It was not my intention to let a few days pass without a post. It was my intention to do a Weekending post on Monday and, perhaps, a ToT on Tuesday, but, as it turns out, THAT road, you know the one I mean, the one your mother warmed you was paved with intentions, THAT road came up and hit me in the face. Intentions are not actions. Instead of letting the guilt for lack of action get to me the rest of the week, I decided to act, finally, on putting together a post. (The eggs are from a local farm and would have been my Weekending picture.)
I could give a bunch of excuses on why I haven't taken pictures, haven't knit enough, or formed any thoughts on the last few days, but it felt better to put energy into saying hi!, pushing forward, and posting. I miss you all when I don't blog. So, to get on with it....
I have made progress on both Quill and Breckon. There are no pictures, as of yet, and when I can take pictures of said projects, I'll share what progress has been made. Both projects require a considerable investment in time, an investment of time far into the foreseeable future and, therefore, I have broken my unwritten rule by deciding to start a third* (shorter in term) project. I have also broken my own cardinal rule of no Christmas knitting. I know! Me! Christmas knitting!
The idea came while at SnB. There is a small core group of us who cycle in and out the Sunday meetings and we were fortune to have every single one of us in attendance last Sunday. Monica (Monikita on Ravelry) was knitting a hat for her husband. She told us of her tradition to knit a hat each Christmas they'd been married. If I had started that tradition Smith would now have 32 hats!
As an aside, he's not a fan of hand-knitted items and the two sweaters (quite old yet barely worn), a pair of well worn (out) gloves, as well as, a couple of hats, has been (more than) enough. I made him two pairs of socks, but he does not love them and, sadly, has never worn them. He is not deserving of socks. BUT, he loves his hats, and when I suggested knitting a hat for Christmas, he was very pleased. Ok, I think I'll leave it there and report on the hat, and other knitting progress, soon...promise!
*Yes, you may (or may not) remember I have another project, but it has been abandon for now, hopefully not forever.