Well - here's to another year under my belt.
It was a quiet birthday weekend - but that's just fine with me.
The weekend began Friday evening with a trip to see Julie the Needle Emporium (just 15 minutes from my work) where I splurged on a few little birthday trifles, including:Two gorgeously soft skeins of Mini Mochi. Mom brought home some a while ago and I've been coveting it ever since. These will be turned into sinfully soft and decadent socks.
Two skeins of Panda Silk also seemed to have followed me home...
I have a terrible soft spot for white, lacy socks. I think these are going to end up as Quill Lace Socks.
I also couldn't resistbecause it will turn into this:
(Picture ganked from Julie)
As you know, Saturday afternoon was spent making a mess at Moms, where she also gave me:stripey socks in our Witch's Britches colourway and:
a much awaited copy of Vampire Knits. Come the new year, my first yarn purchase will be something to make the Lore Cardigan - I just have to decide what colour I want!
Today, Dave's plan was to take me to the fish store to pick out some new aquatic creatures for my aquarium (the population has dwindled to just four sad little fishes) but the weather forecast was dodgy, and Dave's still feeling a little off. So, we elected to snuggle up inside instead. I whipped together a lasagna, and we lazed about all day watching movies.
It also meant near non-stop knitting. I designed and completed cuffs for mittens for Dave's Mom for Christmas. They are blocking now and I expect to finish them one night this week. And. I've got a good head start on one of the remaining monsters.
So, at least two Christmas projects should be completed this week - leaving next weekend, as well at three full days before Christmas, to get the rest together. It's going to be a photo-finish I think!