Wow. I didn’t realize it’s been a few weeks since I last posted! Shame on me for being a bad blogger.
I haven’t done a whole lot of knitting because I’ve been unpacking boxes in my spare moments when I’m at home. Work has been taking a real toll on me, but things have finally slowed down a little bit. The house is nearly unpacked, but we’ve still a way to go. At least the living spaces are getting nearly completely unpacked. There’s still plenty of boxes downstairs in the basement to sort through, but at least I’m not staring at as many in the living room, kitchen and bedroom. I’m finally starting to get my craft room together. It’s really nice to have a room to put all my crafty things instead of the corner of the living room like before. I still have a bit of work, but it’s getting there. I’m sure Nick will be happy when I stop taking up the sofa in the living room with various knitting books and various other crafty things.
I’ve been working on a pair of Monkey socks. Third time is a charm, eh? I’ve finally got the pattern working for me with different yarn. I have one sock made and am working on the second one. I’ve also been knitting on The Sweater (aka Starlight) and occasionally Argosy scarf. I only have three projects on the needles! I’m contemplating forgetting about the scarf and using the yarn for something else. Not sure what exactly, but I’m really not enjoying the pattern as much as I thought I would. I like the final product, but it’s just not keeping my interest.
I went to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game on Sunday. It was Stitch ‘n Pitch day! There were quite a few knitters there. I took my sister and Nick went, too. We had a pretty good time and the Reds even won! (They played against the Colorado Rockies and one 8 to 3.) I had a lot of fun.
Recently, Nick “helped” me meet the local knitting group. We were at Barnes & Noble. I’d seen the group there before, but I’m really shy and never met them. He introduced me and they were all very welcoming. I like having a knitting group again. They meet on Wednesday nights and it’s nice to get out mid-week for a while.
Though I’m too tired to mess with photos right now, I did go to the Bluegrass Book Festival and got to meet Stefanie Japel and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I’ll talk more about that in my next post, which will have pictures of recent happenings :o)