Now that that's out of the way, here's a little update on some of the things that have kept me so absent:
I scored the natural shades of Jacob wool yarn at the Garden State Sheep Breeders festival back in September, and threw in the red yarn for a little holiday pizazz. Ideally, the Jacob wool will provide a beautiful theme for a number of Christmas balls to come, even if it's not this year. After all, I have a time crunch!
The headphone cozy I made for a patient at the nursing home sorely needed replacing, so this past week I got my rear in gear and cranked one out. This time I added some sporty stripes, and I love how it turned out.
The other thing that I can show you is not new; I simply rephotographed it with more care than before, as I plan to gift it to a woman who is moving away at the end of the year. Appropriately, the pattern is the Traveling Woman Shawl. At a time when we were feeling a bit unsure of ourselves, the recipient won my partner and me over with her candid and welcoming spirit; we're gonna miss her. The world needs more people like Hillary.