And once it has a mate, I think they'll brighten things up considerably this winter. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
More excellent news, too! I actually managed to start a second project. It's SO nice to have the knitting mojo back and to have stuff to work on these days. I'm loving it. This...
...is the very beginning of an Austin Hoodie. I've had this pattern in my queue for aaaaaaages, and last year at Stitches West, in a frenzy of It's-my-birthday-there-is-no-budget shopping, I picked up 5 skeins of madelinetosh's Tosh Sock in the Calligraphy colorway so that I could finally start knitting it.
Unfortunately, the yarn was so pretty and so expensive that I was a little paralyzed by fear: What if I knit the wrong size? What if I screw it up? What if it's too small? Too big? In the end, I realized that none of these things would be anything near the end of the world, so I dove in. So far? It's lovely to knit with, though as you can see it's still very early. It's also kind of a big pain in the bum to alternate skeins, but I really want to avoid obvious changes from skein to skein, so I'll deal. I can't wait to wear it!
That's what's cooking around these parts these days. At least on the needles. In other news, I've finally managed to gather the elusive ingredients required and am going to make CHEESE this week. Crazy, no? I'll let you know how it goes, and whether I end up witha tasty pizza or a burnt out shell of a kitchen. Fingers crossed on that one!
See you all over at WIPW!