Wow!Â I was just thinking that it sure had been a while since I blogged so I checked and I was right…. November something-or-other.Â My, oh my, where has my time gone?Â Well, a lot of it was spent renovating upstairs.Â I finally threw in the towel and we hired someone to finish it.Â I was stuck at hanging the drywall.Â Let’s be honest here, it wasn’t ever going to get done.Â I am now priming and painting, I’ve ordered the carpet and our contractor wants to know when he can come do woodwork and hang the doors.Â There is a small, but bright light at the end of this seemingly infinite tunnel.Â
I am sad to report that very little has happened on the knitting front.Â I have made a pair of Alpine boots (thought I had a pic, but evidently not on this computer), but still haven’t gotten around to the felted door mitten because I just do not find myself with that luxurious thing called time.Â I do have two more pair of the boots on que- one for my son and another for my daughter that I’ve got to do soon orÂ they may as well wait until next winter.Â However, I am trying to finish my daughter’s cross stitch stocking because I feel terrible that it isn’t done.Â She is very sweet about it and that somehow makes me feel worse. :-(Â I have vowed to curb the knitting instinct until it is finished, or maybe when I am down to the beading.Â Or until I feel like poking someones eye out with a knitting needle and really need to soothe the beast.Â Whichever comes first.Â
However, Â (there is always a “however” with me) we have the new Shepherd’s Wool Fingering which is really making me itch to try lace- just something small, like the Reversible Lace LaddersÂ scarf.Â It only takes one skein and really wouldn’t be that difficult.Â Â Also, I am intrigued by the newestÂ Elsebeth Lavold bookÂ The Small Things Matter Collection.Â She’s incorporated a bit of felting and hasÂ created some smaller projects that have the Viking Knit influence.Â Very interesting.
Â Too many things floating around in my head and not enough time.Â You know those little helper elves in that fairy tale “The Cobbler’s Elves”?Â Wonder where I can getÂ some?Â Just a few.Â Don’t want to be greedy or selfish.Â – Susan