I was going to write a post about the fact that I hardly ever blog anymore and really, should I bother in a world with Ravelry and Twitter and Facebook and then I thought, fuck it, why I don't I just post some stuff about what's going on like I always do and just not worry about it.
So here it goes...
I should run today. I haven't run since Monday, but I've had a mild cold, it's been busy and when I finally found the time and energy, it was snowing like crazy. So today it is. Once I drink some coffee and get more motivation.
What I would rather do is stay home in my pjs with warm beverages and knit. I ended 2010 with only one WIP on the needles and now Space Girl is done (and I love it). Made from my own handspun (which tickles me a bunch).
Now I have a brand new year and a beautiful stash and so many possibilities. I let the yarn be the guide and started Redhook with Briar Rose fibers BFL that I bought 2 Rhinebecks ago. I've wanted to knit up this yarn for a while and it's super nice to work with. I do hope I'll wear this vest (I don't have a great track record with vests), but I am enjoying the knitting.
I also started some complicated socks--a first for me. The pattern is Staked by Glenna C. and the colour is And Then Buffy Staked Edward, The End. It's an offering from the Indigodragonfly Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Club and it's lovely (there are little cabled hearts with stakes through them). I know little of both Buffy and Twilight, but I know pretty socks when I see them.
I usually don't bother with difficult to knit socks because I like to use sock knitting as an easy thing, but this year I'm giving it a go. While these can't be a knit on the subway project, they are a nice foil to lots of stockinette. And they're small enough that I might get them finished!
Well back to psyching myself into a run AND working with Emma to finish her Social Studies project. Stupid homework. And it's not even MY homework!