Hey, look! It’s a Finished Object! Never thought you’d see one of those around here, eh? I finished off the baby blanket for my niece a few weeks ago. This is a grand thing for a couple of reasons: 1) It has been blocked and was handed off at Christmas, 2) I can knit on other things… any thing I want. I finished the blanket with enough time to think about whipping out a pair of socks for The Husband for Christmas (although the last couple inches had to be knit Christmas day after giving him his gift). I also managed to finish a pair of socks for myself, although that’s not as much of an accomplishment because I had finished the first one back in May when I went to Seattle for a conference. I cast on and almost finished the second sock on my trip to New Haven, CT to interview at Yale the second week of this month.
Here’s a shot of the baby blanket in all its glory:
I apologize right up front to anyone who visited my bog in the last month and found it redirecting them to some stupid, fake “anti-virus” site. My blog was somehow hijacked, and a script was inserted in every. single. frikken. post. Thankfully, my server host provided me with a SQL statement to run against my database to clean out the script. And I wasn’t affected by any of the other hijacking symptoms that were possible. I’ve backed up and upgraded, so hopefully, this won’t happen again. I have plans for backing up more often and keeping on top of making sure I upgrade in a timely manner.
In other circles, I completely failed at Tour de Fleece. I spun for the first three days, then I hurt my back and didn’t get my wheel out for the rest of the tour. On the upside, I did manage to get the singles for a 3-ply yarn spun, just need to find the time to ply it up and see if my experiment to try getting a specific type of yarn worked.
I’ve been knitting, working on a baby blanket for my niece, who should be joining us in October. I’m also working on designing a pair of socks. This isn’t the first time I’ve created my own pattern, but it is the first time I’ve done something more than just stockinette or ribbing. I’ve actually put some thought into it. It’s been fun enough that I’m already thinking of a second pattern for the first installment of the Mean Girls Yarn Club, Part Deux that I just received.