So, I'm knitting. A lot.
The end of January is always a little prone to being slow. Garden planned. Check. House clean. Check. Bags packed. Check.
I've checked out just about every book on animal husbandry our library has, imaginary pets being a hobby of mine. I've decided against rabbits (too cute, too much like terrier prey), but for pigs (bacon=yes, please). The jury is still out on turkeys, but I think I'd like a few if further research reveals I can raise them near chickens. And definitely some goats, of course. After all, I'll need their fleece for my imaginary yarn spinning.
I'm also thinking about rearranging my fabric stash--and may yet--but so far the sitting on the floor for two hours part has deterred me. Another impediment is that I haven't hit on the best way to reorganize it yet, and just pulling it all out and refolding it seems a waste of energy.
And--in news that's actually relevant--we've decided on a name, I think. No, I'm not telling you. No, not even if you gave birth to me. My complete lack of poker face has verified a few accurate guesses, but otherwise I'm trying not to jinx it. And it's not super set-in-stone yet, so it's not technically lying when I tell people we're still not sure.
But I have been testing it out here and there for two or three weeks, and so far it seems to be sticking. There is a little matter regarding the spelling to be resolved...and we're going to have to come up with some sort of blog name too, preferably one that I haven't already used for the dog...but that's small potatoes.
Other than that...I'm knitting. A lot.
In fact, I thought about it the other day and realized I have three sweaters, all waiting for nothing more than sleeves. (These two are much further along now than they were when I last photographed them. They're much more in-focus in real life too.)
And then I started sweater number four the other day.
I'm keeping my promise to myself re: limiting the number of infant sweaters that get made--so far these are all in next-year-sizes. However, depending on how things go (I say that a lot lately), I may have to get some cotton and whip up a tiny Spring jacket. (I say "depending" but really I'm already trying to track down the specific yarn I want, so you should take that with a grain of salt.)
So, yeah...knitting. A lot.