I don’t think I quite meant there to be a three-month silence here, on this blog. The truth is, I have not really done anything interesting these past couple months. Mostly, I’ve been working on school. I may have read a few books. I definitely tried to do NaNoWriMo again earlier this month, but now I am not sure where I stand in that regard. Decidedly not anywhere near finishing.
So: here are a few things. Random things. Mostly knitted things. But things in general.
First thing: I’m not quite sure what this is going to be. But it is a thing. (I told you: things. This post is about things.) It is a thing to go around one’s neck. I haven’t decided what to call it at all, but I love it. I’m knitting it in Imperial’s Columbia 2-ply, which is a woolen-spun aran-weight yarn, and the only stitch pattern I wanted to knit with it was brioche. Paired together, it is the squishiest, coziest thing I’ve laid my hands on.
Thing 2: This is the Beetlebum Shawl by Renee Callahan of East London Knit. I brought the pattern early this summer, but I hadn’t gotten any yarn for it. I ended up getting some yarn (Classic Elite’s Silky Alpaca) from my grandma last month, and I love how it pairs with the pattern.
Thing 3: My cat, looking at the camera in a somewhat displeased manner. For better or worse, this is his normal expression.
Thing 4: Thanksgiving happened earlier this week! My family and I took a road trip up to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and had a lovely time.
Thing 5: I want to say thank you to you all. I’m nearing my third year of blogging which is incredible, as I’ve basically done nothing like this for three consecutive years. (If you think I have a bad blogging schedule, you should see my journal …)
Your support has been magnificent. When I’m having a bad day, I go back and read through the comments that you’ve left, encouraging me on and giving me advice when I need it, and I always leave feeling as if maybe I’ve accomplished something by writing random things about knitting. I appreciate each and every one of you.