Friday, January 30, 2009

Neglecting the ol' blog

I have stuff to blog about, really, I just don't have any pictures. I am a lazy photographer in this digital age. I mean, I don't even have to leave my apartment anymore! Still, excuses, excuses :)

What have I been knitting?

Let's see ... I'm almost done a shrug. I think it's called the Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style. Dee had knit one up and I borrowed it when we saw Avenue Q (the theatre was *cold*) and loved how it fit, so I decided to make one for myself.

someone else's shrug
see previous comment about too lazy to take my own pictures

What else? Well, one of my co-workers is pregnant, so I'm working on a surprise project for her (I don't know if she reads this blog or not) and a not-so surprise present which will hopefully end up looking like this:

Only mine will be a solid colour (orangey) with dark dark blue trim.

I'm also going to start on my very own ski hat ... with ear flap and probably ears :) It'll be dark brown with a pale blue trim to match my new ski jacket. The pattern is called Thorpe (Rav link) and it looks like this:

Still gotta do a gauge swatch for this one. I doubt the hat will be done by my next ski trip in early February. Oh well :)

This concludes the blog post about what I've been up to, knitting-wise.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Blahs

As I was reading my blogs this morning, noticing that a lot of people have updated recently, I realized I hadn't written anything in 2009 yet!

This is due to the fact that 1) Nothing terribly exciting has happened so far in 2009, and 2) I have serious case of the winter blahs and didn't want to depress anyone with a mopey post.

I have, however, managed to go skiing in 2009, so here are some pictures. We were at Blue Mountain on Jan 10th. I bought a new ski outfit (no more purple and green for me!) and had a blast!

I no longer look like a purple plum while skiing

Mark, part way down Tranquility

View from the hill

Random skiiers picture