I know. I go and post my very melodramatic post, and rile everyone up. Then I go silent. Nothing. No updates, no news, no knitting. Everyone is worried that I'm sitting on the bathroom floor chain smoking and cutting myself. Don't worry. I'm not. Like I said, I'm too old to think that kind of magical thinking would help. I'm just sad. The reality of my Mom being gone hits me so hard I can't breath at times. I can't think about it too much, or too hard, or it gets too big to handle. It's just life, unchangeable, uncontrollable. I'll be alright, but just in case I'm back on my meds.
Since we've established that I haven't been on a self mutilation spree, what have I been doing over the long weekend? I've been knitting of course. I've thrown myself into UFO August with wanton abandon. I've got a FO for today. A FO for tomorrow. And if I get off my lazy butt and block it, an FO for Thursday! So without further ado allow me to present
Mon Petit Chou
Pattern: Mon Petit Chou, I think a small hipster and a medium top, but I don't remember
Yarn: Cascade Fixation, 2 skiens
Needles: Size 4 Circulars, Size 6 Circulars and Size 8 Straights (at this point it goes without saying the circs were Addi Turbos)
Review: I finished this project ages ago, at the beginning of summer. Then the poor thing sat in the bottom of my knitting bag waiting for blocking and ribbons to be sewn on. I finally did that yesterday. Can I tell you how much I love this knit? The top is alright. Don't get me wrong, the top is cute. But the bottoms are so comfortable. Just so comfortable. The fixation has elastic in it, and I just love it. I don't think you could wear these under a pair of jeans, but they're perfect for those lazy weekends where you don't actually get dressed, you just lay around watching tv, ordering delivery and feeling your muscles atrophy (not that I've had a weekend like that since I had children, but I know there are people out there who still live the high life). I tried pinning the piece out on the carpet to show off the lace pattern.
It still doesn't do the pattern justice. It was another easy knit that results in a complicated looking finished project. The yarn was generously given to me by my Secret Pal Swap. Thanks again Trixie G!. If you're so inclined, I highly recommend this pattern.
Now not to give away anything. But tomorrows finished object? My very first all by myself design. tee-hee. Just gotta pretty myself up to take some pictures of it. And charge the batteries in the camera.