Ahhhhhh! That’s how I can best sum up my feeling this week. I survived the craziness that work brought on right before Christmas and I’m now enjoying a week+ off work.
Christmas was wonderful! My Mom, brother and sil came over Christmas day. I cooked and baked like crazy and things went off smoothly.
As for gifts, I couldn’t be luckier! I got a new digital camera* (I’ve been coveting one for months), some accessories for it (including a tripod for some solo picture taking sessions), a blocking board, the knitter’s purse, a new crock pot, some candles and a few other smaller items. The blocking board is backordered so I’m still waiting to see it.
Monday I spent the day at my mom’s and it was just what I needed. I sat on the couch and knitted ALL DAY! I got through 1.5 repeats on St Brigid (uhm, in a new colorway):
I think this is finally it. I was forcing it to be a dark color and it just didn’t fit. The cables pop beautifully — just what this pattern needed.
Yesterday I got together with Katy in the city. We stopped by a very crowded Purl. And can you believe it? I didn’t buy a single skein of yarn! I did however get a bargain on AS’s Celtic Collection — 13 bucks! I couldn’t leave it behind.
After Purl we ate lunch at a Thai place and then found a coffee shop to get in some knitting. I brought along another new project — Clapotis:
What a great little pattern! So easy to memorize, and the dropping of the stitches makes you just want to keep knitting. I can completely understand why people say they’d want to make more than one.
I also joined Alison’s sockapalooza. What could be better than getting my very own pair of handknit socks! Made just for me — not by me!
As for the rest of the week, I have more of the same planned. More knitting, more getting together with friends, and lots more knitting.
I’m going to take off the rest of the week from blogging and come back refreshed on Monday. I just don’t want to spend much time in front of the computer and I don’t want to write entries just to write them.
So, I’ll be back — bright-eyed and bushy-tailed — next week.
Have a wonderful New Year!
* the blurry pics can be blamed on the learning curve for the new fancy-schmancy camera.