And Here We Go Again…

I’m back to being finished with the knitting on Langsjal Jóhönnu, as of this morning. Here it is in a couple of pieces:

And the grafting started again.

That’s it. Row 37, neatly flanked by my safety lifelines, which are going to stay there until this baby is completely f******d.

That’s it. That’s all I’ve got for you in the knitting department. I ended up ripping a big section of Cobblestone, too. I decided that I will drop the line where I start the garter stitch to where my waist would be, if I actually still had one. Since I’d already merrily knit past that before I made that decision, I ripped. There seems to be a lot of that going around here this past few weeks. I’ll show a photo of the sweater in progress the next time.

I also missed my blogiversary in March. How lame is that? March 26th, 4 years ago, was my first post. It’s been a really fantastic four years, and in honor of the anniversary, I hope to have something f******d soon.

In other really big news, we drove this off the lot and home yesterday.

It’s technically John’s car, but I’m really excited that it has lots of room in back for yarn purchases. He was driving a 14 year old Volvo that was on its last legs, so he deserves it, don’t you think? Also, he was trying to think of the last time he actually bought a new car, as we mostly get “pre-owned” cars and drive them to death before giving them up. 1968. 1968, people, that was the last time my hubby actually purchased a brand new car for himself. Oh yeah, it’s a Hyundai Santa Fe. Sweet, eh?

Edited later to add a photo of the new car in action. Apparently it’s dog-approved. And apparently the dogs have a different idea about the yarn-storage compartment. (The light-colored Corgi in front is Pete, the neighbor’s pup.)


And Here We Go Again… — 15 Comments

  1. Wow, congratulations on your 4 year blogiversary! Goes by fast, eh? :0)
    That Santa Fe looks pretty sweet, I hope you both have a lot of fun with it!

  2. Oooh… nice wheels. I the dog picture is a riot.
    I think you must have nerves of steel. If I was doing that graft thing I think my sanity would be in jeopardy.

  3. Y’know, I think I might leave the lifelines in forever… 😉
    Look at all the space in that vehicle! Wow.

  4. Congrats on almost finishing the shawl – may the remainder be blissfully simple.
    And what a great new car – woo hoo

  5. Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to another 4! Nice vehicle too! How does that baby ride? Seems the poochies are giving it an enthusiastic paws up!

  6. Congrats on your new car!!!
    Congrats on your blogiversary!!!
    That Pete sure acts like he is one of the family. What a scream!

  7. Happy blogiversary! Four years…flies.
    Fun new car! He sure deserves something with the new car smell and lack of breakdown worries.