Wow, I didn't mean to be away so long, honest I didn't! But between holiday hell and the husband's never-ending surgical complications, I haven't been able to come up for air in quite some time.
Which does not mean I haven't been knitting. Since I knit more when I am stressed, and knit while sitting around doctor's offices, I have gotten quite a few projects done in the last week - a cool poncho for the kid in Berroco Chinchilla, a washcloth for her, cashmere fingerless gloves in gray and black for me, and I cast on the Oak Ridge Socks from Vintage Socks for me, and Guinevere from Wrap Style for me. Hub's vascular dude says perhaps I should cast on a blanket to keep myself occupied for the next few months.
Photos to come, I have taken a bunch, but haven't downloaded them from the camera.
Santa brought me a whole lot of knitting books, with a little help from an exchange and a Border's coupon I had for after Christmas. Loop-D-Loop, Handknit Holidays, Socks Socks Socks, Vintage Socks, Not Just Socks, and Not Just MORE Socks have all taken their rightful places on my bookshelves. I also got a much needed ball winder which was way cool.
And I also got one of any knitter's favorite holiday gifts, appropriate gratitude for knitted gifts I made. The washcloths were all a big hit, my mother loved her Fuzzy Feet, and my sister loved her glittery scarf. The kid has already worn her skirt and her boa scarf, so I know those were a hit too. It is wonderful to give hand-made gifts to those who appreciate the work that went into them.
More tomorrow night when the photos are ready - off to rescue the kid from grandma's where she had gone to escape the medical madness here. Looking forward to having her back!