Its been so nice having a break from work – I have had 5 days off, and I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it. Unfortunately, the last two days I didn’t get a lot of knitting time in. Friday we decided to go look for a new kitchen table as the one we have is just falling apart. 3 hours later – had the kitchen table, but also bought new family room furniture (Black Friday sales were really good!). Yesterday, we went to Lowe’s to look for a Christmas tree and ended up at Circuit City looking at a new TV – so we ended up with a tree and a whole new TV/sound system. I think I actually reached a max on shopping – not a good sign at the start of the holiday season. So I think I’m going to stick to internet shopping! Hopefully I won’t be so easily distracted online.
Yesterday, I did get a little time to myself and spent some time spinning. I’m almost done with my Sock Hop roving – can’t wait for it to be done. As you can see by the picture, these singles are a bit overspun – but I was having trouble all of a sudden with underspinning, so apparently I went a bit too much over the other way. I started spinning this in August (!) so its time for it to be done and in the stash. Larry and Andrew are going golfing today, Cieara is volunteering at the animal shelter, and Dan works so I will have about 3 hours alone (aaahh!). I’m going to make Cieara a pair of socks from this – but need to find a pattern.
So I started this weekend hoping to finish 3 pairs of socks and the glovelets. And so far, I’ve finished the socks…..yes, last night I finally finished Embossed Leaves!
Pattern: Embossed Leaves, Interweave Winter 2005
Yarn: Sophie’s Toes, Mermaid colorway
Needles: US #1
Started: August 19, 2006
Finished: November 25, 2006
I know – very pathetic on completion time, but I actually put the second one off. I started it in October, and then left it until last week. I love the pattern, and think they turned out very nicely – but just got totally distracted with other projects.
So today, no shopping. Just spinning and knitting – I’m going to finish Cieara’s glovelets and then its back to the Kimono shawl. It feels so good to have finished all these socks that have been dragging around here – my knitting basket is looking a bit empty – and its nice!
Back to work tomorrow, so my mini-vacation is over. I really did enjoy it, and now I’m looking forward to Christmas – I have the whole week off!
Enjoy your Sunday!