So it’s been a rough start to 2011 for me and for the ones I love – too much personal stuff to go into here. I’ve try to stay positive and I’m usually pretty good but sometimes I just get really down – early last week was a good example of that, just days of hopelessness. But then something happened that made it all better.
I have a new love
Meet Rorschach, our new kitty! I’ve been working at Pixie Project, as I mentioned before and when I saw her on Friday morning, I fell in love. She’s a tiny friendly kitty, between 9 months & a year old and just the cutest, sweetest cat I’ve ever met. CB took a little convincing but once he met her, I don’t think he could resist. He named her in fact. I usually call her Rory though.
She came home with me on Saturday and has fit right in.
I wish all my pictures weren’t so blurry, but she is constantly moving and I really should get a better camera. We just absolutely adore her. She has a very different personality than Mina, which I think is a good thing – I miss Mina so much – but I’m not constantly comparing them. Anyway, she’s just making us both so happy and that’s a good thing.
And to be honest, it hasn’t been all gloom & doom since my last post, thought it feels like it sometimes. So here are some more Good Things.
I had 2 “patterns” published
A really simple fingerless mitts pattern – it’s so simple I feel silly calling it a pattern, I didn’t even add my name to it. Anyway, I just wrote it up & knit up the sample in a weekend – it’s the one I use all the time. And the nice thing about working for a yarn company, I have access to good photography – that’s my coworker Jenny – not to mention an outlet to publish it.
Once again another silly free pattern – several of us at work did them for our release of our new yarn. This one was fun, thought I honestly don’t like to knit dishcloths – I crochet them now – but how could I resist not putting a bit of Portlandia on it?
As for my own projects, I finished a pair of sunny socks
Just basic top down socks out of Felici Sport Sunny Day. It’s been such a crappy grey spring again this year so I wanted a bit of sunshine on my feet.
I picked up this old project…and I’m finally almost done!
Yep – this is Cables & Os that I started 4 years ago! I wrote a more extensive blog post on it here, but now I’m done with the sleeves! Just need to sew it up & had the button band (and find buttons for it)
Oh and one more thing…I”m going to TNNA in June! I’m so excited and I get to meet several of the designers I work with.
So that’s the happy things update – hope you all are well!