Friday, February 17, 2006

Knitting Olympics Update the Second

So I went to stitch n bitch last night, got there a little early, so I finished up the 19.5" of the first sleeve of my Mariah, which is now on holders and I'm like 5" into the second sleeve. If I can keep going at this pace, I should be able to actually finish the sweater in time, which would be awesome! I don't have any pictures, mainly because the camera is in my Mom's car which my Dad is driving today so we (he and I) can go and pick up my aunt from LAX. I totally can't wait to see her, this is my favorite aunt from Austria, who I'm also visiting this summer. Any way back to SnB last night, there were only 3 of us there, Amanda, and Diane, I think it was, but still lots of fun! As I started on my second sleeve, both of them commented on how fast I knit, which is an awesome compliment, than you girls! I never really thought I did, but guess so. Diane had this huge pound of Lion Brand, I think it was wool ease, that she was making a 2x2 rib scarf, but I guess that pound has some milage, she's gotten a baby kimono and a hat out of it already. Amanda was working on this baby blanket I'd seen her working on before. It's done in Lorna Laces bulky, that stuff is awesome, she also showed me her "my so called scarf" that she's working on, that's a way cool pattern, I may have to make one myself.

Last night, as my new bedtime project (is there such a thing as a bedtime project? I guess so since I have one) I finally started the wedding afghan for my cousin Melissa's wedding. When is this wedding you ask? March 3rd. Before you freak out and tell me I'm crazy for trying to get an afghan done by then, keep in mind I'm crocheting this, not knitting, and it's done with doubled yarn and a size p hook, and almost all double crocheted, I'm about a ninth of the way done right now. I am doing the "Lacy Pinapple Throw" from Blankets on the Double, at least that's what I think it's called. I'm using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I know but hey, I'm poor) doubled in this cool sort of tweedy kahki color.

And I only have to work 2 and a half hours today, how did I swing that? Well the wonders of working for your Mom, sometimes it's great. I am taking her hair appointment at noon because one of her best friends, Tina Romeo, is in town and they are going to lunch, then it's up to LA to pick up my Aunt Marti. Plus I came in late because I had to go pick up a key from our handyman, Pete, for a move in we have today, so yeah 2 and a half hours. So yeah, today is full of fun things, I get to leave work early, cut my hair off, and pick up my Aunt! And tomorrow I go to Disneyland for a bit, woohoo! Ok I guess I should attempt to actually work since I've only got 2 hours left now.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Red Heart is your friend... you can't beat cheap yarn like that especially for blankets. Besides, it's washable, meaning the people you give it too will have a harder time destroying it. ;-)