Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Back from a lovely Holiday trip to California to see friends and family. The house is a mess with stuff thrown all over, and the pets are almost calmed back down again. I'm currently watching a lady wipe goo out of my laptop so that it can be re-imaged to Windblows 2000. Ick. This is taking longer than I expected.

I finished the blue on blue vest, and it fit and pleased my aunt. She now has it, and I hope she is wearing it in good health. Pictures later if this re-image ever happens. I worked some on the pink and purple vest. Again, I got ahead of myself and thought I could get it done this holiday. It is too awkward to work on when I travel, so I will have to make some quality time for just it and me.

Happy New Year.

Friday, December 05, 2003

Is it the weather, or holiday blahs?

I've not done much knitting since the weekend. I'm in a funk about the I cord for the blue vest, and haven't touched the KM blanket or the pink vest. How's that for news?

I looked at my project bars, and updated them. I took out the bear sweater project, as that is done, and got real about making Christmas socks for various people. I really did intend to make socks for my FIL and his GF. GF's sister raises sheep and spins. I thought she was going to send me some wool from her sheep for the project - to make it sort of meaningful. The price was a little high, but the connections were there, and I was more than willing to pay. Well, GF moved, and sister has not communicated with me. I guess if she figures the relationship is off, I have no business bugging her.

On a more positive note, I think I heard the wood ducks return today. This is about a month early for them. It was too dark to look, so I'm not really sure if it is them, or me just hoping for them to be back.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Not so much knitting over Thanksgiving. A full airplane, reading, cooking, skiing, and surprise, some beading. I bought a bead loom for my daughter, but started a little project myself while I was waiting for her to do something else.

Ooooooh pretty.

Now, the blue vest did get finished to the sholders during some driving, but I'm not happy with the way the I cord edging is working out. I seem to have made some assumptions about the guage of the I cord relative to the twisted garter that were incorrect. So the I cord is too tight. I finished the arm holes, and started on the front before I really evaluated what was happening, so I'm ripping away. Quite an experience, as the brushed mohair is sticking to everything. This puts the RRRRRR into Rip.