Sunday, October 05, 2008

Blog Silence Broken

OK, I'm back! Well, I've been back for 2 months now, but it seems I always have trouble getting back into the blog after a big trip. It's like, you're taking cool vacation photos every day, and then you're catching up on paying bills and buying your books for school. Not the same thrilling fodder for the blog....
But it's not been all work since I came home! I've got a few things to share--first and foremost being:So, in June I modeled Connie's gorgeous Versailles Shell for her, and in return, she MADE THIS FOR ME!!! I still can't quite believe it--it is so pretty and ethereal and lovely, and fits me like a glove, and it was SO nice of her to do this! Thank you, Connie, you are amazing! I promise to take on-the-human photos soon.
And I've got a couple of my own FOs:
One Indigo Ripples Skirt and a Bamboo Pullover--but Vitalay and I have both been taken down by a nasty flu lately, and I just haven't quite felt like taking modeling shots in between nose-blowing. Soon to come.
In the meantime, I started some socks for Vitalay:
Being from sunshiny Israel, this guy does not have a lot of woolly winter wear, and is very excited about his first pair of handknit socks. They were inspired by these, in the "OMG, I must start a pair of those RIGHT NOW" kind of inspiration.
Also working away on my Tree Jacket:
That's some Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool there--I've finished the body, and am slogging away on the first sleeve. It's garter stitch, though, so I'm kinda dragging a little.
But I really wanna finish so I can use this:
...for a February Lady Sweater! Maya's totally inspired me, and I have a whole 11 skeins of some deep red Fibre Company "Road to China" (photo above, looking NOTHING like the actual color) that is just waiting to be cast on....
And then, for something cozy in the future, this yummy wool from Israel:
Maybe a big, fluffy cardi? The cooler temperatures are making me pull out the wool knits over here, and I'm in the mood for something soft and snuggly for the chilly months ahead....