04 January 2008

Happy Belated New Year

So, it seems we had a bit of a hiatus here in Purlyworld. Life has been moving very quickly, though I'm still jobless in the City. Well, aside from that whole "best job in the world" to Miss Isobel. We've been back and forth to Chicago a couple of times; I was up to Gloucester; Mr. (almost) Ex was down to see Isobel; and we're off to Hawaii. Yes, life is difficult.

And there has been a lot of knitting!
-just finished the slouchy cardi (sans hood, which needs to be re-knit but is optional) in Zephyr DK from Greetings from Knit Cafe
-an Ostrich Feather patterned wrap/poncho from IK's Poncho Staff Projects in Indigo Malabrigo for my sister who heads back to Afghanistan tonight (wah!)
-a pair of garter gauntlets in Ultra Alpaca from Weekend Knitting to warm said sister up
-a mohair singlet in Heavenly (blue) Kidsilk Haze for my good-sister
-an elf hat for me in Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky (cream and hand-dye pale blue) from Handknit Holidays
-a Reading (Nursing) in Bed Shrug for my BFF in Earl Grey Blue Sky Alpaca Brushed Suri
-that grey Aran baby sweater in Encore for my BFF's bebe from Knitting for Baby
-one more Beret from the lovely Kat Coyle's pattern in Greetings from Knit Cafe in Blue Sky Alpaca Silk (rich orange colorway) that is in process for my lovely grandmother
-a placket pullover from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts in Purple Mystery Malabrigo to be knit for Miss Isobel
-a raglan pullover from EZ's Knitting Without Tears in Paris Night Malabrigo to be knit for my brother

And some more yarn was acquired:
-two skeins of STR Heavyweight in Blue Moonstone to make the Kaleidoscope cardi from Magknits
-two skeins of BMFA's Geisha in Downpour for some delovely sweater I have yet to discover/unvent (this yarn is so gorgeous)
-two skeins of Malabrigo lace in Amoroso for some other delightful project I have yet to figure out

I'm sure more yarn has leapt into my stash but those are the highlights. The first two joined the family from The Fold in Marengo (the benefit to visiting my grandmother is stopping at The Fold on the way back.

After Hawaii I promise to get on the stick about the blog and actually post pictures. Until then, Aloha!

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