I have knit.
I was on vacation last week, Nov 4-10. It was very nice. We went by train to Klamath Falls, and the Running Y Ranch.
I dutifully packed my knitting, with the minimum required 3 projects. Okay, I had 4. One that only needed finishing (mitts), two that needed working (game bag & Emily's sweater), and one that I could start (another pink EZ Baby Surprise Jacket). You know, you have to take one that requires starting, because there is some magic involved in starting a project. It's special.
I was recovering from the flu and felt AWFUL for the first three days. So I didn't actually knit until the train ride north to Portland. We sat across from another knitter on the train. She was knitting "strips" as she put it, very cute novelty-yarn scarves for her grand-daughters.
I pulled out my red-and-white dishcloth cotton project, which is, in actuality, a giant practice sock, but without the heel. It is going to function as a game-piece bag, with a drawstring. I put in a row of eyelets (yo, k2tog), after first putting in another row entirely that wouldn't create holes and having to tink back. I also bunged up the two-circular needle thing, something that I only thought happened to lesser knitters than I. Can I blame it on the bloody marys that my husband was bringing from the lounge car? I finished the thing, weaving in and making the drawstrings and everything, while still on the train.
So, I have knit. It was stupid knitting, I admit. But, the dry spell is over and, I have completed a project, which has its own separate magic.
Also, on the knitting front, I got my gift for the lovely baby Dorothy to her and her parents this weekend. Becci pretended to be impressed with my giftwrapping (a ziploc back and a manila envelope-do you think she was humoring me?). It seems Dorothy has grown in the two months since her birth-imagine that! Perhaps I shall have to make her a delightful sweater in a 12 mo size. Yum!
And, I called my knitting buddy Susan, from Hawaii, who was in Portland (before vacation) but, who, through a series of mis-communications, I didn't ever meet up with her in person, during her visit. Ah, well. She says she'll be back in six months. We'll still email, right, Susan?
Photos & more progress soon!