Saturday, January 05, 2008

Where has the time gone?!

Happy 2008 Y'all! The past few weeks have been a blur with all the Christmas and New Year's festivities. Christmas was the most relaxed that I have had in 20 years. Everything just fell into place and I did not once have the feeling that I needed to be everywhere at once. On Dec. 26 I packed up all the decorations, took down the tree and threw away all the wrapping paper and packaging from the kiddos presents. The Gaming One was very surprised when he got home from work and everything was back to normal.

With all the festivities (and baking and truffle making) I was just too tired to knit. I am ten rows away from finishing the Swallowtail Shawl, so I should have that to show y'all in a few more days. I also have finished a little something for my niece's birthday but want to take a few pictures of her with it (on Sunday) before I blog about it.

I am anxiously awaiting the beginning of Secret of the Stole II on January 18. You should all go right now and sign up. If the first secret stole (the 51 page pattern is available here) was any indication, this one should be just as good! DK the Nautical Knitter writes fantastic patterns and just seems to be an all around nice person (and there are prizes! Who doesn't like prizes?!)

Other than that I plan on finishing up all my projects on the needles before starting anything else. The list is not too long, but should keep me busy for some time.
  • Swallowtail Shawl
  • Modified Somewhat Cowl
  • Babette Blanket
  • Fish afghan
  • kitchen rug
  • garterlac dishcloth

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! May your needles be draped in cashmere (except for you vegans- may your needles be draped in a lovely bamboo or organic cotton), may you never drop a stitch, misread a pattern, or spill a staining drink in your knitting bags!

7 comments:

Amysatx said...

I need to finish my fish blanket too! I WILL get it finished this year!!

del said...

I want to finish WIPs before I start something else, too. We'll see how that goes.

So glad to hear your holidays were good! But I'm glad they're over.

urbanknitrix said...

Hey lady!!! Missed you!! I hope my needles are draped in cashmere too (right now, it's 50% cashmere blend).

Andrea said...

Happy New Year!!! =) You've definitely been missed. Nice to have you back. Swallowtail is on my list. I saw a finished one at my lys, and knew I had to make it. I have the yarn and the pattern, but haven't started yet. I have one WIP to finish from last year, and casted on this past week for a few other things as well.

MadMad said...

Oooh, those are some great New Year's wishes! Right back at ya', hon!

knittingma said...

Happy New Year! Hmmm. I've already done a couple of those things (dropped stitches and misread a pattern), but thanks or the well wishes anyway!

I'm sure your Swallowtail is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it finished. As of now, I don't have enough stamina to knit a shawl or a blanket, or basically anything larger than a sweater. Maybe I'll get inspired, and try, though. :)

Yarn It said...

A staining drink in knitting bags....has that happened? Yikes! I hope you have a wonderful new year. I am glad the holidays were kind to you....I know they can be rough! I look forward to another year of reading your blog and admiring your projects.