Yes! I AM alive and I HAVE been knitting!!
proof of both:
For the record, that is the back of my head... and yes it did take me about 100 pictures to get the picture right.
I know lots of people knit sweaters for the upcoming fiber festivals but hey, let's face it, I'm not a fast knitter. Plus I missed the memo saying while not a pre-requisite, a newly knitted item for said festival wouldn't be a bad idea. SO, I knit a hat! It's the Cinchy Hat from Interweave's knitscene. The yarn was a gift to me by my friend Catie. She said they were my colors. And I believe she was right.
The best part, I still have a about a hank and a half left! What to make now...