Quick September

What happened to September?? Since my last post in late August, I got through performance review writing, bought the remaining 70% of my violin, signed up for $420 worth of yarn (two Sundara collections!), missed Mooncake Day, spent a weekend in Reno with my grandparents, did some indoor rock climbing with some co-workers, got two fillings replaced, had a weekend culinary tour of Southern California with out-of-town visitors, and got through some work crises and some non-work stress as well. I’ve been a little busy.

In knitting news, holiday gift knitting is in full swing! I finished a pair of handwarmers (modified Natalyas using Rowan Scottish Tweed DK):

earthy green handwarmers

and an adorable baby sweater (Helena using Artyarns Supermerino):

helena baby sweater

I’m half done with a gift Clapotis, and also in the gift queue are two pairs of socks, two hats, a baby vest, possibly an adult vest, and several monkeys. it’s a good thing I have two gifts down and over two months left!

Tomorrow I’ll be casting on for one of those socks, which I expect to work on throughout the weekend at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Odetta, Zakir Hussain, Hazel Dickens, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Elvis Costello, Gogol Bordello, Iris Dement, and many more! Plus time with my family and a few Bay Area friends… it’ll be a fabulous time and a nice break.

October 3, 2008 - 8:08pm | finished!, pictured | Comments

4 Responses to “Quick September”

  1. 1 Kate 4 October 2008 @ 7:19 am

    I’m glad you decided to go – a think a break in the Bay Area is a good idea :) Enjoy the festival!

  2. 2 jillian 4 October 2008 @ 8:22 am

    Wow – you have been busy!! Beautiful gifts. Have a great time and the concert :)

  3. 3 kris 4 October 2008 @ 7:41 pm

    Ooh! Those hand warmers look familiar. :) I love the sweater too.

    I’m really glad you went to the festival.

  4. 4 Melissa 5 October 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    Hooray for new FO’s and new cast ons! You’ve been a wee bit busy! And that festival sounds amazing … I have yet to see Iris Dement … someday. :)

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