Deepest apologies, my much beloved blogees, for my extended absence! I hope to be back to blogging shortly, but there has been a lot of upheaval chez Ninja of late. Here's a brief synopsis:
--I finished Kleio
--I got a new job
--My brother also got a new job in another state, which means he is moving out of my basement in rather short order
--We took a quick beach vacation between the end of the old job and the start of my new one AND...CodeNinja and I are engaged! We're hoping to be married in the spring, and there is soooo much to do!
With all of that going on, I just haven't managed much knitting, and I haven't blocked Katanya or Kleio. I have done some work on my Umaro blanket and some on Galadriel's Mirror, plus I started a boring plain vanilla pair of socks, as that's all I seem to have the brain power for. I have not knit in four days, that's how crazy it's been. I finally broke that unfortunate streak this evening thanks to the boring socks.
Of course the second (or third) question every knitter asks is, what, if anything, I'm going to knit for my wedding. The answer is - I have NO idea!! I don't even feel like I can decide that until I get a dress. I don't know that there is time or that I want to put myself through the stress of knitting anything. When I announced my engagement on the Romi Rav board I had tons of support and several offers for help if I did want a knitted item for the wedding. It was very sweet and I'm honored by all the attention. I'm just totally unequipped to decide at the moment. Part of me wants to do something crazy and knit a Princess Shawl or something of the kind in cobweb yarn to wear, perhaps as a veil. But, I don't know. Again, it depends on the dress. If I have something with a lovely back I might not want to cover it. If I have something with a simpler back then the shawl might jazz it up a little.
Also, I'm afraid CraftMama is not terribly knit-friendly and while I am sure if I wanted to wear a shawl she would not say anything, but I fear the Eyeroll of Doom. I know, it's my wedding and I should wear my knitting if I want to, and if I decide I want to, I will. I just don't know what to do yet. Obviously, if I decide to knit something myself I need to decide pretty soon to make sure I have enough time to actually knit it - although I feel like I am reasonably speedy at this point in my knitting career.
So, in light of all this, I hope you will forgive me for my radio silence. I hope to have pictures of knitting to show in the near future, as soon as I can face up to all the pins I will have to use to block either Kleio or Katanya. Blocking both at the same time is not really feasible - there is no way I have enough pins for that!