Saturday, February 19, 2005

Clapotis is done! One end is brighter than the other. I still should block it but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have to find the old digital camera to take a picture. I still haven't taken the one I got for Xmas out of the box. Still waiting to order a new computer.

I have started a baby hat from a Dale book I had. Went to a LYS last weekend and spent the afternoon. Picked up some Baby Ull for the hat. A women at work had a baby (Dec. or Jan.) and they are having a belated shower the first week in March.

I had yesterday off so went outlet shopping. Clothes and baby outfits, that was about it. I have to go to NYC next week and needed a dressier pair of pants to wear so got some cotton ones. Those are dressy enough for me.

I went shopping again today and finished up buying what I wanted to get my secret pal. I did get something I wanted to pick up at the yarn shop last weekend. Now, I just have to find a few padded envelopes for some of it and then I have to find a box for the last set of stuff. I hope to get it all ready to go and then will just have to remember the days I want to mail them. I had forgotten about Easter so got that taken care of today, too.

Friday, February 11, 2005

I got the cutest e-card from my secret pal. I always forget about these cards until I get one.

I am still plugging away on Clapotis. I used yarn that I got in a vest kit but the last skein was lighter and less vibrant than the rest. Luckily, I had bought two additional skeins (to make socks someday) and they are a little closer but still not the same. I am using the sock skeins to finish it up. I will probably make another some day. It is great to use up some yarn in the stash where I have under 1000 yards and not enough to make anything except a vest for me.

The red scarf was done in two days and I did wear it on Wear Red for Women day. Was very strange around the office seeing everyone all dressed in red.

My niece's sleeves are now my lunch project and I am finished with the increasing. I have about 5 or so inches and then I get to decrease for the cap sleeve.

Last weekend I went off to shop for my secret pal. Two stores one day, and then another on Super Bowl Sunday. I will admit all I got at the Super Bowl sale was some Mission Falls 1824 (or whatever number it is) cotton in a dark purple and a pattern to make a sweater. Plus a cute sheep tape measure (not the furry one, this one is just plastic with the casing painted.

Tomorrow, I am off to Yarns Down Under in Deep River to look for some more stuff for my Secret pal. Otherwise, I know what I am getting her and once as I do, that shopping will be done.

I have to look through some patterns for some train knitting as I have to travel to NYC 3 times between now and the end of March for work. Unfortunately, it is go to the office there and home with no time for shopping.