Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Eeek.....it's almost Christmas

Well, best laid plans of mice and men. I had hoped to give some knitted gifts for Christmas this year, but that isn't going to happen. Work has just been crazy and I'm lucky I find time to knit at all.

I was doing so well catching up on WIP's; however, I went crazy and started several projects. Added to my list is now a baby blanket knit in Sidar Snowflake Chunky. I am still working on the second Fetching glove, but should finish it over the weekend. I hope to start another pair in Aurora 8 in black.

I was busy tonight wrapping Christmas presents for my husband to take into work. At least that is now complete. I still have to wrap his gifts. Oh, for a moment alone! I guess that tomorrow is another day. I will look forward to Saturday when I am off for a week (except for a one day training session). I am dreaming of a relaxing holiday week.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Lessons Learned

I'm close to finishing the shrug. I have very little to do, but have been side tracked because I started the Fetching gloves. They are a little tricky to do at the thumb. My knitting instructor had to help me. I think I know now what I need to do on the next thumb. One glove down and I'm working on a second. I don't know if I will get three pairs done for Christmas. The last two weeks I have been traveling for business, so that hasn't helped. At least I'm home now for the next two weeks. I need to start sooner on knitting for Christmas.

I did get the qivuit yarn that I was drooling over. Two skeins of a dark purple. It is soooo soft. I really need to get started on knitting that too.

I am so excited! I have been looking for the Interweave Knits magazine for Summer 2004. I think I have found a copy. At least I ordered it. Hope I get it. Last time I did this they canceled the order because they were out of stock. It has the pattern for the Madli shawl by Nancy Bush that I would like to knit. The ironic thing about this is that I probably had the magazine but threw it away. That was in my early knitting days and I didn't know the importance of hanging on to my knitting magazines. I have learned my lesson.

I have been reading more. I finished Black Notice and Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell and Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovitch. I enjoyed them very much.