles from home, I was given my own office. The suite was already built out, and the offices are spacious. I have huge east-facing windows and a great view. As with most corporate-type spaces, it always seems a tad cold. It’s not arctic thank goodness, but my cardigan collection is still needed year-round :)