Er......ahem.......(shuffles into view and clears throat)......hello?!......
.......feeling somewhat like I'm going to the confessional here......
.......so, let's see.....what is it that I've been doing of late that has meant I have nothing to blog about?
Well....the thing is yr'honour, I do seem to have been somewhat otherwise engaged.....what's that y'say?.....entertaining the children?.....getting them back to school?.......housework?......ironing?......sewing?......work?......reading?
I have to admit to spending hours on the internets......but not blurking, lurking or commenting......I've been on here rather too much....and also here quite a bit.
All in the interests of education mind you. Learning all about this
and this , in order that I might produce something new and exciting.
Ta daaaaaa! My first ever attempt at knitting socks from the toe up on two circular needles!
So, y'see my absence was not in vain.
Then there's been a bit of new baby knitting for a friend's soon to be born baby girl.
I just had to put the cotton reel there for scale - this is a weeny little jacket :)
For Ravellers here's the pattern.
I tried a first attempt at knitting patterned socks - Glynis from this book. An almost whole sock had to be frogged and restarted (on bigger dpns)- and is now hibernating - after I knitted it and then found I couldn't even get the darned thing over my heel - pah!
A few of these were done earlier in the summer. They may become cushions - or possibly a lap blanket.....one day....
Some ripply action has been started - and briefly stopped. A possible blanket for the same new baby girl. Or possibly not, as she's likely to be a teenager by the time I get back to it!
Because.....this week I 'are most been knittin' 'ats!
Or rather, a hat. For me. A soft, floppy hat. For me. Using another Ravelry pattern - a hat named Cheeky :) For me.
I may also have accidentally bought the wool to knit one or two (five) more.....not all for me.
I'm so proud of this. I never thought I'd be able to do one of these. I feel like framing it.
My first ever tension square!!!
Also, this coming Friday, for the first time in over two months, I have a day off. A. Whole. Day. Off.
Sewing may be done.
Sewing had better be done. I have a daunting to-do list that needs some action.