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And with pictures too:

So there you have it: I’m sporting the Cardigan of Youth. Grandpa R is 1000 miles away so I’ll have to suffice. The baby is also some miles away…hence the Cabbage Patch Kid.
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The Cardigan of Youth is so near finished. On December 25th, I presented it to Grandpa R:

He seemed to like it.
Eventually, I blocked it (upon my return). I’ve taken over the garage: you see, I’m not a “serious” knitter, so I don’t own a blocking board. My blocking board consists of a wheelbarrow, plywood and a bunch of towels:
First, the wheelbarrow serves as a not-so-sturdy and mobile base. The plywood serves as the top of my “table” and all the towels become the thing to which I pin the piece. 
Then I blocked the J&J Bunting. The baby was born, too: December 31st. I have yet to see the baby, as she is in IL and I am here. But this is her bunting:

And this is the lace detail:

And this is how the two “almost FO’s” get blocked on my fabulous board:
I need to find some zipperage. I lost the zipperage I acquired sometime ago. Oh, they’re floating about somewhere–I’m pretty sure the gremlins took them, though. It’s okay. 
Maybe I will have some truly Finished-Finished Objects to show you soon. 
I have a few WIPs that need to be photographed and so on… I need to take better pictures, too. So. Here’s to hopes of better blogginess in the future.

Oh my goodness: it was a bit hectic. Has it really been so long since I last posted? That is a travesty, I tell you, a travesty. Okay, not so much, but you–you must see the picture of the yarn (below)–if you do not see the (mediocre) picture of the yarn, that really would be a travesty.

I was in Illinois–my little iPhone sufficed and I (secretly) enjoyed the fact that I did not once–not even once–open my laptop after our first day in my dear old hometown. 
And then. Family, food and… oh, I’m sure some of other fun alliterating word falls somewhere nicely into that sentence. 
Toward the end of the week I went yarn shopping:

That yarn is gorgeous, I tell you: Gorgeous. I have ideas. I will someday act on them. I’ll keep you posted…. but the posting could be sometime in the future. (Picture courtesy of the iPhone–it is an okay picture, but seriously–doesn’t do it justice). Oh, yeah, that’s a Boucle yarn from Cherry Tree Hill, by the way, with some glitterspun action going on. 
I got one other skein of yarn–it’s not picture-worthy, really. Oh, it is pretty enough–some Berroco “Comfort Sock” yarn that I chose because, though it is not a natural fiber, it would be a good choice for my warm-weathered feet.
I finished the Cardigan of Youth (pictures to follow)–and also a mug cozy for my grandmother:
The mug cozy is a very pretty autumnal rust color, but the lighting and the iPhone-ness of the picture simply don’t do it justice.

My my, I am so very tired. I have taken very few pictures, really–of anything. I’m knitting here and there, but mostly, since graduation I’ve just…I don’t know. I don’t know what I’ve done. I am starting to pick up the pens and needles and hope to carve and craft something very interesting very soon. But for now?
I sleep. 

So…I’m now co-moderator of several groups, including The Bloomsbury Knitters–a forum dedicated to the lovely Virginia Woolf–a group I happened to have founded. I think this all qualifies me as an official Ravelry-Addict/Knit-Geek. I mean. To the highest degree of degrees, really.

I’ve made little progress on the “Cardigan of Youth” as it is now called (I admit, it does sound better than “Old Man Cardigan”–Thanks M). But maybe I’ll have it done by the time I head north to see the fam.
I think many of us dread the holidaze. I mean. Really now– it’s just wrong when the stores start playing the carols right after Halloween. Seriously.
Well. This is embarrassing. I have some photos of a small portion of my stash. Taken the day before the big sale… I did de-stash this yarn pictured by selling some yarn for ungodly cheap prices. But really now? Who needs this much yarn? And this isn’t all of it!!!!

So…

This is all the cheapy yarn that I sold super…well…cheap. I’m talking: $1/skein. And by the end of the day? I sold a whole bag for 10 cents/skein! 

So I’m now one of the moderators of the Charles Dickens group on Ravelery–which is super awesome cool and I’m excited. It’s probably not a big deal to anyone…but I’m excited because I get to organize lit stuff, etc. and meet cool and interesting and nifty people…

meanwhile the newly re-named “Cardigan of Youth” is coming along… I don’t know if it’s coming along fast enough for our trip back north (where I hoped to present it to my grandfather)…
oh well!
And I have no pictures. Isn’t that just boring?
Oh wait. I have a really bad picture of the mug cozy I’m knitting for my grandmother.
Whoops.
I didn’t mean to make it that big.
you know, I could delete it. And then re-upload it in smaller format.
but that would take effort.
yeah.