Saturday, February 19, 2011

Things don't always go as planned.

Thanks for all your thoughts and well-wishes regarding my surgery. Due to circumstances that I won't go into here, the surgery has been moved. I was hoping to get it over and done with now, but something's come up, and I'll have the surgery in April. Oh well, I've waited a year, I can wait another couple of months.

And on a lighter note, the missing mitten has been found! The husband found it between the wall and the radiator yesterday. Now I can finally finish the pair, yay!

I made a skirt and a vest a while back that I haven't showed you yet. I have the worst pictures of them that you can imagine, but I don't have any better to offer either. Oh, btw, they're made from the same fabric, but you can't tell that from the pictures. The color looks right in the vest pictures.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You know, this sucks

Remember my green socks-turned-mittens? No, you probably don't, because I wrote about them over a year ago, and never mentioned them again. Well, I finished one of the mittens ages ago (except for the thumb) and started working on the second mitten. I got about halfway thru the cuff on the second one, when I got tired of them. So I threw them in a basket, where they lay until about a month ago. I finished the second mitten, thumb and all, and thought I'd finishe the second mitten too. But then I took my three-week break from knitting, and guess what? I can't find that thumbless mitten anywhere. It's nowhere to be found. Argh. I'm starting to think that the mittens are cursed, and I'm just not supposed to finish them. Ever. Hmph.

And in other news, I started knitting again. I started working on the Alina shawl (rav link), because I thought it would fit the theme for the month. The shawl was designed by a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the pattern was released on the day of her surgery. And since I'm going to have breast surgery myself in a couple of weeks, I thought that now would be as good a time as any to finally knit the shawl. (And yes, I realize that I haven't mentioned anything about having breast surgery before, I just haven't found a good time for it.) My shawl won't be that big, because I'm using pretty thick yarn, but it's looking pretty so far. :) I don't have any pictures, you'll probably have to wait until the shawl is finished and blocked. :P

And just because blog posts without any pictures are boring, I'll show you a picture of a tunic I made in school. (and yes, I know I'd need to have the customers approval to show this picture online, but as the customer is a friend of mine, I'm sure she won't mind. :P ) In this pic the buttons are missing, I'll show you close-ups of those when I get round to taking them..

ainiin. ps. VILLAPALLO!