Nope, there hasn't been much blog action lately. I've been busy with a lot of things, and had to make the choice between writing about them or actually doing them. I went with doing them.
I've been trying to get better about prioritizing, trying not to spread myself so thin. Instead of putting a little bit of energy into a lot of things, I'm trying to put of lot of concentrated energy toward a few projects at a time. It's not easy for me! I have a lot of interests, and am easily distracted! But while I love to multi-task, sometimes I need to face the fact that focusing on one thing (well, maybe two or three) at a time is better. It creates less frenzy, and I can enjoy the feeling of actually finishing stuff.
Case in point: a couple of gifts I made for important events this month. This is a little sweater I knit as a baby shower gift for my friend Melissa.
The yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed from my stash, and this is the pattern.
Then I knit these socks as a present for my grandmother's 90th birthday:
The color was pretty much unphotographable and the stitch pattern wasn't showing up at all until I fiddled around A LOT with the exposure. But trust that these are a nice basic brown color called Coffee Bean, in Elann Sock It To Me yarn (also from stash!). The pattern is called open twisted ribbing--pretty simple, but enough to add interest to an otherwise plain pair of socks.
These gifts have been gifted, and I'm pleased to report they were well received by the giftees. :)