Sunday, August 20, 2006

Catching Up

Finally, I am on vacation again. I may still have to do some work at home this week, but that is okay. At least it's quiet and I can get more accomplished. I am almost finished with my afghan. I just have to sew the strips together. Hopefully, I will be able to get this done this week. I have also picked up my half-pi shawl again and hope to complete this by the end of the month. I will post pictures of both of these as I complete them.

We have to take Sadie to her allergist this week and have planned a trip to Gettysburg. My husband loves information on the Civil War. I'm not really into that, but there is a yarn shop nearby called the, something for him, something for me.

I have been reading and need to post what books I have finished with pictures so I have a record of that. I did start a journal years ago that I listed the books I read each year. It was really a cool thing to do. I can see years where I read alot and other years where I read very little. I started this in 1985. What a long time ago, but at least I have a record of the books I read. Sometimes, I try to at least read the same amount of books I read the year before. It's a game, but I love to read.

I would love to belong to a book club where we meet to discuss a book we have read. Nothing around here at the moment, but maybe in the future when I have more time.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Too Much to Knit - Too Little Time

I can't believe that it is almost a month since I last posted. I hate it when I find a blog I like and they don't post for a long time. I'm just as guilty.

I am finally on the last strip of my afghan. I should make my deadline of completing it by the end of August. But, I need to get working on the shrug and finishing up my lace project of the Half Pi Shawl. I really like knitting lace and I'm already looking for other projects. The Icarus shawl is calling but so is the Candle Flame Shawl from Knitpicks. There are so many other neat lace projects that I would like to start. But, what yarn should I use? I am leaning towards Handmaiden Sea Silk.

However, I really need to finish off some projects before starting any new ones. So, I will attempt to resist and maybe deviate by knitting a few dishcloths.

I will have to start thinking about blocking my completed shawl. I have never done this before. Do I need a blocking board? Which one should I get?

Too many questions, too little answers and not enough time.

There just needs to be more than 24 hours in a day.