LOL. Wow. I just really haven't been crafting a lot, have had a lot going on, but just starting to get back into things again and missing my blog and my old bloggy friends. I'm actually in the middle of a round of Hemlock Ring Blanket, the middle of round 45. My printer has been broken forever and then I spilled something smack in the middle of the pattern so had to write out the last few feather and fan repeats and I looked and was like WOW! Only 20-some-odd rows remain, I can finish it in like a MINUTE! Except for the part where it's over 400 stitches per round at the moment. I knit entirely through my first cake of Cascade Eco Wool a bit ago and that is always such a feeling of accomplishment for me. I'm a chronic starter, so rarely see the end of yarn cakes. Anyway, sadly, my digi cam has been broken forever also, but I have some crappy camera phone progress pics I can share:
Here's the center "doily" part
And then some of the feather and fan bit:
I really just love how it's coming out. I cast-on around January and it was just sitting, but then I was re-inspired to start working on it again thanks to noticing Gnat's KAL for Jared Flood blankets, although not participating, but Gnat is flying through hers last I saw. I still love this yarn SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much, I want to make EVERYTHING with it, and pre-blocking and actually seeing it off circulars, I am really proud of how the center part looks anyway LOL. I seem to have a problem with uneven yarnovers, and that irritates the crap out of me, but at least the middle is pretty. I haven't tried the colors yet, but I'm sure they're just as wonderful.
Also OTN is the Kenobi Jacket yes, still, going on THREE YEARS. However, I am THRILLED to say I am REALLY close to being finished with it. I just got a hair up my ass a couple weeks ago and finished the right front and am halfway through the left front and that's pretty much it. Blocking, seaming, and picked-up collar after that. I really can't believe I've been working on it for SO LONG. (sigh)
And that's about it. I've got a trip planned to mom's in a couple weeks and have some Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Foliage coming to start (again) Teosinte Socks, which I've long been wanting to finish and also some of their lace yarn to restart Adamas Shawl which I've started on at least 17 different occasions. Really been itching to work on some "real" lace with that nightmare gauge yarn so hopefully it will stick this time. Needed some small portable projects for the train ride to fit in my little knitting bag that I HATE. Been lusting over this baby for a few weeks, hope to get it soon, or might FINALLY get the Jordana Paige messenger I've been ogling for what feels like a decade. Haven't 100% decided yet, but almost definitely one of those.
and that's about it. If any of my old blogger buddies happen to see this, not expecting anyone too really since it's been forever, I really have missed you!!!!!! I've stalked around your blogs here and there over this time, but have lots of catching up to do and I'm looking forward to it! Hope you all are well!
Oh, P.S., totally off-topic, but someone shared this amazing and beautifully done seatbelt ad with me and I want to share that too. Please pass it on!