Where have I been?

I'm on a bit of a (shh) knitting hiatus at the moment. I have a few items on the needles, one of which is a second toe-up sock (and I have many many tales to tell about the steep learning process the first one made me take -- thinking about it all makes me mutter very darkly). However, the hot weather seems to have put a temporary stop on the knitting flow. Possibly the big rush to finish the baby blanket has used up all my knitting energy for now. But more soon, promise.

(I see that in my absence my thousandth visitor came and went. If I'd been paying attention you might have got a prize, thousandth visitor! But I wasn't. Sorry.)