Tuesday, November 28, 2006

So much done, so much to do

I've got to stop taking days off from work, the work at home is twice as hard with no pay, and I'm behind on posting and reading blogs. Why is that? Hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving. We did. I cooked for a day and a half then ate myself stupid. I shopped for Christmas, mostly on-line and spent all the "loose" cash. Ouch. All the lights are on the house and the halls are ready to be decked. My butt is still sore from spending a half day on the roof. Ouch again.
I did little knitting, but since it was a holiday, I won't feel too bad about it. I finished B's hat. It looks much better on his head.


And a square for Firefly. If you have some scraps of yarn and time to make a 7" square, this is the place for it.


I expect to finish another tonight because frankly, I won't be able to do anything that requires leaving my comfy chair.
There is more yarn in the house too. Since I promised Firefly I would continue to knit squares, I bought some Plymouth Encore for them.


This also is my little contribution to the Knit Unto Others project. It's times like these when I wish I didn't work.

I also won - yes WON a beautiful prize from Midnight Sky Fibers. This is a handspun and handpainted 2 Ply Bulky Weight Wool/Mohair blend called Luminescent Haze. I am scouring all my books and magazines to find a special project for this! It's just awesome to have yarn like this. Thank you Wendy for making this win possible! You can win too! Just go to Wendy's page here.



I also received 2 skeins of Lornas Laces from Trek Thank you! It's my first LL, and I love the colors in this. Bullfrogs and Butterflies are my kinda colors! Thank you Trek! Insert large smile


I hope this makes Michelle happy, she gets all over me if I slack on posting.



Now how did THAT get there?

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my word! You have been a busy bee. Sure... postin' all that razamataz about cookin' for a day and a half... with all the hats and squares flyin' off those sticks, I bet you served up a bucket of Kentucky Fried last Thursday.
and BTW... did little miss bear have to remind me how many days I'm am behind on my Christmas shopping??? kiddin'
but am keepin you on my suspicious persons list :)

Bezzie said...

Dang!!! You have been busy! Love the hat. So cozy looking. And Heifer International! I was strongarmed into donating at work, so I gave those guys $10. I figure some Tibetans might have got a portion of a yak from me.

Jan said...

Those Lorna's Laces skeins are a gorgeous colorway! I look forward to seeing what they look like knitted up.
Is that a new drop spindle? Ah, the slippery slope....

Bridget said...

Wow, you have done more in a few days than I get done in a month! I'm jealous ...

Yarn Mafia said...

You probably have already thought of something to do with that yarn that you won...but irregular glitsy, spiffy, homespun looks great in a side to side pair of fingerless gloves in garter (knitty has a pair with short rows I think).

Roseann said...

Thank you for the charity links and showing us all of your beautiful yarns! That looks like one of those Louet spindles for spinning thicker singles, any pretty roving to go with it?

barbp said...

Oh good gracious...could that yarn be any prettier?? Wonderful hat and thanks for the charity links. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving - I am totally relating with the feeling behind and I haven't done anything for Christmas.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the shout-out for my Heifer project. So pleased you love your yarn!

.: tani :. said...

you havce gotten so much done! this past month has been pretty slow in the knitting department...i almost forgot about firefly's project. looks like YOU'LL be very busy next month. what's up with the spindle in the last picture? :) i've been avoiding those for fear of another obsession!

Dipsy D. said...

Congratulations on winning the yarn - yummy! And with the other yarn that you got, you'll be able to make heaps and heaps of squares, how great! I also really love that cap, it looks so soft and cozy and warm - just perfect!

Anne said...

Wendy has some great prizes this year - and for a great cause. How cool that you won one!

Anonymous said...

Great prizes!
Thanks for the heads up on the Project Gracious Parcels... what a great idea for a great organization.

Nora said...

Can't wait to see the LLs knit up - the colours are beautiful. Thanks for the squares link, I'll make sure to mention it on my blog. And that last pic... tooo funny! How indeed. x

ann said...

love that LL colorway!

ladylinoleum said...

You are busy, busy, busy! That's awesome!

Glad you had a wonderful holiday! Here's to a very merry Christmas as well!

firefly said...

Lovely blog today ... lots of news, and plenty of goodies.

The square is beautiful; I look forward to receiving it and placing it in one of the blankets.

And oh, so sweet of you to prepare for even more! You are a good friend indeed!

Best to you,
firefly

Knittie said...

So you are a very busy woman these days! thake some times a relax moment for yourselves! Because a stessy carol at christmas is not nice! xxx