Anyway, I just wanted to say that. It's something I've been thinking about and noticing: that the "successful" bloggers out there are the ones who have sponsors and ads and have enough interesting content that they are able to post multiple times per week. I know I don't have that much stuff to show you to keep you coming back. BUT! I have been doing lots of crafty stuff over the past few months and I plan to make this knit blog thing evolve into more of a craft journal for me. I have a monthly craft night with 2 of my best friends and they have encouraged me to document all the stuff I am doing. So, this is where I will do that. I've been embellishing sweaters, making flower necklaces and sewing some things. Fun stuff. Hip stuff (I think).
I have also been knitting, a little. I have to admit I've realized that I only need so many sweaters and that so many of the ones I have knit I don't really wear. Here's a summary of my knitting progress since the fall. It's not much, but it is something!
Sock Giraffe, for our friend's baby who is due to arrive in May. The construction of this little fellow is very smart. No seaming, and stuff as you knit. I learned how to do a Turkish Cast On and a new way to knit short rows. There is a Hippo and Pig variation, but if you got creative you could make any animal with this pattern. I am going to try a cow. MOO.
I started the Blackberry Cabled Cardigan in the fall. It's coming along, but I won't finish in time to wear it this season. That's OK.
A pair of white Gansey Gloves. I started these in the fall of 2008. Seriously. Over two years to make a pair of gloves? Well, yes, and that's OK. I finally finished them, they fit and they keep my hands warm. Hoorah.
I've already taken photos of at least 5 other craft (NOT knitting) projects I've finished. I will show you the oldest (and probably my favorite) one this week. It is my knock-off of this Anthropologie sweater that I swooned over last year.
I also can't leave without showing you how my little girl is growing . . . so FAST. She's 19 months old today, and she loves whole grain Goldfish. YUM.