Thursday, November 09, 2006

It has been an AMAZING week.

DH was out of town last week, and now he is gone again, taking the boys and the dog with him. This is the weekend of what we call the "Yute" hunt. (Husband's family is from german (or cherman) stock, born in Aberdeen, South Dakota - they all talk a little bit like Lawrence Welk.) I have the house to myself, all to myself, until Sunday night. I am taking a meander out to Maple Grove to visit Amazing Threads (and visit my little sis for lunch). Saturday is a movie date with moms.

This was finished on Monday morning:

The nieces' Christmas gifts are complete. Two down, thirty left.

These? Mine! My River Rapids Socks done in Lisa Souza's Gendarme. One skein, done on Knit Picks needles size 1. Once I got used to holding the yarn tighter (needles are heavy and slippery), the sharp points on these needles were great.

I also finished ONE of DH's socks, and started the sleeves of the Banff (three inches each sleeve). I'm on the second sock for DH, he's going to be very warm and snuggly gopher hockey fan. I've been stocking up stuff for my SP9 pal, and my coffee pal, when Knittymama gets our assignments out, AND my KMKS pal.

I don't want to offend anyone, but Tuesday and Wednesday were very happy days for me. I am no fan of the current administration - so I was dancing in the driveway when my neighbors started teasing me about being happy with the results. So I will just leave it at that and cross my fingers for good things for us all.

I also received a Knit Picks order today, but it was already too dark to get a good picture. So if I have a nice sunny day tomorrow after I get home from Maple Grove - we will have a lovely new Stash Enhancement Post.

Oh, and don't be jealous, but I've ordered my Christmas Cards!! I order them at Costco - I get the same number of cards from Costco as I used to get from Proex for half the price. I'm a little OCD about the holiday cards - I like to get them out the day after Thanksgiving so I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the holidays.

On a final note. RIP Ed Bradley. Godspeed.

Looks like a great week; these are some scrummy projects you finished. : )
Wow!! Those knits look awesome!! How bout some cool and out of the box gift and recipies this Christmas...jus peep into my Holiday Blog...
I was dancing in the streets Tuesday and Wednesday too. 'Nuf said.
The socks look wonderful. I like the weight of the Knit Picks needles myself. But I'm a white knuckle knitter, so the heft feels good. I can't wait to see the Gopher socks in progress. Yarn in skein always looks so different than when knitted.
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