It’s been … a long while. Losing Kaela so soon after Nox, and then the wedding, attempting to cope with overwhelming depression (despite being happy about the wedding), and not handling feeling cut off from all the social sites with the lack of laptop, it all spun me around. But despite everything, I have managed to keep on creating, here and there. I’ve been trying to also keep up with all my friends on my phone but it’s not the easiest to comment with so I often left it at reading or dropping a like as I could. And now I have a laptop again so I’ll be able to post and keep up with everybody much easier.
Apparently the kitty has decided to help with the knitting. She drags some yarn out and around the house and rather than attempt to find a new place to hide it (I have most of my yarn in containers but she’s learned to climb and I don’t have room for the stuff that was up high) I’ve been untangling it and starting a project with it. The first of these is a Smocked Sweater for the niece. I think it’ll look adorable on her. I’ve just gotten past the seed stitch portion but it feels like it’s going to go quickly.
I also decided to finally start a long term project that I’ve been tossing around for a couple years or more. I’m using the little scrap bits of stripy sock yarn to make a 10 stitch blanket. So far I’m pretty happy with it.
And of course, speaking of stripy socks, I’ve a pair of those on the needles. They’re the same pair as before but with a lot more progress. The heel has been marked and the cuff has been started. I really need to buy a 0 needle to do sock ribbing with but I keep forgetting.
I recently finished Journey and really enjoyed it, despite finishing it in a couple days.
Push not the River by James Conroyd Martin. I’m nearly done with this and have greatly enjoyed it. I love historical novels and a look at how things might have been.