I’ve been absent.

I’ve thought so many times about blogging, but this is the first time I’ve even logged into WordPress in months.

I’ve done a lot of knitting over the last few months. The most recent things I’ve completed are in the widget to the side, but I’m going to share some others.

Elephant

Elephant bib

First up is a crocheted elephant bib, which I made for Cousin P for her baby shower on Jan. 14. She actually had her baby yesterday (hooray!) and all reports say that their little girl is happy and healthy, and mom and dad are settling in. I saw a picture, and it is a darn cute baby. Cousin P has the nursery all decorated in owls, and I’m kinda in love. The baby may get a handknit owl or two. We’ll see.

One of my other cousins, Cousin D, is expecting twins within the next month or so. (Cousin D is a cousin to me and Cousin P; they were born about two months apart. How strange that they are having babies so close together!) Cousin D also has a little boy who just turned 5, and he is a handful. I’m looking to make Evelyn Evelyn and Elephant Elephant for the twins (a boy and a girl), and then a little something for the 5-year-old. I don’t want him to feel left out, and with twin babies coming, I think he’s going to get a shock.

Summer flies

Summer flies in winter

Next up is this funky green shawl. It was knit in a worsted weight, and I thought it would be way quicker than it was. Turns out knitting a picot bind-off for a bajillion stitches takes awhile.

I think I’m going to send this to a friend’s mom. She is very nice and has made me feel welcome to the various family functions I’ve attended. She’s always admired my handknits, so I thought she might like one of her own. She even gave me some of her first handspun, which I think is pretty awesome. She’s a pro at spinning now, and has come up with some really lovely yarns. I think she spins on her wheel 2 hours a day, or something ridiculous like that.

Earth and Sky

Earth and Sky

Lastly, Earth and Sky. I joined the Westknits KAL for this one; it was released as a mystery shawl through last August. It took me a little longer to get it done, because I procrastinate sometimes. (I mean, look at how often I update the blog. Seriously.) I’m really happy with the color combinations – they’re all yarns I’ve had in my stash. The variegated one has been in my stash since my very first go at knitting; I think it’s the first yarn that came from an actual yarn store instead of a big box craft store.

I ended up giving it to my future sister-in-law for Christmas, and I think she enjoyed it. It’s very soft and squishy. I may need to make another.

Ok, we’ll call that good for now. Look, ma! I blogged!

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