It's been a busy time filled with work, guests, and secret knitting. Wishing I could share those projects with you guys, but can't until my contracts say I can! So, guess I should take a look at some of the other things filling my time lately!
First up, soon after I last posted, one of my best friends came to visit. I was so happy to get to visit with her, as we've been best friends since undergrad, and I haven't seen her in about 2 years! We got in some site-seeing, hiking, and good food! Has anyone ever been to Paseo? I had seriously never been until her visit, and wow! I need to go back stat! Here we are on our hike:
Next up is #theufoproject (you can play along on Instagram, also, if you would like!) that I've started/been working on. Once I managed to finish up my secret knitting, I had about a week free where I could work on "for fun" knitting. I decided to work on UFOs, as that was a New Year's goal of mine, and I have barely made a dent yet! I went hardcore for a full week, and am now back to designing again. However, it was actually a lot of fun to see how far I could get with my projects. I'm going to attempt to keep up at least one UFO while designing until I get to a reasonable number of UFO projects. ;o)
Here's some of my progress on them. I knit about 9" more on my blanket (stalled out 6 or 7 years!), converted a failed hat design into a pair of successful designed mitts, sewed pieces of a purse together (that was 3-4 years old), and turned the heel on a pair of socks (also about 2-3 years old). Whew! I'm feeling pretty good about this!
Now, let's talk a bit more about my new mitts! These babies were knit using Tidal Twinkle dyed by Tell Tale Yarns. They will be another addition to my Candide Knits Collection. I will be needing testers for these mitts soon, so let me know if you'd like to be a tester!! I also highly recommend the yarn used for the mitts, as it's super soft, and the bling is not too too bright, just enough to shimmer in the light and it just makes me happy. In addition, the high twist makes this yarn very bouncy and durable. Love it! (I am currently working on a matching hat, also, as can be evidenced by that photo...)
Last thing I want to mention is my new pair of swanky glasses! I'm in love with these guys, I think they're super adorable! I was actually told that they were discontinued, and I couldn't have them... So, I was SO SURPRISED when the rep managed to find a single pair after searching around for me! :oD Oh, and, yes, that is a new hair color!