Overall, I am in love with my final cozy product! I finished this late wednesday night. I wore it to a banquet thursday, before even blocking it! Damn I looked good with this on! I only used 7 of the 8 balls of Mandalay I had. And it is way big enough for me (I am vertically challenged!) It measures 24" x 70". It was my first real lace project. I started it in July. Put it down for 5-6 weeks! Finished it September 13. I don't think that is too shabby! I plan on wearing this all the time!
I started another Clapotis yesterday. Christmas gift for someone. I have already done two dropped stitch repeats. Cruising along pretty good. Otherwise, Aunt Marilyn is down visiting from MN. I plan on going out to see her with hopes of picking up some good knitting vibes! She is working on a Hanne Falkenburg design. I hope to snag a picture of her with her work in progress.
I have been eyeing these for a while!
Friday night, Hubby & I and BF & Puppy, went out for dinner. Grown-ups only! It was good! We ate way to much! And then after dinner, since it was still early, we went to Borders. I love book stores, although I prefer Barnes & Noble for some reason. Hubby went to his section, BF went to hers, Puppy went to his, and I, of course, went to find the knitting books! Good thing I am on a budget, or I would have gone out of control! Always the same story when Hubby and I hit the book store. I narrowed it down to those two. I was trying to decide which one I wanted today, and which one I would get next time. Hubby finds me, says "Just get both". So sweet! But I knew why, he wanted an expensive book! Oh well! Works for me and both the items came home with me! I got The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd and 365 Knitting Stitches A Year Perpetual Calendar. I love adult night!
As I had said in a previous post, the Chambray Brea Bag was for my Baby Brothers girlfriend. She liked it!
I am still not completely out of my "funk". I have been knitting some. Cozy is getting long! When I picked it up again, I was on ball 4. I am on ball 6 now, and that is major progress in a week! It is about a month until our anniversary, so that shouldn't be a problem. I think I keep getting overwhelmed when I think about all of the stuff I want to do for christmas! I have to narrow it down to a more realistic length!
I picked up Cozy again. It's cruising right along. I am knitting solely on this right now. It seems to be the only thing that has my interest right now. I have got to work on this "funk".
I got my last SP8 package-
There were 3 skeins of Sari yarn ( I had wanted to touch that!), Rogue pattern, kool-aid, mike & ike's, and a Halloween idea booklet. My family loves Halloween! So, Thank You SP8, it was fun!!
I have to go find "my groove". How did Stella get hers back?