For some reason, this has been a year of major knitting funk. Even my regular go-to projects – socks – held no appeal to me. Oh, I bought plenty of sock yarn and cast on many a toe, but after a couple of inches of knitting, I'd lose all interest and it would go in the pile with all the other WIPs/UFOs.
This project, at least, is nearing completion:
The bright yellow baby blanket keeps on chugging along, which is good because its intended recipient reached completion a week ago. The divine miss Zoe Rose arrived on the fortuitous 09/09/09. Mom, Dad and Zoe are all doing fine but are currently blanket-less. I'm watching the boxing mutts this weekend so hopefully I can get it all wrapped up by race day. The Chase starts this weekend, so hopefully New Hampshire will go better than the last few races have. I don't think four-in-a-row is in the offing though.
I couldn't wad up that big tangle of yellow acrylic (yes, I said the A word) to take to Colorado with me, so I dug out one of the skeins of ShibuiKnits Sock yarn I picked up in Portland and cast on a toe-up Monkey. It's my first time playing with the Eye of Partridge heel so I'm not sure if I've got it quite right, but we'll see.