I'm about fourteen rows away from being halfway done with the green jacket thingie I wanted to knit in the month of September. Since I intend to do nothing but knit most of the day, I may yet hit the halfway point. So I'm calling that close enough; there's a good chance of finishing it, if not this month, then at least by the middle of October. (Then freeing me up to finish the Princess Line Gansey, which is my Strikke-along project.)
My Knitty article is kind of done. Robert Frost once said that a poem isn't finished so much as given up on; I think that goes for prose writing, too. The deadline at Knitty has been moved back to the 17th, though, because the submissions mailbox is full. Yes, FULL. That's not as bad as it first sounds, though, because all those submissions would have attatched photos and charts and other large files taking up space. But I hope all those submissions are patterns, and not articles. Good thing I decided to put off submitting the Mystery Knit until next fall. (Remember the Mystery Knit? I do. It lurks right next to my knitting knest in the living room.)
So, anyway, I'm breathing a little easier. For once.
I'm also getting ready to re-start my Etsy shop; I'll re-list all my unsold yarns in the next couple days (except for Death Warmed Over, which I have accepted will never sell and am giving away), and now that the weather has started to cool, I'll fire up the dye pot and get to work on more yarn. I'm also hoping to try dip-dyeing a knit garment, one of these days soon. If that's successful, I may start taking in custom dye jobs; you knit it in bare wool and send it to me and I dip-dye it for you.
Take a look at this:
Somehow the Goober became a little kid when I wasn't looking. That's not even toddlerhood any more. That's a LITTLE KID. We took her out to get more clothes last night (I am so tired of buying kid clothes; only eleven years to go, if she grows like I did). Those are three T clothes, which means she's a year ahead of average on growth. She's so unusually tall and thin, I finally started thinking and got her capri pants; this way they won't get too short. Plus they're cute. You probably can't tell from the photo, but they've got flowers embroidered on them.
I also got another book, but it's pretty ridiculous and I'll have to post about it tomorrow, after I weigh it. I'm pretty sure it weighs more than the cat.