Monday, November 21, 2005

Ssshhh....

My secret pal has to be the greatest ever!!! I love the yarn she sent, and the knitting journal she sent is fabulous. I have never seen one like it. Even the dh was impressed. She (the handwriting makes me think girl) is awesome!!!!
I ordered some more yarn. - When I first started knitting I didn't understand how some people could amass so much yarn, and I had no idea why you might need a "stash." However, I have since filled a decent size closet with yarn - more yarn that I would need in 2 or three years, and I don't know how it happened! - The yarn that I bought is to make some Christmas/Winter presents. The reason they might not be done is they are both PoA scarves, you know the Harry Potter scarf.... So very long, and knitted in the round. Really the only thing that will even be a bit challenging is the fringe - I have never put fringe on anything, so at least that will be something new. I am really not looking forward to knitting them because it is aaallllll knitting... Not very exciting.
I had to pare down the Christmas knitting list because I just don't have the time to knit all the things that I would like to, and I really do want to finish my woven scarf. So many things to do, and it seems like so little time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm Baaaaaack

We had a wonderful time on vacation – I didn’t get to knit a thing… However, on the last day of our trip I did find a great deal on Brown Sheep yarn! 4.00 a skein for worsted weight! I bought 10 skeins! I could not believe that price. I really have no idea what I am going to do with the yarn because in my glee I bought all different colors. Maybe I will make hats for everyone for Christmas, or a multi-colored tote bag for me. I cannot decide. Any ideas?
I read a truly amazing book during the loooonnng car trips around California. Wicked – The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Truly amazing. I don’t think I have read a better book in years. I am now on a mission to read all of the books by that author – If I remember correctly it is Gregory Maguire. I don’t have the book in front of me right now, so I really cannot be sure.
I still have not finished my loop-d-loop scarf. I did finish the first half of it the day before we left for vacation. I may have to put off finishing it for a bit because I am going to knit a matching hat for a scarf that I knit when I first started knitting. I made the scarf for My Little’s Grammie. She gave us a huge surprise because she decorated my Little’s room while we were on vacation. It went from a baby room to a toddler room! It is so adorable, and he loves it! He didn’t want to leave his room for about an hour. He spent most of that time laying on his new bed and looking around all while talking to his dog-dog.
More about the trip later.

Monday, November 07, 2005

VACATION

I am leaving for Cali in a few hours, and I have not packed at all. So, this will be a very short post. Just to let everyone know that I am not around a computer for at least a week. I plan on knitting a Harry Potter scarf while we are on the road. Don't know how much I will get done because - well just because.
Disneyland here we come!!!!!!