I'm not dead, honest

It has been a long time since I've had anything of note to post because I've been working on a contract project, and I can't post details about it until the pattern is published.

With that being said, the contract project is completed--hooray!

And I've finished a small gift project I'll post about after I've sent it to my friend.

Now I have the dilemma of what to do next...go back to the Neverending Sweater, or find something fun (small, pretty, fast) to do...or wait until Maryland Sheep & Wool to find something wonderful...Such a quandary!

But for now, I'm off to sit outside in the wonderful sunshine with wonderful Nerdy Hubby.

Happy Friday!

PS--David, dear--your comment disappeared somewhere in the ether...it's not in my email, or in my "comment moderation" area of Blogger. Sorry!


I forgot something...

I forgot this adorable photo of the nephews (w/Dad's help) blowing out the birthday candles last week. It's rare to capture Nephew1 smiling like that--it was a lucky shot. Can you tell the theme for the party was pirates?

Critters, critters everywhere!

We just returned from a trip to Philly to see my pal, Boop, and for Nerdy Hubby to present a paper at a Nerdy Conference. The conference was great--Nerdy Hubby's presentation was the best, of course--and our visit with Boop was fun, fun, fun. We stayed with Boop and her to kitties, Leila and Dempsey. Leila is a young thing with a lot of energy. Dempsey is a more mature gentleman who prefers lounging around the apartment. They're both sweet as can be, and we had a great time playing with them.

This is Leila:

This is Dempsey:

Oh, and this is our Beast--I took photos at our last play session, and this is one of the only good ones:

Whoops--where did he go?

My camera has that annoying delay after you press the shutter, and Beasty-Boy is too fast for my camera skills. But the photo cracks me up because it's so typical of his energy level. He's a fast one!

Oh, wait--were you expecting knitting content on this here knitting blog? I don't have any photos because I'm working on a contract project. The Everlasting/Neverending Sweater is on hold. But I'm very close to getting the 2nd sleeve up to the point where it connects to the body...almost there...

The contract sweater is done on US11s with thick yarn, so I'm moving right along on that project. The yarn is nice to use, but doesn't have much twist/ply, so it splits a bit if I don't watch what I'm doing.

So things on the blog might be a tad quiet because I don't have photos of anything I can share, and I'm knitting on 2x2 rib...

I wish I'd thought to take photos of Nerdy Hubby at his conference, but I didn't. You'll just have to imagine him cutting an impressive figure on the panel.