Wow - there's lots to update, since it's been a month since my last real blog post. I've had a busy month. I have some things brewing in my personal life and could definitely use some positive thoughts and good luck from anyone out there, so keep those positive thoughts coming my way. It's not health related, or anything, its just life-related, and I need a change, so hopefully I'll have good news to report next week.
On the knitting front, I've sort of abandoned my projects lately, because I've been stressed. (Does that make sense to you? Why abandon what I usually think of as stress relief? But, it makes sense to me. I've had very little free time between this life thing, working on the dissertation, and being a good mom and wife.)
I have finished one of my jaywalker socks.
I finished this in the car to visit my dad a few weeks ago. I was in Washington for work and so we took the opportunity for H to see Papa Tom. We had a great, relaxing weekend. The funny thing, though, is that when I finished the sock, I didn't have a tapestry needle, and needed to graft the toe. So, I decided to try out my Macgyver skills, and made my own needle.
Can you tell what it is? I bent up a paperclip, leaving and "eye" at the top and used that to graft the toes. It worked pretty well, to be honest. I hope to finish this other sock by the end of the month, since it is so appropriate for Project Spectrum.