Thursday, August 24, 2006

Back to the Blog


It’s not easy to come back after being away for so long. I haven’t been blogging, I haven’t been reading blogs, and I haven’t really even been knitting. Work and school and so on and so forth, but I’m back now. Blogless summer vacation is over. This morning I cleaned out my under-bed knitting storage boxes. I frogged a lone wristwarmer and, more painfully, nearly a full Union Square Market sweater.

It hurt. Hours of knitting down the drain, but it just wasn’t working for me. The silhouette was too clingy for alpaca, which makes me itch. The sleeves were too snug, and had to be redone anyway. The back had a weird poochy part that would have been useful in the abdominal region after a large meal, but did me no good right above the backside. Honestly, though, the motivating factor was the Equinox Yoke Pullover on the cover of the latest Interweave Knits. Perfect use for the Blue Sky Alpaca that was tied up in the USM pullover. Now I just have to head down to Purl and buy about 7 more balls in various colors!

I’m glad to be back in the blogosphere and I look forward to getting back to reading everyone else’s blogs and finding out what I’ve missed out there in the knitting world! I’ll leave you with a photo (see above) of what I anticipate will be my first FO since the hourglass sweater.

9 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

welcome back!

Veronique said...

Welcome back Beth! Does this mean you'll be a regular at the Point soon?
Maybe going to Purl and being surrounded by yummy yarn will motivate you!

lisa said...

Welcome Back to the blogosphere and to the Knitting World!! We've missed you! Hope to see you at The Point soon...

gleek said...

yeah!! you're back! i'm so glad. we've missed ya :)

i really love that sweater on the cover of the latest IK. it's beautiful. i wish you luck!

Ashley said...

Yay! Welcome back. Sorry about the USMP...but the new sweater will be fantastic.

--Deb said...

Welcome back! So sorry about the sweater, though . . . don't you hate it when that happens??

Virginia said...

woo hoo! we missed you too! Hope to see you at the point soon!

schrodinger said...

Good to 'see' you back!

carrie said...

so glad that you're back! i hope your classes are going really well, and that you're finding them fulfilling. sorry about the sweater -- but the new project sounds great!