Saturday, September 29, 2012

Florida Vacation & Other Knitting News

It has been quite a while since I posted--over a year!!! Geez. I am really going to make an effort to blog more frequently. And probably not just about knitting.

For example, my most recent endeavor was a trip to Florida with my husband to visit his dad and celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was a lovely week off and I must confess the only knitting related activity was reading a bit of Yarn Market News. Did not even take any knitting with me! Here is a pic of us at our anniversary dinner by the beach:

I have been on a bit of a knitting hiatus. I have four designs coming out in the next few months (more about that in a moment) and was knitting every spare moment I was not working or otherwise doing things I absolutely must. Housecleaning was nonexistent (not that I am the best at that to begin with--which is probably why it is the 1st thing to go down the tubes when I am super busy). So I have not knitted a thing since I finished those projects.

But this weekend I will get back to it. I have a throw for my younger daughter, which I had planned on finishing before she started college, but that didn't happen. The new plan is to finish it before we go visit her for parents weekend in two weeks. I only have about 6 inches left, plus the fringe, so it seems doable, even with the pesky full time job. I will post pics when it is completed.

As mentioned above, I do have 3 designs in the book Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 60 Gorgeous Designs, which should be coming out before the end of the year. And a sweater in the Holiday Issue of Vogue Knitting magazine. I'll post pics of those when they are published.