WIP Wednesday: Just the Beginnings

I don’t have too much on the needles right now, but I am blocking and finishing some awesome things!  One of my newest projects is the result of a productive trip to Santa Fe last week in which I visited a brand new yarn store opening this Friday.IMG_7341

I’m making another version of my Braided Slouch, this time using Happy Feet in a gorgeous, deep wine color.  It may or may not be headed for stardom as the shop sample and also a promoter for an upcoming class.  IMG_7340

I’ve not worked with Happy Feet before although I have another skein in my stash that I’ve been swatching with, trying to find the perfect stitch for it.

Linking up with Tami again!  What are you working on this week?

In A New Place

The Happenings of Moving to a New City:

  • Leave the house on an errand run thinking “Ok, I’m gonna go explore and learn my new place!” but only getting exactly what you need from the store then rushing home because you don’t know where you are.
  • Take the dog for a walk around the block, making the walk short by taking all of the lefts because you don’t want to get lost.
  • Run errands to places you know how to get to but miss turns and take it as an opportunity to learn the neighborhood, because, Hey, you live here now and might as well learn the neighborhoods.
  • Spend at least twice as long (possibly three or four times) in the grocery store as normal trying to find your basic staples because you aren’t familiar with this one.
  • Take time to look at all of the architecture around and spend more time looking up than you normally spend because right now, it’s novel.

Have you moved recently?  I find that, even though I travel quite a bit, moving still pulls out different actions and mental processes in me than just visiting a place does.

A New Family Member

I apologize for the radio silence last week, I was just getting back in my routine and all of a sudden, totally unexpectedly (ok, maybe a little expected.  maybe.) a new niece was born to me!DSCN1673

She’s cute and tiny and a perfectly little wrinkled person.  I’d never seen a human only a few hours old and although she looked like a squished alien, she was the cutest squished alien there was.

There’s a decent chance baby (and toddler, her brother is 2) knits will hit the space periodically, but I promise to resume knitting content soon.

WIP Wednesday: An Oldie, But A Goodie

As Lisa properly guessed on my last post, the knitting I’ve finally pulled out of hiding is the Compass Rose Shawl.IMG_7326

After finishing all of the mitts I needed to make, I wanted to knit on something familiar, not too challenging and something that had maybe sitting in the WIP basket a bit too long.  With the holidays and the busy busy busy of the end of last year, it was easy to put this shawl away but I’m so glad I’ve pulled it back out!  IMG_7329

I’m about halfway through the last chart, only inches from the bind off and I’m excited to wear this before the weather in the southwest warms up too much (but is it really ever too warm for a scarf?  I think not really).IMG_7334

Doesn’t that look like a nice swirling pool where Merfolk might hang out?  I think so too.

Linking up with Tami, as usual 🙂

Settling In

After last week and all the moving hubbub, this week should be a little less crazy.  A lot of work has been done, IMG_7302

much more needs to happen, but this week I’m finding time to pull out old knitting projects, IMG_7314

sip some tea and enjoy my new living quarters.IMG_7310

What’s happening in your neck of the woods?

Regular Content to Resume Shortly

So far so good, the actual “moving” part of the move went off without a hitch and now we’re trying to settle into SillyLittleLady’s new Headquarters.  In order for that to come to completion though, work needs to be done first.IMG_7290

These will be my new office digs soon…if this hideous wallpaper doesn’t kill my hands first.  Who thought stripping would be easy?  Not this girl anymore.  Whew, they call it a workout for a reason 😉

WIP Wednesday: More Helmets

Immediately after Christmas I received two separate orders on the same day for custom Viking Helmets.  So, I bet you can imagine what I’ve been working on lately…Bearded Viking Helmet - in the making

I’ve wrapped up the helmet-knitting portion: the bases, the metal pieces and the horns, for both helmets and now just need to stuff and sew, sew, sew and make the beards!  These are actually really fun to knit, even though I’ve knit…..a few of these by now haha, yay for projects that don’t get old!

Joining in with Tami, as usual!

What are you knitting this week?