Monday, October 29, 2012

Ready for Sandy

The blankie is as big as my lap. One more ball of color yarn to go. Then it's time for the border.

It definitely will not get to it's destination on time, so I'm sending a card with the link to this site. Hopefully I'll only be a week overdue.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Skipping Rhinebeck

Normally the 3rd weekend in October is booked on my calendar every year. Somehow this year, Stitches East & Rhinebeck didn't get written into my schedule. The reasons are numerous...stash has reached monstrous proportions, cash flow is being invested into chimneys and seemingly never ending amounts of paint, and boredom. Yes, boredom. I'll admit that it feels as though I'm missing out on something. While I completely forgot about Stitches, I have been thinking about Rhinebeck & all it's sheepy smells.

Saturday I spent my day riding a bus to the casino. I worked diligently on the blankie both to & from the casino. This was my first casino trip ever. Casino can now be added to the 'do once every 5years' list; right next to attending the Big E (THE big fall fair in Sprinfield, MA).

On Sunday, Jay & I enjoyed some motorcycle meditation then a walk with the dogs. We didn't see any bald eagles which are regular visitors to the area, but Jay gave a dragonfly a ride. Now it's time for football & knitting.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ten stitch blankie & 1 ball of yarn

It's been 1 week & I only have just started the 2nd ball of yarn for this project yesterday. I even returned the "shades of grey" novel after only 9 chapters to give myself more knitting time. Yes, even miles of garter stitch is more interesting than this attempt at a sexy fantasy romance. If I want to have this project finished in time, I need to use a ball of yarn every 2 days. Yikes!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Starting a blanket

There is nothing quite like knitting a gift for someone special. Since I don't have a collection of knitted gifts ready to go, I usually interrupt the current project (ok...projects) to start & hopefully finish by the deadline. The hardest part about knitting gifts & sharing WIPs online is to not spoil the surprise. Since the recipient of the current gift is for one of my Facebook friends, I can only share my progress here & on Ravelry. Stay tuned.