Finally! What a week. Really. I think the week before vacation is always bad – but this one in particular seemed particularly long, stressful and tiring. But here we are, Friday morning. And I’m working from home,this morning and taking the afternoon off. And I have a finished object to show!
This really is a great pattern – very easy to do, but wasn’t so boring that it was a chore to work on it. I started working on it on the train recently and finished it after a week of concentrated train time. This isa gift for a friend’s birthday – I feel very good about finishing a gift months before I need it. The scarf is fairly long – I hope its not too long for her! I’ll definitely make another one (or two) of these, but unlike Chris – I’ll take a little break before I cast on for a new one. I will say that its a lot of fun to look at my stash and try to figure out good combinations for new scarves.
So tomorrow we leave for vacation. I’m excited and yet….its going to be hard leaving Cieara home. I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but she’s going to summer school because she failed some classes – and she can’t miss any days. So she’s staying with friends. We know this is for the best – but I feel like a grinch. And its so weird to go on vacation without her. It will definitely throw a damper on this vacation. But we are bringing all the other kids (plus some girlfriends) – and it will be good to spend time with them and Larry and decompress.
I haven’t started packing (of course)…and I have some errands to do this afternoon, but I’m sure it will all get done in time for us to leave at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. I’m excited about the 9.5 hour drive – I’m hoping to get the Ribby Shell done. I’m about 1/4 way through the second Monkey sock, and I’m hoping to get it done as well next week. I will take the yarn for the tank for Cieara with me as well, and I’m hoping to get a good start on that. I might also bring another sock project – so hard to tell how much knitting time I really will have. I always bring more than I need to but you never know!
I thought long and hard about taking my laptop with me so I can stay connected – but I’ve decided that its probably a good thing to occasionally disconnect completely. So I’m leaving it home, and I won’t be able to check email/blogs/etc.
So have a good week, and I’ll be back with pictures (and yarn purchases?) soon!