The husbeast figured out that I was gradually easing into jewelry making, and before I knew it, a craft vise had appeared on my work space.
Along with safety glasses, of course.
He also shopped the laundry room of the apartment building (people drop off used-but-still-good things there in case anyone else wants them), and got me a really nice spinning table. SUPER nice, considering it was free. I forgot to take a photo of it, but it's way better than the fifty gallon plastic storage tub I was using. Sturdier, too.
Hey, look! KNITTING!
This is the (badly photographed) start of the East Meets West Satchel from Knitpicks (that's a Ravelry link). I'm knitting the lavender version. I think. It's kind of hard to be sure with all the colors.
You know you're crazy when the first line is "Cast on 450 sts. Join without turning, knit one round plain." Everyone on Twitter last night gleefully told me I was insane. And then begged me to document the madness. So here you go. Step one. (For the next major cast-on, I will document how to do it without losing your mind. Much.)
This is the kit my mother-in-law bought me for my birthday last year. She'd wanted to learn color knitting and loved the bag. I agreed that after knitting the bag, she'd be color-knitting invincible. We made vague plans to knit them together, and before I knew it, Birthday Claus had delivered twenty-plus balls of yarn. She cast on a couple months ago, in Florida on vacation. She's been working on it ever since, calling me to ask questions. She'll be home in a couple weeks, and at that point, we should really get serious about knitting them TOGETHER. For that, I need to catch up. There's hope, but I need to get off my ass.
Today the Goober drew a treasure map. So I hid a Reece's peanut-butter egg in the teapot in the kitchen, and the husbeast helped her read the map and find it.
Here she is, counting her steps.
Now if you'll excuse me, I must go knit like the wind. While watching Castle.