No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth... I'm just in school :)
I'm trying to use up a bunch of stash yarn before I buy any new stuff- I only bought one (!) ball of Peru DK Luxury from AC Moore last night. It's for a gift though- I'm making the Fetching handwarmers from the Summer 2006 Knitty for someone who just got engaged. I figure she would probably want to be able to show off her new ring while keeping her hands warm. Perfect! Here's what I have so far:
I'll probably end up staying up super late tonight working on them- I have to study tomorrow -which means no knitting :(
In further stashbusting efforts, I am working on some dishcloths to use up the yarn from a rash of Sugar n Cream purchases at Michael's. Here is the Yarn Over Cable Cloth from Dishcloth boutique. It knits up especially well during The Sopranos...
Here is a 99% finished hat from Family Circle Easy Accessories in Lionbrand Landscapes Rose Garden. I just have to finish seaming up the back and it's done- it only took a couple of hours. Nothing like instant gratification :) I know what you're thinking- Family Circle?? The patterns in it are surprisingly cute - no reindeer jumpers to be found.
I'm also getting ready for Socktoberfest- I'm going to use my KSKS kit - and I'm going to need everyone's help to stay motivated. I'm not a sock person, but I'm going to try really hard to finish them :)
By the way, I think I may frog my Cathode and use the camel colored yarn to make an Anthropologie inspired vest...
Finally- watch this weatherman freak out when a cockroach crawls up his leg: