Whew! Every year I underestimate the time I will spend running up and down the New Jersey Turnpike (always an adventure), baking cookies, and just generally being busy. Which means I will be glued to my laptop 24/7 for the next week trying to catch up with my work schedule, but oh well. Holidays happen.
As you can see, I got the Jurassic WIP finished in plenty of time, much to the delight of my mother. It looks pretty darn good if I do say so myself - living proof of the miracles of blocking. I whomped a little crocheted shell stitch border on there because I am old school (I will NOT say old!) and needed a border, even though every one at the LYS assured me that border-free was a very contemporary look for throws. I just couldn't stand it, so bought this lovely superwash multi for the border because I did not have enough of the original yarn left.
I got a little gifty in the mail myself. Well, okay, strictly speaking it wasn't a gifty because I ordered it myself, but years of experience have taught me to make sure there at least one thing I really want under the tree so as to avoid the appearance of disappointment. So here is the first installation of a three month roving club I got from Flawful Fibers.
I am using it as a carrot to inspire myself to get caught up with my work - although I am dying to start spinning it up now I really have to get another few chapters of the log home book edited and ready to ship off before I get any quality, guilt-free spinning time. It is a fine shetland wool top - yum - and came with some little color-coordinated sparklies to spin with it!
If you are in the Windsor CT area, stop by Creative Fibers this Saturday from noon to 4:00pm. I will be signing books and doing my usual shtick, and we are collecting preemie hats for local hospitals. The store has set an ambitious goal of 250 hats, and I am just not that fast a knitter when I am yakking, so stop by, have fun, and help us out.
Next week TNNA - and man am I not ready to go! Did I mention this was going to be a busy week?