Work has been busy lately, we're on quarters so we just started last week. I feel like my summer disappears in orientations and then registration, and finally by the time classes start it's fall and I the last thing I really remember, it was June.
This weekend was a weekend of recovery. I could use a week of recovery, but who couldn't?
I spent a lot of time knitting. Knitting a button band that is probably wrong (pictures with explanation at a later date b/c I'm sure as heck am not ripping it out BEFORE I block it on the very slim chance it's actually right), fixing another pair of socks, weaving in endless ends (ha!) on my fingerless mitts.
Ooh, not pictureless, I have a picture of them!
I adore these. They are Minnesota Mittens from the Folk Mittens book, double stranded except for the fingers & thumb, and I really hope they do a better job of keeping my digits warm this winter. They also match my hat, in a non-matchy sort of way. They are slightly different sizes because I made one last winter and one last week, you can tell if you look at the cuff, the one on the right is longer than the one on the left, but they're mine and I defy anyone to walk up on the subway and laugh and point b/c my mitten cuffs are two different lengths. I will poke them with my signature dpns, and then who will be laughing??? Actually, maybe everyone, because that's a fairly amusing image.
(hah! look, two pictures!)
And next up is a scarf that will be in the same colors, but also non-matchy.
The only other exciting thing that happened this weekend (other than lots of sleep) is that i made Vodka Sauce for the first time. I love that Pioneer Woman, she has some really good recipes. I had NO idea vodka sauce was that easy. Also, I made more garlic knots to go with it, if I'm going to cook with heavy cream, why not throw in too much butter with a side dish?
I made the mistake of going on the Tom Bihn group on Rav for kicks & giggles yesterday and ended up back at the Tom Bihn website considering buying another Swift in Crimson. I think Crimson would be better for fall, don't you? Hmf. I know I don't NEED two of the same bags in different colors, but the purple is getting slightly boring and I love the bag still, no desire to try something new. Maybe if I destash enough stuff and just wait until I have enough money from destash to buy it. Someone on Rav has offered to take the purple one off my hands, but I'm not sure I want to actually get rid of it yet. It would be fun to go back & forth, and of course whichever one I'm not carrying to work would make a great knitting bag.
Speaking of, I have quite a few things in the destash if you want to take a look.
And speaking of destash, I realized last week I had sold enough stuff that I could purchase something with the money (this was before I decided I needed another swift) and have ordered some BFL sport from Lisa Souza. A bit of a splurge, but since all the money for the purchase was from destashing, I think it's perfectly justified. There will absolutely be pictures when that comes in, loveliness!
Happy Monday, happy rainy, sleepy, wish I had the day off, Monday.