Can one lurk on her own blog? Hmmm, not exactly a question for the ages, but one that's been on my mind.
Sorry I disappeared like that; there really are a couple of reasons. The big translation job we've been working on started turning into the translation job that never ends... Every time we thought we were done, the client would bring along a couple more pages or articles. But now I think we truly are done. At least until next week, when rumor has it the client will be back with more work. Lucky fellow; he is off to Italy for the next few days.
The other reason I've neglected you is that I've been sick. Still am, actually. All four of us have been passing around a noxious combination of sore throat, congestion and upset stomach. I've come to the conclusion that keeping busy will be more effective in taking my mind off of how I feel than lolling in bed would.
As I mentioned before I pulled my vanishing act, I have resumed work on the knee socks for my lovely niece. This photo is from a couple of days ago; by now I am nearly done with the ribbing. Once I do finish it, I'll need to pick up the stitches that were set aside for the afterthought heel, and get that done. Then I can get started on sock #2. I'm hoping to finish it before the end of October, which means no more slacking!
I can't decide if I like the wider stripes or the thinner ones. I guess I like the stripes no matter how they look; I am still loving this yarn (Regia Nation). Unfortunately, I have learned I was wise to buy four 50 gram skeins, because not much is left now of the second skein. I may be able to squeeze a child-size pair of socks out of the leftovers, or maybe I'll mix it up with something else. The plain blue I am using for the ribbing and heels is Opal Uni.
I have also found the time to knit up a couple of bottle cozys, and I've made progress on the top-down baby cardigan I have been working on. No recipient in mind, just wanted to use up some stash and have a baby gift on hand. I've also worked on my own top-down V neck pullover.
But I have new yarn, picked out by Meital, that is going to become the Starsky, Jr. sweater from Knitty. I decided to consider this yarny acquisition part of my birthday loot, and so I am planning to start Meital's sweater on my b-day, one week from today. I am hoping to at least get the baby cardi done before then. If I make significant progress on my own sweater as well, that would be all to the good.
Today I received another installment of birthday goodness; this one is related to stamping. I think I'll wait and share that photo with you next time. That way, I won't have the excuse of not having anything to show you, and thereby talk myself out of posting to the blog.