Sunday, January 18

winter

I've been a bad blogger recently. Clearly posting a YouTube video is a cop out, if that's the only post of the week.

I honestly don't have much to report. I've been slowly working my way through projects, though nothing is done enough to show. My mittens need one more thumb, my second sock needs a heel and ankle, and my Alpine shrug (which I may not have even mentioned, it's been so low priority) has been picked up again and I'm seaming it together. The shrug is one of those projects that nearly knits itself, the yarn is so thick and the garment itself is so small. Besides seaming, I just have to do the neckline, find and sew on a button and I'll be done.

I've been social. Last week I spent an afternoon walking around the Brooklyn Botanical Garden with someone I've been wanting to know better, the wife of a guy I went to high school with. It was a beautiful afternoon, the last semi-warm day of the week, and it was also really nice to be out. I didn't take very many photos, but I did get this:
Yeah, it's a great blue heron, in BROOKLYN. Who would've thought?

It's also been cold. Dinah has a new favorite spot, in her new cat bed right by the radiator. I don't blame her; I've been plotting what knitted thing would keep me warmest, and how I can make it as quickly as possible. Something big. A sweater? Or maybe I should pick up that coat again...

2 comments:

Mary Jane said...

Hi! Just catching up with you! Alison was over for the Knit-In..wish you could have been here, it was small and cozy and fun. What a nice vest your mom knit you, I'm dying to see it in real life. Your kitchen looks fantabulos! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Eliza,

The blue heron you saw just made me feel great. Thank you for posting that. Nice to think of you and a new friend spending time in the Botanical Garden during the extreme cold. Were you the only humans there?
Dinah seems happy, glad she likes her new bed.
Greetings to all of you in that apartment of yours.
EBSB