Saturday, November 20, 2010

Catching up.

Sorry for the silent blog. It's been one hell of a crazy week. Someone at work decided it would be a good idea to hold our company Christmas Party (50 guests) the very next night after our Grand Opening (200 guests) at our new location. That person obviously wasn't me - I'm just the person who had to plan and execute both events...

The boss's wife did send me home with one of the flower arrangements from the opening as a thank you:(If only Rocky would stopping thinking of it as his own personal salad bar)

Despite the insanity, there has been a little knitting. (Probably the only reason I managed not to light my workplace on fire)

The main project I can't show you, as it's a gift and I'm not sure if the person reads my blog or not. If the suspense is too much for you - you can check out my Rav project page as the recipient isn't on Ravelry - but there's no pictures yet anyhow.

I can show you half a pair of socks though....A pair of men's socks (most likely for Dave but not totally decided on that) in Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs Asphodel - colour: Frumious Bandersnatch. You may remember these from a few months back when I started them. They have been strictly car knitting so progress has been slow (Dave usually makes me drive and I haven't quite figured out how to drive and knit at the same time). I got to the toe today as we were out running errands and decided I might as well just finish them up.

In a moment of weakness, I may have accidentally bought some more of Monika's handspun.It wasn't really my fault - I had just destashed some yarn, so there was money in my paypal and a hole in my stash....

I love this combo - butter yellow, rusty brown, black and a pretty greyish blue... it reminds me of the pheasants my father brings home from hunting. I'm on the hunt for the perfect shawl pattern. Any suggestions? (I have 523 fabulous yards!)

And speaking of shawls... you may be wondering why I'm not working on my final shawl for the 10 Shawls challenge. Well, come December 22, I am on vacation until the New Year. I figured I'd use the few weeks before Christmas to tackle my holiday knitting, and finish up the final shawl starting Boxing Day... just in the nick of time.


zoom said...

"Rocky's personal salad bar" - lol!

gayle said...

I'm still working on that knitting-while-driving thing, too.
That, and knitting in my sleep.
If I could just crack those two, I could finally catch up on my holiday knitting (for 2009...)

Denise said...

Rocky sounds like a few of my cats. D won't buy roses anymore because Bright Eyes will climb the wall after them.

Love the sock and yarn. Good luck with your knitting plans.

You had asked about my cat being poly-dactyl? Yes, Butterscotch has 7 toes and Bright Eyes has 6. I had posted about them both in October. You may have missed it as busy as you are with work.

Abby said...

It's funny how sitting at a red light seems interminable, but as soon as I pick up some knitting, the light changes. Must be some kind of time warp. That yarn colorway DOES look like pheasant!

RobinH said...

Lovely shawl~ had to laugh about Rocky's salad. And have you explained to Dave that he loses guy points by not driving? (Guy get enough and they can be exchanged for power tools. Or maybe a tank.)