Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Love

I just love Lola.........

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

Hi-five to all the young men who shoveled out the neighborhood driveways yesterday. Still waiting on the snowplows to semi-clear the street but it's great to see the sunshine today. What a difference a day makes:

This whole situation is a great testiment to tele-commuting. With the office closed for the last 4 days, I haven't seen my co-workers but we're still functioning via blackberry, the internet, and telephone to ensure things aren't falling too far behind. But enough of that stuff - on to the knitting........

No second sock syndrome here. Expect to finish the second "Yummy" today and making great progress to finish daughter's Every Way Wrap. It was supposed to be a Christmas present but with her birthday right around the corner, it's time to get it done.

Tomorrow starts the Olympics of Ravelry - aka Ravelympics 2010. I'm entering the Sock Hockey event. I'll be starting a new sock project during the Opening Ceremony and commit to having it completed by Closing Ceremony. Stay tuned for my pattern & yarn choices.

Happy Knitting!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Day 4 of the 2010 East Coast Snowdown. A girl could get used to this...... It's actually been a beautiful snow (from the living room window, of course). Yes, we've been without power for 7 - 8 hour stretches and I'm sad that we lost this tree in the backyard.

The good news is that my knitting is thriving. Thank goodness for stash (for all you non-believers - hah!) and thank goodness I can knit by touch.....well only with stockinette. I'm alternating projects - finishing the Every Way Wrap for my daughter when the power is on & working these Top Down socks when the power's out. I'm using the Miss Babs Yummy Superwash yarn. This is only my second time knitting socks & I'm still trying to get the whole gusset-thing downpat before I more on to a more challenging pattern. Love the colorway.

Right before the storm, my favorite man - the postman - dropped off these goodies. He must have known the storm was coming strong & I'd need lots of backup (lol). Actually there were some great year-end online sales at Webs, Knit Picks & Little Knits that I couldn't resist.

I must be entering my "green" period. Happy Knitting!