I’m back! Well, sort of — I’m still adjusting to life off-the-road. Mostly, I’m catching up on work and on all the teensy mundane household and personal things you forget that you even do on a regular basis until you don’t do them for 6 weeks. You know, like washing your clothes, or feeding the cat — whoops!**
And I finally had to bite the bullet and hit “mark all as read” on the 1441 posts languishing in my Bloglines. So, in the interest of catching me up, please take a moment to comment to this post with a link to the most awesomest crafty creation you’ve seen in the blogging world since July 1. I’ll choose someone randomly from the comments to win a teensy knitterly trinket.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention a deadline for the contest! I’ll draw a winner from all the comments left before Sunday, August 26, at 11:59 Eastern time.
One of several exciting packages I came home to after my weeks away was from Ann-Marie, my generous, talented Sockapalooza pal.
Not only did she knit some of the most perfect, precise socks I’ve ever seen, but she did it with her own hand dyed merino/tencel yarn! (Yes, it’s beautiful and soft and I want to touch it all the time.)
For pattern details, check out Ann-Marie’s post about these socks.
And, as if the hand-dyed, hand-knit socks weren’t enough, she included a cheery pink/grey skein of her own wool/nylon sock yarn for me to play with. Yes, the colors are that vivid and gorgeous in real life. Thanks Ann-Marie!
**This is a joke. Wilma the Cat is actually safe and sound with the lover’s parents, where she’s been getting all the snuggles she deserves, and eating fancy canned food like it’s her job, for the last 6 weeks.