i had a ton of grand plans. i always do. i'm not just an optimist, you see. i'm delusional. i know how to knit. therefore, i must be able to knit everything for everyone, whenever i want. and on time, to boot.
never mind that i have a day job. or that there's chores, cooking, and four mouths to feed. never mind that there are bed time stories to read, or that i can't actually knit waiting for the kids to fall asleep because it's, um, dark. never mind that i actually need sleep because i hulk out every time the wind blows when i am sleep deprived. i can. knit. everything. goshdarnit.
then, not only was i tending to my sick family, i got sick. and you know i'm really sick when i'd rather sleep than knit.
i'm all better now. the babes and the wife seem on the mend. (i'm crossing my fingers. it seems i'm only delusional about the knitting. especially because our nanny's sick again.)
all the while, i've hunkered down and spent many spare moments on christmas knitting.
and now that it's mid-february, it's all done.
|the bottom hat is graham knit with malabrigo worsted (my fave) in azul profundo|
the hat on the top is wurm knit with knitpicks swish (lovely) in merlot heather
i can only show you pictures of piles at the moment at least until these lovelies get shipped to their recipients. but they are done.
|the lace border is from a shawl called piper's journey knit with imperial tracie too (soft and lofty)|
the socks are knit with knitpicks felici (really loved watching the yarn self-strip)
and diamond luxury collection soxy (soft!)
now i can focus on the march events extravaganza knitting: both babes have a birthday and the wife and i celebrate 18 years.
i have grand plans.