I know. I know. I suck at updating this blog. Since the beginning of the year, I've been working on 2 papers for publication, a new technology interest group in Richmond, and numerous projects at work! That said, I have been knitting quite a bit (more photos to come from that) and will be seaming up my 2nd seamed sweater today!
I had so many other photos to catch you up on that I thought I would post those here first. Many of these photos are from Christmas and my birthday (January 1). In terms of knitting paraphernalia I made out this year. It was a knitting filled holiday!
The hubby bought me tons of yarn (photos forthcoming) and these really cool books, Folk Style
and Knitting Nature.
My mother sent me Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter (my all time favorite book!) and The Natural Knitter. If you weren't tempted to own an Alpaca farm before, this book will make you want to do so.
The hubby's mom, my favorite mother-in-law sent me these AWESOME hand-knitted socks, which I adore and wear all the time. You can't see if from the photo, but the socks have a beautiful cabled pattern knitted into the cuff and down the top.
Other than knitting, the hubby donned his cooking outfit and we made goodies for our grandmothers (ok, so he made the goodies and I watched and sampled).
We traveled to Colonial Williamsburg to see the sites.
The hubby gave me my first sock monkey!
Bloo enjoyed several cat naps.
My Christmas/January month was also highlighted by the Hand Felted hat class Anne, Kristen and I took at the Visual Arts Center. My hat looks ridiculous and has since turned into a felted bowl.