"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." -- Mark TwainI have been incredibly slack about updating my blog, leading some concerned folks to question whether or not I'm still alive.
Well, I am. I've just been crazy busy with work and stuff and snow and nefarious forces taking over my computer and a squillion other things that have kept me thinking, 'Oh yeah, I'll update that tomorrow.' After a butt-ton of tomorrows, here I am - updating my blog. Woo hoo!
I'm happy to report that some of that "stuff" included knitting. Amongst the projects I finished are the socks made from Lorrie's awesome handspun yarn:
I love-love-love these socks. They're wonderfully soft and comfortable. Lorrie is the Handspun Queen, IMO! I'll post more completed projects later.
We were at the coast during the last week of December, where I damn near froze to death (I'm sorry, but frost on the car at the beach is just so very, very wrong) and had to keep warm in the yarn shops.
No, really, I did. It was cold, people! They have heat in yarn stores, you know. And all that cozy yarn.
Anyway, here's the stashfill that resulted from my last shopping of 2009:
Stormy the Bobblybutt kitty, of course, approved all of it. Like her mommy, she loves her some yarn porn!
Also, I have to add a photo of quite possibly the most ridiculously cute little project bag in the whole world. My knitting pal Suzanne (who created the Epic Yarn Barf from Hell,) crocheted this little bag for Halloween. I've been carrying sock projects in it ever since. It has googly eyes and even a few little hairs sticking out of the wart on the nose.
One of the biggest and most update-prohibiting issues I've been dealing with for the last few months was the insanity that invaded my poor old laptop. Minerva III (I name all of my computers Minerva) was purchased in 2006, and has literally been hauled from coast to coast, subjected to all sorts of computer-unfriendly conditions. After much struggling with bios problems, viruses, a full system restore, and other desperate measures, I was finally able to buy a new laptop (say hello to Minerva IV, a 250GB Windows 7-running beauty!). Given that I rely on my computer to make a living, I'm thrilled to have a computer that does NOT take 7-9 minute just to boot up! Minerva III is destined for a total reformat, and will likely become a Linux box -- just as soon as I have time to get my Linux geek on.