No I have not dropped off the face of the earth.
But last week was a constant treadmill run of tasks and problems and general distractions from yarn and needles. Still a few things were accomplished, mostly in bits and pieces on the weekend:
1. Pink socks are done:
2. The second sleeve has been completed for Otto, which means that I have now completed most of the knitting. This sleeve needs to be blocked, the sweater must be assembled and the button band must be knitted. I also have to find the right buttons. I shall look at the in-house button supply first hoping to find something there before having to search elsewhere.
3. While searching through the current project box, I was appalled to find that Rogue is still there, knitted and blocked but not assembled. I had forgotten that by the time I finished Rogue it was too late for wear last winter and I suppose I didn't feel like putting it together in the summer. That has to be finished because we will soon be in fall sweater weather.
So it looks like I have a lot of sewing and assembly ahead of me. Not a problem really, except for the time issue. I am not one of those people who can sew up a sweater while I am at knitting group, talking away. Professional sewing up requires my full attention. Which also means that
4. I need to start another project. I have Mermaid which I intend to start but I need to check the calculations and I am not sure that it will be a traveling project, one that I can take to knitting group, or up to Bard to pass the time between concerts. A second project might need to be found as well.