Any guesses? How about this?
Hmmm... that might not be helpful either. What about this one?
The answer, my friends, is southern California. Now, it's been a few weeks since I got back, and I've just been extremely lazy about posting them. Well, and I went to Toronto for a few days, and I moved into a housesitting gig, and I spent time with my sister and niece and nephew when they came to town last week.
What else? I had my first In-n-Out burger, I saw people I haven't seen in too many years, I had really good Georgian food at a very odd restaurant (which you can get a sense of from its website). I talked and talked and talked. I dabbled my feet in the Pacific (not that I haven't done that before, but I believe in doing that when one has the chance).
And now I'm back and settling down to work. And knit. I'm starting to plan for the ravelympics, but I'm not sure if the yarn I just ordered to do the most ambitious project I'm considering will arrive in time. We'll see.
In the meantime, I'm closing in on the end of this.
This is my somewhat altered version of the Cardigan for Arwen (ravelry). I've liked this pattern for ages, and I always thought this might be a nice melding of yarn and pattern. This is the yarn I used for the cable wrap thingy that I had to frog due to not enough yarn. But I loved how the cables looked in that other version, and so thought that using the yarn for something with cables made sense. Thus, this.
The somewhat altered bit is the sleeves, as you can perhaps see. The original pattern involves knitting the sleeves kind of sideways (kind of like in the sayuri pattern I just did), but I decided to knit the cuffs as bands, then pick up stitches on one side and knit up two normal sleeves, and then to join the body (which I'd knit in the round) and do raglan decreases. I'm happy with this decision. I'm just now at the hood part, so... I'm nearing the end, and can perhaps finish before the Olympics... er, ravelympics, start.