Busy busy spring!

16 Jun

My little indexing business is usually pretty slow in the spring and summer, but not this year.  That and planning/hosting a conference at work and the usually spring yard and garden work are my excuses for not blogging since… April 13th.  Sheesh.

I've been knitting, but not a whole lot.  I finished a Tulip sweater out of Knit Picks CotLin for a little friend in Louisiana.  So adorable! 

Tulip Sweater

I always have liked how applied i-cord edging looks, but I'd never done it before this sweater.  Not as annoying as I thought it might be to knit, but then again, it's a toddler sized sweater.  The Cotlin is so far so good.  I started an Eyelet Cardi for my mom in it.  It seems to wear well. 

I've been working on socks sporadically.  I'm working on Cookie A's mystery socks with the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Rav.  I'm using Wollmeise and the it's perfect for the pattern.  The finished one fits perfectly. 

CookieA mystery socks

This summer has been hot, muggy and buggy so far; a trifecta of things I hate.  Clearly the garden hasn't been getting much attention.  I have most of it planted at least, although I do have a few more tomato plants to get in and another row of green beans to plant.  It's cooler today and tomorrow so I think I'll get up early tomorrow and at least do a little weeding. 

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I'm doing this post on my new laptop!  I got a Sony Vaio a couple weeks ago.  So nice to have 500 Gb instead of 65 Gb.  No more deleting podcasts I haven't listened to because I need the hard drive space.  Also nice to have more than one program going at once without major slowdowns. 

Must get back to work!  I have 2 indexes going at the moment, one of which is over 1200 pages.  (The book, not the index.)  ;o)

8 Responses to “Busy busy spring!”

  1. Brigitte June 17, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    Yay! So good to hear from you again!
    Work blows, doesn’t it? (I was going to add “sometimes”, but thought, nah.)

  2. Debby June 17, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    So glad to see you post again! We haven’t had too much heat but the bugs are out en masse. I can’t garden after 3:30 or so because the invasion starts, so like you, I have some overdue weeding to get to!
    Your sweater has my favorite colors in it. I’m glad you are able to get a little knitting in between indexes.

  3. Kathy June 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Glad you posted the latest with you WM socks, how do you like the yarn? Still busy doing my stash build up and selling a few things, but not enough to make a real dent though. Hot hot hot down here, almost 100 today so not much going on outside and no garden this year for us, darn, maybe next year. I guess the indexing jobs keep you in yarn so the suffering gets you rewards. Let me know about that cotton yarn for your moms eyelet as I am searching for nice lightweights like that for the heat down here. Take care and more later….

  4. Abby June 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    What a cute sweater! My tomatoes are in, but not the final planting of beans. Actually, there is a whole list of things that are not planted yet, but some of them will have to wait until next year. Again.

  5. Karen June 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Glad the indexing business is keeping you so busy – even if it does make you neglect us. LOL – just kidding. And trust me, you’ve been doing WAY more knitting than I have. That little sweater is adorable!

  6. Lorraine June 21, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    Sonya- I’m interested to know what you think of Wollmeise. The socks and sweater are lovely.
    Bah humbug on the hot weather.

  7. Carrie K June 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Yay for being busy! Keeps you in yarn.
    The sweater is cute!
    Nice to have a new laptop. What podcasts do you listen to?

  8. Rebekah June 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    what a cute sweater! Isn’t it funny how just a few years ago we thought 10gb was huge!

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