My husband asked me, are you doing that blogging again? Yes I am. He smiled and said why don't you just call it I Am A Big Showoff, or Here I Am Showing Off Again. I get it but it is awkward writing a blog without sounding like a braggart. If you write a craft blog you know what I mean. Here is where we show each other all the nifty things we make, grow, bake, etc. We boast and brag, promoting our endeavors with words and pictures. I feel so awkward and shy about all this, especially when I look at the pictures of me grinning like a maniac! Arggh. I'm embarrassed that I blog about ME, but I just love it when you blog about YOU.
So if you are reading this, (and it doesn't count if you are my mom) Hi mom! I want to say thank you for putting up with all my showing off and all that. I have so much fun doing this, it's a fun part of my day and reading YOUR blog inspires, entertains and humbles me.
Plus, I love the intimate feel of a blog.
Now on to the latest sweater! It's the Estelle Pullover, which I have made before (twice before). This time using just a smidge over 5 skeins of Rowan Kid Classic. I love the oatey color (it's called Oats!). It might wash me out, but I love that it is so neutral. I used bamboo needles, size 7 I think. Bamboo needles and Kid Classic are heaven together. Because the gauge is way off, quite a bit smaller than the pattern, it brought the neck in, which is what I wanted for this winter sweater. I have to wear a long sleeved tee underneath, KC is pretty itchy right next to the skin, but with a tee it is perfectly cozy and warm.
The best to you in 2011. Thank you so much for visiting.