It”s Birthday Sweater time of year again. Actually, based on past performance, it should have been Birthday Sweater time back in July (hence the tortoise). This year, Carl wants a vest rather than a full-on sweater (bless his heart; time is a-wastin’) so for the last month or so since I saw “Stout” by Borgo di Pazzi, I’ve been planning it. (The name of this project and the name of this post is a slant-ways homage to Andrea over at This Knitted Life. She knits toddler socks in bars over Bloody Marys! I have nothing but respect…) Any way, this morning over my yogurt, I sketched and swatched this year’s Birthday Sweater, the Guinness Vest. More news on that as it becomes available.
Yesterday was pretty cool. I had a really wonderful surprise when I awoke and logged on to Ravelry. There was my Diana Hat in the 8th square of Hot Right Now! I re-loaded the page three times before I believed it was true, but sure enough, there it was! Diana is free until Thanksgiving and, if you’re an Instagram person, you can use #CTDianaHat for your photos. Thanks so much, knitters, for the support! It made my day.
When my charming postman came, I caught him trying to stuff a plastic envelope containing this into my mailbox like some kind of petrol-powered Santa:
It may look, to the naked eye, like I am planning some Christmas knitting but NO! This pile of goodies is destined to be my Don’t-Bother-Me-I’m-Knitting fodder between Christmas and New Years when no one can bug me about anything :P
For the time being, I’m working very hard on a new needle case design and some new Christmas project bags which I’m hoping to make available next week. I love these new fabbies and I think I’m going to go work on them right now!