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