Surprise! Also, Happy New Year! It seems I took a bit of an unintentional holiday while I adjusted to married life and working from home these last few months. Sorry 'bout the radio silence, but I think I'm finally in a place where I can comfortably get back to blogging. Yippee!
And what better place to start than my beloved Work in Progress Wednesday. And I have work! In progress, even! I think the last time I popped in, I mentioned that I'd finally cast on for the Austin Hoodie I'd been dreaming about for ages. It's still plugging along, but it's not terribly photogenic yet. Exhibit A:
Really though, it's much farther along than it was. There's about 6" of body there and I'm busily working the waist decreases at the moment.
It'd be bigger, but I got some crazy idea that I wanted to make a pair of fingerless mitts for my shiny new sister-in-law for Christmas. And that meant I should probably also make a hat for her husband. Totally reasonable if not for the fact that I had this revelation right around December 10 while I was finishing up a pair of socks. But I pulled it off. All of it. For a minute there, I felt like Super Knitter. It was exciting since the socks fit like a dream and both of the gifts were well received. It was also exciting because I have material for lots of upcoming FO Fridays. Bonus!
Anyway, while I was busily not blogging, I was doing other fun stuff. We got some snow!!
Then Mr. Right had a birthday which prompted a weekend trip up north to Moose Country, resulting in lots of this:
And a pleasant amount of this:
And then Christmas appeared, and brought this with it:
*insert Kermit flail here*
I've been wanting a food processor for ages, and am so excited to finally have it. Now I feel like I need the perfect recipe to test it out. I've been perusing my new Smitten Kitchen cookbook, but haven't settled on anything yet. So I'm open to suggestions. What should I make with my fancy shmancy food processor? Feel free to leave ideas in the comments -- I'm terribly impressionable.
With that, I'll say "See you Friday!" And really, I will. Promise. I'll also be around more this year and will get back to blogging about other stuff some times too. Good times will be had by all. Hmm... This sounds suspiciously like a list of New Year's resolutions, but let's just call them plans, shall we?
Edit: Confession: I wrote this post on Tuesday night and scheduled it to post on Wednesday morning. It went ahead and posted it anyway. I guess Blogger figured it'd been long enough between posts or something. At any rate, if you read this on Tuesday night, be a sport and pretend it's Wednesday. Mmmmkay?