Sunday, November 20, 2005

Mid-Weekend Report

Here was my Saturday:

Sock knittin': Bert is now a bunny!

Computer fixin': the never-ending hard drive problem makes me look forward to getting up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday so I can get a good price on a replacement. $30 for 200 Gig? Totally worth losing sleep over!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Green Goodness

Thank you Bethieee!

You are such a sweetie! Everything's so GREEN - my very favorite color! I think you read my mind because I've been oggling some of the wares on handpaintedyarns for the past week. I'm thinking a shawl or maybe branching out for this pretty grey-green laceweight. And you even knit me a beautiful ruffle scarf! I got complements all day from coworkers, and boy, did this scarf come in handy today, because the temperature's dropped 30 degrees since yesterday. Thank you so much!

Friday, November 11, 2005

It was my mom's birthday over the weekend. We had guests and cake

and more cake

and even more cake

The second was my favorite, with chocolate cake, chocolate cream and plain cheesecake layers covered in chocolate ganache and shaved chocolate. What's not to love?

I gave mom a felted bag made from the Lopi yarn and pattern provided by my lovely SP5 Leah. Here was the bag as a WIP:

And here it was before washing:

I've been working on mostly on knitting holiday gifts lately, but I've also started toe-up socks from knitpicks. Here they are on Bert the kitty, um, I mean, turtle:

The cast-on was not as scary as I thought it would be. Plus, since I'm working on both pieces at once, I might actually finish the pair!