Sunday, January 13, 2008

Long Time, No Post

My sister keeps nagging me to post to my blog, but to be honest, I haven't had anything exciting to post about, knitting-wise.

Although, speaking of my sister, I did finish one Endpaper Mitt before Christmas. These were originallyintended to be a gift for her, but I ran out of time and wouldn't have been able to finish the second one. So I decided to keep them for myself.

Love this pattern, but I have yet to cast on for the second. The color is more true here:

There is also sleeve-knitting, and you know just how exciting that can be. Except it's not. It's just lots of garter rib. Although I am about to transition into the plain stockinette section, so it's just bound to get more interesting...

As for future projects, I am just dying to cast on for Kate Gilbert's Bird In The Hand Mittens. They are so gorgeous. I have a little anxiety when thinking about future projects because on the 30th, I am having just minor surgery on my right hand to remove this cyst that has formed there. I really think it is a result of knitting! It's not painful or anything, but it was becoming somewhat unsightly, so the hand doctor stuck a needle in it and drained it (yeah, gross) then told me I needed surgery to make sure it doesn't come back.

In one of those a-little-knowledge-can-be-a-dangerous-thing situations, I started to browsing the internet in search or more info about this procedure and found the consensus is that it can be 10 days to 2 weeks before you can resume normal activity. Which is bound to have a big effect on my productivity. So I am trying to get as much done as I can before the 30th.

Let's see, what else? I had a birthday last week. I got some cool knitting magazines, some clothes, a digital picture frame, and a gift certificate to Stitches from Paul, who knows I prefer Loops, but Stitches is just down the street from where he works, and I just like yarn, so it all works out in the end!

On Friday night, Paul and I went to some friends' house to see another friend, Sarah who now lives in Philadelphia, but was back in Tulsa for a visit. Sarah and her friend exchanged Christmas gifts, and it was so cool because they each knitted something for the other. Here's Sarah modeling her new fingerless mitts:

Later, we went to this art gallery thing and I was walking around trying to get through the crowd when a girl stopped me and said she knew me from my blog. I guess she recognized me from the phot of Paul and me that I posted for Christmas. It was really funny and kind of strange. Hey there, KnottyLady (Ravelry link)!

In other news, Elly needs a haircut.


Have a good week!

14 comments:

Knit and fall back in it said...

My Robert is having that same surgery next Monday (the 21st) I can keep you posted on his progress since he will be just a little over a week ahead of you in the recovery process.

Happy belated birthday.

Anonymous said...

OK-Looks like you owe me a Christmas present since you kept my mittens!!!!
SARA (the sister)

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, it was worth the wait to see the Endpaper Mitts! So pretty...

Will be thinking good thoughts for a speedy recovery from your hand surgery. I'm sure it will all go just fine and you'll be back to the needles in no time!

Marianne said...

Those Endpaper Mitts are gorgeous! I missed you Tuesday evening!

Sending you all sorts of good vibes for the surgery and a most speedy and comfortable recovery!

Call if you need anything :^) seriously.

mari said...

I love the colors you used on the mitts. They look great!

schrodinger said...

Happy belated birthday and good luck with the surgery and recovery!

Love the endpaper mitt, very pretty colours.

nicole said...

Pretty endpapers! Hope your sister doesn't mind you keeping them. I'd be jealous if I was her.

Good luck with the surgery! I'll send positive vibes your way.

KnitXcorE said...

how fancy! i can't wait to fari isle something. i hope the surgery goes well. GooDLuCK!

anniam said...

Oh HA HA! I love it that you kept the mittens for yourself!

Good luck with the surgery. Hopefully you'll be able to jam a knitting needle in the bandages and knit away. If not, you can spend your time queing up projects on Ravelry.

Macoco said...

Happy Belated birthday! I hope the surgery goes well and you're back to your knitterly self soon. :)

wendy e said...

Pretty colors on the endpapers. Good luck w/ surgery. I'm going in the same day (diff procedure though, I won't have my knitting curtailed during recovery!)

Annie said...

I love the glove. The colour is so gorgeous!!

millie & elsie said...

the fingerless mitts photo should be in a knitting book. and elly seems to be mugging for the camera, too :)

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