So guess what? I have in fact not died, lost my computer or dropped off the face of the planet. I am just very very lazy, thus the blog was neglected when I was on fieldwork. The house that I was staying in did not have highspeed, just very slow dial-up. So I couldn't be bothered to update when I knew it was going to take so very long.
I didn't get very much knitting done while I was gone. And of the knitting I did do I took almost no pictures. So unlike after Christmas I am not going to have a amazingly long post with lots of things to show off.
I am back though, and I will be updating regularily again.