Sorry I've been gone for a while. Things have been unsettled at home and work has been busy and, and... you get the picture.
We survived Emma's first slumber party. It was made easier by Xander going to Cub Camp for the weekend (he had a blast at his first away-from home, not with family, nights away) and by the fact that the two girlfriends of Emma's are charming, polite kids. They watched 4 of 6 Star Wars movies (starting with the originals--also showing their good taste), ate pizza and cookies and popcorn, giggled (but not too much) and didn't sleep much.
I, on the other hand, sat with Craig in our bed, read, knit, played Scrabble and struggled to keep my eyes open long enough to go downstairs to tell them it was light's out time. Then I crashed and didn't hear a thing.
I also have had some time to knit (whilst watching Colin Firth brood in Pride and Prejudice). I finished a warmer tam for myself. I know Emma has it on--I had really bad morning hair and had her volunteer. She's not getting it though. She has enough of my handknit accessories.
It's Three Tams and it was a nice, quick knit. I find that the tam isn't floppy enough for me, so I didn't over shape it and it's a usable hat. The yarns are Paton's Classic Merino and Noro Kureyon (124?); I'm really pleased with the colours.
I would like to do another FI beret that is more like my Gretel (in shape), or knit one of Gudrun's beautiful new designs. I also might do a striped one using leftovers from my earth-stripe wrap, but don't think that's windproof enough for our current weather.
Things are progressing with the Drops Cardi. I finished a front piece and started on the back. This has been my easy knitting. And it is good.
And my TIFF socks are back in the works again. Since the Film Festival was in September I should call these something else. Emma has claimed these ones and is hounding me to finish.
Bohus is back in the basket. I hope to get back into it this week, but so far haven't had the brain-power to consider where I'm at with the pattern and where I'm going. I am not following the pattern as written (doing it in the round instead of flat, added waist shaping and will fit it to my body as I go) so it's not just a sit and knit thing.