Ben here, rising from the dead.
It's been a crazy summer and fall and I'm a bit of a wreck from it all, but I'm glad that I've come into a bit more time to get back to the world of knitting. I've missed it greatly.
I would regale you with the details, but I've recently had it illuminated to me that it is in the retelling that I keep the stories alive--stories that are likely best forgotten if they cannot be retold in a more positive light. Part of this lesson was in learning that the aramaic word for "to forgive" also means "to untie", so I suppose you could say I'm going through a bit of spiritual frogging so as to re-knit a few things into somewhat more "groovy" manifestation, to use the theological terminology.
This will be the first of many posts that will hopefully get many of you bored with me, but it's also a first step for me out of a place a bit darker than the one I've been hoping for. My goal is to settle soon into a period of intense study in knitting and to blog about and share my experiences, get feedback, swallow some criticism, and really step up the knitting.
There's a bit of a countdown, though, as I have a few projects for xmas and otherwise that will be finished before the study begins. For now, the updates will be to document progress on these remaining projects as they near completion!
They are as follows:
Kumo modified (to suit my cultural knowledge and taste, for me, tahki cotton on size 6's):
--need to weave in ends on body pieces
--need to finish belt, which has been changed to tweed stitch instead of the flimsy garter stitch one they recommend.
--Need to pickup lapel stitches and knit lapel
--Need to dupestitch the designs on the chest flaps
(I've been working on this for two years. It needs to be finished. SO much stockinette....)
Forest Canopy Shawl in Briar Rose Sea Pearl, size 5's:
--Setup finished.... now for the rest of the shawl...
Fingerless gloves (modified from Knitty knucks), DB Cashmerino Red+Black on size 5 dpns:
--.....need to cast on....
Big hugs and hearty warmth to you all!
Keep on stitchin!