aswim in knits

Friday, January 02, 2009

on blogging ... and knitting

Welcome, 2009! How ya doin'? Me, I'm good. I've been enjoying a nice few days off this week, and not looking forward to restarting life-as-usual soon.

In the meantime, I noticed that this here blog has been rather neglected (only 5 posts since October!). I've instead been spending most of my internets time reading your blogs, and playing on flickr and ravelry and twitter.

I mentioned a while ago that I've been doing a project 365 over on Flickr. I'm having a good time with it, and have finished the first 3 months or so. I've also started to write a whole lot more on my pics over there. Mini-blogging, I guess.

And then, despite my best attempts to avoid it, I got sucked into twitter too. Micro-blogging.

I really don't have enough time to be quite so socially-networked, or enough discipline to walk away when I shouldn't be playing around online.

Anyways, back to this blog, which is ostensibly a knitting blog. So, what have I knit recently? Lots of good stuff! (FYI, I'll spare you the details, and just post pretty pics. But if you want more info, it's all on my Ravelry projects page.)

I've been test-knitting Elinor's Grow Like a Weed Jacket, and it's almost done!
wip basket (by aswim in knits)

At my mom's request, I made her an eggplant hat. Of course, now she wants mittens to match!
eggplant hat top (by aswim in knits)

Dad got a pair of socks for Christmas:
"Dad, let me take a picture of you with the socks" (by aswim in knits)

My FIL got a single mitten. I still need to knit the other one!
mittens for Da (by aswim in knits)

My MIL got some socks ... well, a promise to knit socks. She picked the Conwy pattern from Knitting on the Road, and I think it will work well with this yarn, although I'm already afraid of running out when I get to the toes.
Conwy socks for Mim (by aswim in knits)

I'm swatching for a sweater for my dad. I'm designing it myself, so it's not going anywhere fast.
sweater for dad (by aswim in knits)

I also started a pair of socks for my sister-in-law, with some yarn that MiniKate gave me for my 30th birthday last year.
socks for Joanna (by aswim in knits)

Whew! I guess I have actually been knitting! I have lots of other projects calling out for attention, but I want to finish these ones first. Then, in 2009, a stranded yoke sweater for me, and some more socks. That's as close to a knitting resolution as you're going to get.

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  • i've been sucked in too! :) looking forward to seeing more from you in 2009

    By Blogger maitai, at 12:03 PM  

  • Well now - you have quite a bit going on! All look like beautiful,fun, and some challenging (designing a sweater!!) projects - Looks like a great upcoming year of knitting!

    By Anonymous Pat, at 1:58 PM  

  • Lots of little projects at your house!

    By Blogger Sarah, at 2:09 PM  

  • That's a lot of knitting for others. Time to do some knitting for you!

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 3:07 PM  

  • Ooh I didn't know you were twittering...

    By Blogger Bertha, at 8:10 PM  

  • Why is everyone twittering and not plurking?

    Nice to see you blog though. :)

    By Blogger Phoe, at 8:13 PM  

  • Dadigan..that's cute. You have lots going on, which is great. Just let us know now and then, not even often.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 8:58 PM  

  • lots of knitting! I'm sad I missed visiting on New Year's Day. The kids have been sick and I've been lazy this week:)

    By Blogger Meghann, at 10:06 PM  

  • Oh, wow... your knitting plate is full, full, full! I love your FIL's mittens. And I am so happy you found a good pattern for the yarn I gave you.

    It was so nice to see you on New Years!

    By Blogger Mini, at 9:48 AM  

  • you have had so much going on in the last half of 2008! great projects all around :) happy new year!

    By Blogger gleek, at 11:44 AM  

  • Oh wow look at all of that knitting. Nice projects! I like the color of your MIL's socks.

    By Anonymous Sydney, at 8:55 PM  

  • Happy New Year! I've also fallen out of the blogging habit - I just post flickr pics and then get lazy! But then it's nice to get one big picture filled post like yours and see what you've been up to!

    By Blogger bockstark.knits, at 4:25 AM  

  • The cable on the sweater for your dad reminds me of the one on Samus. :)

    By Blogger TheWantonSeedStitch, at 12:51 PM  

  • Wow, so many projects! I absolutely adore that eggplant hat. Happy New Year!

    By OpenID whitknits, at 1:06 PM  

  • Happy New Year!

    Heh, I also find that knitting lots (like you've been doing) isn't necessarily conducive to blogging about it...

    By Blogger Chris, at 4:14 PM  

  • Very impressive! My first thought on your sweater swatch was, "I wonder if she's making those cables reversible?" -- and my second was, "It's a sweater, stupid, it doesn't need to be reversible."

    I've been thinking about cabled mittens myself. That and perfecting technology to be in two places at once.

    By Blogger Lucia, at 5:20 PM  

  • I *love* those mittens. (that mitten.) Flickr has definitely made me into a delinquent blogger, personally. If I say a little something every day I feel like I'm just repeating myself when I recap it en masse on my own blog. The flickr miniblogging really makes blogging feel like metablogging to me. And I don't like meta ANYTHING. :)

    By Blogger LEO, at 7:37 PM  

  • I'm happy to see you find the time to relax and knit too. Well ... at least knit. You've got a lot on your plate!

    By Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut, at 2:41 PM  

  • Very cool! Happy 2009 to you!

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 10:53 PM  


    By Blogger FemiKnitMafia, at 1:39 PM  

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