Thursday, April 26, 2012

Still Alive

It's been a busy and tough couple of months. However, knitting has happened, amazingly enough. Blogging unfortunately, hasn't. It's been so long since I've even logged into blogger, that the platform has changed completely!

I finished my Cria cardigan, though I haven't had the wherewithal to weave in the ends or sew on buttons. I should probably do that one of these days.

I've knitted two hats, my first colorwork, and even managed to get some photos of one of them (they're both the same pattern, one for Bru and one for Georgia. Different colors). I haven't managed to figure out duplicate stitch embroidery yet, but I'm sure that'll come soon enough.

Anyway, here's Georgia's hat (my rav link):

Pattern: Los Muertos
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needle: US 7 (4.5mm)

Aside from the knitting, on the personal front, I'm feeling better, after a rough March, and part of April. I haven't had a head cold or sinus infection for either of those two months, so obviously, taking care of the other issue which-shall-not-be-named helped out on the entire health front.

We also bought a (cheapo used) car, which gives us a great deal more freedom. We drove out to Western New Jersey for a mini vacation at the beginning of April. Did some hiking and felt better about the world. We also had no idea how pretty that part of NJ is, given that most of our experience has been on the I-95 corridor, which is decidedly NOT pretty.

Also, my beloved cat, Beezer, fell ill, and we've been having a tough time with him. He keeps getting better, getting sick again, recovering, falling ill... it's been bad. Right now he's in an ok phase, however he's doped up on kitty morphine, and I feel like we're going through a feline version of trainspotting.

Georgia is doing great. She's a fabulous kid. I can't have possibly asked for better. Bruce is also doing well. I'm hoping things are on the upswing now. Incidentally, speaking of husbands and cats, here are both my husband and my cat in a video Bruce did for his work.

I shall post when I can, and will attempt to get caught up on everybody's blogs. It feels like forever since I've been able to check in with everyone.