I can hardly believe that September is almost over. That may, in part, be due to the fact that I spent my day sitting on the beach, watching surfers, and getting a really odd sunburn on my arms and parts of my legs. I never quite put that sunblock on properly. None the less, after being away from home for nearly 3 months, tomorrow I’m flying first class back to Philadelphia, picking up my new car, and finally sleeping in my own bed. It seems like ages. By Monday I’ll be back to the usual grind of working, grad school, homework, and hopefully some hanging out.

Of course, there will always be knitting. I hae to say, I’ve been rather selfish lately, knitting almost entirely for myself. But I’ll be honest. I spend so much time knitting for other people, I think I’ve earned all my little pet projects. Let’s take this gorgeous Malabrigo for example. I fell in love with the stuff last autumn when I needed to make a gift for my BFF. Since, I’ve knit many wonderful scarves of Malabrigo for many wonderful people until it suddenly occurred to me, I’ve never made ANYTHING for myself.

I scored 5 skeins at Great Yarns on sale while I was in Raleigh. They sat in the bag for a while until I decided that it’s finally time I treated myself to a little Malabrigo. I love the texture. So soft running through the hands, so wooly and warm, and just a pleasure to knit with. I look forward to sharing this project with you in the coming weeks.

Naturally, I am working on all those holiday gifts. Yeah, I’m not as selfish as I’d like to be sometimes. I’m trying to keep it simple this year. Nothing crazy. Nothing that will keep me up late on Christmas Eve…famous last words.


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