I have seriously been slacking on the photographing projects & yarn both for here & for Ravelry. Not quite sure why – I have way better areas to photograph stuff outside (um, my neighbors can’t see me when I haul yarn or do goofy poses in front of my camera) and it’s not like I’ve stopped buying yarn or anything. I try to pretend I don’t by working through my stash but yeah, I’m still obtaining yarn either from work or because I just need something from Twisted. I also try to pretend it’s because the weather hasn’t been great when for me to take pictures of them outside but since it was hailing when I took these photos, that’s not really holding up. (Yes I have a covered porch)
So enough of the non excuses. A couple of weeks back, I was on the Knit Picks podcast again (always fun) talking about Impractical Knits. Well, that fits these, at least for me at the moment.
Started: Oct 4th
Completed: Oct 10
Yarn: Knit Pick Gloss HW in Aegean
Pattern: Grove by Jared Flood
Notes: I fell in love with this pattern the minute I saw it. It’s the reason I bought Made In Brooklyn actually.
And while these would have been perfect when I lived in MA & taking public transit in the freezing cold, I don’t think they will get much use here. I drive to work and, baring some freak storm, it doesn’t get that cold here.
But they were very fun to make – the pattern is excellent. And I used my favorite KP yarn at the moment, Gloss HW, which made it even better. It is larger than the yarn called for but I have big hands anyway. And how gorgeous is this color?
So that’s one project done & photographed at least – I have a couple more goofy things (more DangerCrafts toys) that I’ll post about later. I’m currently working on Christmas gifts – I think I’m doing okay on that front, but ask me again in a month & I’ll probably be freaking out, like always.
One last note – I got some fantastic news last week in regards to work. I got a promotion! No longer will you hear my sexy voice (heh) on the customer service line (sorry J.P., you’ve missed the boat ) I will now be working directly with Knit Picks on a very exciting new project. I am so happy, it’s going to be so much fun! Not too many details yet – I can’t for a bit yet plus the one downside is I don’t get to start until mid November. I am so very lucky – I couldn’t get anyone to call me back for a job when I started applying here & now I’m working for a company I already really loved and I get to work with a kick ass bunch people. Plus – it’s all about knitting & yarn! What could be better?