So I took a hiatus from everything...family, friends, video games, knitting...would've taken a hiatus from work, but that's what was funding my hiatus, soooooooooo....
In any case, I'm not going to bore you with the specifics, but suffice it to say I have not had a fortunate couple of months. I only recently began to feel emotionally/psychologically prepared to emerge from my hermit status. During my semi-seclusion, I did no feel compelled to even LOOK at yarn or needles, let alone use them. So when I finally picked them up, I went fucking crazy. In just a couple of weeks (give or take), I've managed to knit a koala AND a flamingo. I'm proud of them, and I told the patterns to go F themselves with their rigid instruction for color and material usage. Van (the koala) does NOT have mohair anywhere on him and was knit with a delightful blend of alpaca and wool. Flip (the flamingo) doesn't have pink legs (ugh) or black legs. Instead, I used a double-strand (one black, one pink) on the legs and it looks PERFECT. Plus, I added a nice, silly tongue sticking out of his bill. He's sassy like that.
I'm working on a pair of geckos at this point. One orangey one and another brown and speckled one to represent my partner and I. He's a Ginger (as they say), and I'm a brunette, so you can guess which is representative of each of us.