Belatedly, and other things, too

A very belated thank you to Lori! A little while back I won her blog contest, and the prize was a Knitpicks gift certificate. For a while now I’d been periodically visiting the Knitpicks site to drool over their yarn, so this makes me a very happy camper. Thank you, Lori!

Now to settle on some yarn…

I haven’t been posting in this blog much lately (ya think?) I have been writing a bit in my journal (leave a comment if you want the link, but be aware that there’s a better than even chance that you’ll be offended by something or other over there—my foul language, my job, my opinions, what have you—and it is likely not work-friendly if you’re accessing the internet from work, ya slacker. Just so you know. I deliberately don’t link to there from here) but I haven’t been posting all that much over there, either.

I just haven’t had a lot of time at the computer, and I’ve had a lot of things going on in my head.

Current project status (someday I will update those status bars in the sidebar, really):
The corset: Very nearly finished! I need to attach the final strip of boning. I’ve done the bits that go around the top and bottom, but I am very, very frightened of what I need to do next, which is singe the ends of the boning. That is freaking me right the hell out.
The finished bags: Still need lined. I am a slacker with the sewing machine.
The bag in progress: There can never be enough unlined purses! I’ve started a new one with the green and beige wool I got from that marked-down kit. I’m not using a pattern, which is an entirely new concept for me. I usually feel lost without a pattern. I’m just working in rounds and winging it based on what I’ve done with other bags I’ve made. I really need to make a swatch of this wool and try to felt it before I get to the point of no return (the first color change), though.

I probably have other unfinished projects lurking around. Like those socks. You have no idea how fed up I am with those socks.

That’s it for now, I guess. I am now going to look at patterns and salivate over the Knitpicks catalog.