It's all about my knitting, spinning and a few other things ....
Thursday, January 03, 2008
You are all the best! All the well wishes worked like little Vitamin pills, and I'm so much better today. Thank you all so much for thinking of me, with your comments and lovely e-cards. As much as I like being served chicken soup (from the can), I'd rather make it myself and be able to do so much more. Certain things like stuffy nose, just don't go away that quickly.
Since every day life commenced today, I had no choice but get going and do stuff. It was hard, sweaty work, my ears are still ringing, and I get exhausted quite easily, but I'll suck it up. Until this evening, I didn't even want to look at my knitting, WIP's, and FO, but now, I know I want to start again.
Before the flu bug bit me, I finished the Shetland Triangle shawl for my friend. It's the third time I made this shawl, and it was the last time. There are so many nice shawls out there, I'd like to try some more. I DO like this little shawl a lot though.
At first I started knitting mittens for her, but as I told you the gauge was so way off. I finished the first one nevertheless, and it fits my hand fine. I'll make the second one, but it's slow going. I'm going to give them to her as well, just because I intended them for her in the first place.
Also I made no progress on my Tiits socks. The first is a little past the heel. I love it, and have to stick to it. Unfortunately there's the second one to make. Yikes!
I joined another Fiber of the month Club - Electric Sheep, but only for three month. I can see now, that I will not be able to keep up with all the fiber I"m getting. My first installment is called "Tainted Love", 100% merino wool, 4oz. Not my favorite colores at all. I don't like neon colors, but as in the past, you'll never know how it looks spun up. So, I'll wait and see. I'm still waiting for Decembers Spunky Eclectic Fiber of the Month, but I'm in no hurry. My husband brought home a gift basket last night, and this bag was the basket, which is my fiber basket now. Sorry about the funny color in the picture, but I couldn't wait for more daylight. I've been up since 5AM, reading up on blogs, and I wanted to get this posted asap, since later I don't have time. The colors of the "Tainted Love" fiber are pretty accurate.
Yesteday was a good mail day. I've got my Spin-Off magazine, which is always very interesting to read. And I've got this book in the mail too. I think this year will be the year of mittens for me.
By the way, I'm not making any resolutions for the new year, because I never keep them anyways.
I hope I'll get some pictures taken today, so I'll have something to show you.
All right then, lets take on the new year, can't believe how fast the last one has come and gone!
BTW: Deb- the Heinzelmaennchen didn't come while I was sleeping, that's very unfortunate, I would have liked that!
Cindy- I did NOT have a bell by the bed, but my son took good care of me anyway! :o)
I live in Canada now, but I'm originally from Austria.
My White Shepherd Happy, and Denny the mutt, are my constant companions. Maggie is my sons dog, but she's with me most of the day. I have two grown kids too ;o) by the way.