Well, it's been awhile. We've recovered, slowly, from March. Having a wedding to plan has helped a great deal, and the planning has effectively taken over all of my free time and most of my free thought cycles. Seriously. I have forgotten how to have a non-wedding conversation at work (unless it's directly about work, and then I kind of manage).
For instance, this is one thought process I remember having recently when having lunch with a friend.
"OK, I shouldn't talk about the caterer or the RSVP list, because that's all wedding stuff. I know! I'll tell her how my sister's dress didn't fit. Oh, wait, that's also wedding. Hmm, I could tell her how I'm almost done sewing another honeymoon dress... "
You get the idea, and now I'm doing it to you!
I have been knitting, but not a lot recently. I've had to make a conscious effort to just relax a little bit every day, and the uncomplicated projects I'm working on right now are about all I can handle.
This is the beginning of the Piedmont Park Hoodie. It was being sold as a kit when I visited Knitch in Atlanta a few weeks ago, and even though I have run almost three miles to pay for the yarn, I think it's worth it. I got to try on the store sample, and I loved how it fit. I also have been loving short-sleeved sweaters recently!
I have had some issues with gauge that I'm still trying to figure out. The gauge on the pattern seems to be impossibly tight, and even at a larger gauge I've still had to add rows to make it the correct length. Strange. I'll probably try to get in touch with the designer if my changes don't work, but it's too much to contemplate right now.
The other project I've worked on recently is a Charade Sock in Socks that Rock Terra Firma. A simple-but-interesting two-row repeat and a comforting color really combine nicely to make a de-stressing project. In fact, the first sock is already done, and I'm working on the second one. How's that for a change?
I've been sewing a lot recently. I've found it hugely satisfying, and quite useful. I'll try to having sewing updates soon, but with only eleven days to go, I'm not promising anything.