I did actually write a post a couple of weeks ago but it was eaten and I just didn't have the energy to do it again.
I have been fighting to not sink into deep despair since New Year's Day. My hubby left on 30 Dec for his deployment and he called me on NY Day with some very upsetting personal news. I'm not ready to say much about it but it has turned my (and my family's) life upside down. It was taking all I had just to go through the motions and get through each day. I'm still struggling but it gets a little easier each week. I've been going to the Chaplin for counseling, that's been a big help. Since my hubby is gone it is up to me to get us through this trying time. I talk to him on the phone and we have email but it's not the same as him being here.
Needless to say, I didn't knit for awhile. I finally forced myself to pick up my needles and finish the scarf I had started for my Dad. I wanted to finish it for his b-day. So the weekend of Feb 17, I finished the scarf.
A co-worker and his wife are expecting their first baby in April. I wanted to make something but I didn't feel up to a big commitment yet so I whipped out a pair of booties. I just need to find a piece of ribbon to finish them off.
I had ordered some of the Endless Summer Collection Connermara from Elann at Christmas time to make my daughter the ARAN WEIGHT VICTORIAN LACE PONCHO from their free patterns. I couldn't even think about keeping track of a lace pattern at them time I got the yarn but I did start it last weekend. Here's a picture, it just looks like a big blob at the moment.
Here's the picture from the website.
I also decided to make myself a hat. It has gotten cold and snowy here again so I thought I'd see if I can get this done in time to wear it before spring gets here.
That's about it for now.