As defined by dictionary.reference.com,
day of reckoning
|the time when one is called to account for one's actions, to pay one's debts, or to fulfill one's promises or obligations.|
My day of reckoning is here, at least in regards to this blog. Clearly, a debt of posts is due to my readers, many of whom have been here since the beginning (when I posted almost every day!). But before paying up, I had to have a heart-to-heart with myself and decide if I can live up to another promise of more frequent posting, or if I should just call a spade a spade and retire the KAH blog.
I decided...this will be my last heave-ho. Go Big Or Go Home, right? I'm going for Big, and let's cross our fingers that I've got the staying power. :)
Before giving my updates from the last couple of months, I want to give you a peek at what's captivating me right now:
Any guesses? Right! It's the most over-done project on the web, and I'm finally getting around to making one for myself. The right yarn had to come along, and when the Hand Maiden Great Big Sea came in at the store, the Clapotis immediately jumped to mind. I'd like to have it finished to take with me to Chicago in March when I attend the Yarn Market News Conference with Nichole (very excited about that!!).
So here's my oldest, unblogged projects, and they were all the Christmas knitting that I did this year.
- Pattern: Felted Bowls from One Skein by Leigh Radford
- Needles: two size US 15 (10,0mm) circulars (one was my new addi Click - more on that to come!)
- Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica: #104, prairie (above), #115, flame and #105 lava (below), #61 rhubarb and #68 citric (bottom)
- Mods: improvised a medium size bowl by using cast-on number between the Sm and Lg
The top, single bowl was made for my father's desk at work. He is the type who really doesn't want you to buy him anything for Christmas, so this was the perfect solution. I filled his with Werther's Originals and told him it was because that is "old man" candy. :P
The red/black combos were a set made for my mom for her living room, because about 5 years ago she re-did her living room in a striking red/cream with dark, dark wood furniture. It is stunning, and these match beautifully.
This set (above) was for my sister because it's so whimsical, and she is Ms. Creativity. An art major in college who frequently gifts me her artwork, it's hard to come up with something inspired and original for her.
And OH MY GOSH I have completely forgotten to take a picture of the set I made for my sister-in-law Tracy, whose name I drew this year in our gift exchange....Tracy will you please send me pictures??
So that sums up my Christmas knitting. I was very un-inspired and generally down about Christmas until about 8 or 9 days before, when I suddenly went into a frenzy and whipped these puppies out. And I loved them! But, after doing 10 of them in as many days, I think I'm done with felted bowls for a while....
Oh - and the snow in the pics is courtesy of (loud, booming deep voice here) ARCTIC BLAST 2008!!!!