Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Catching Up

I don't know how to start - I feel all awkward and self-conscious like when you run into someone you haven't seen in a while and have nothing to say - so you end up taking out pictures of your kids and giving them the rundown of your life since High School and then they look all awkward and self-conscious and say you should get together sometime...

So - long time - how about some pictures?

Here is the finished body of Ariann (up to the point where I'm supposed to join sleeves) that has been waiting patiently for something to happen to it.

And an Ariann sleeve start - maybe its those menacing looking dpns that have kept me from making more progress.
And there behind the sleeve, the beginning of a log cabin blanket that I started in August(?)-

And I decided to start Starsky - It's such a small piece that I can't quite tell yet if I'm doing the cable pattern correctly - and I'm so crazy that even when I know what the chart is telling me I have to go back and read the written instructions just to make sure - and then read them once more just for good measure - no surprise that it takes me so long to finish things.

But these - well these little cuties I can finish - and I love that. I found a basic pattern for these teeny minisweaters here - and I have visions of making a whole army of these adorable little things to pass around for Christmas - so my parents can cluck their tongues and shake their heads and say, "What has happened to her? She has gone the way of the cutesy and crafty and we had such high hopes for her". Oh but these things make me sooo happy - so happy and done in about 1 1/2 hours.

And lastly, a picture of the kids, trying to sled down a small, very sparsely sprinkled with snow hill - in a makeshift sled made from one of Daddy's many power tool boxes - snow is infrequent and exciting stuff around here - Stop laughing you people from Minnesota -


Tammy said...

Looking good. I love the color you used for Arianne. I knit Starsky last year but still need to weave in the ends (it got hot, I put it aside...)
It's a fun knit and goes quick once you get the "flow" going. Now I just need to weave ends... oh, and make the belt... and belt loops... pathetic.

Cute mini sweaters!

Anonymous said...

Would go ahead and post again...I'm dying to see your progress on Starsky and on Ariann. Please?

P.S. Thanks for the help!