Friday, November 16, 2007


It is Friday, hurray!!! Not that it means rest and relaxation but it means that I can actually try to get my house clean. I really need to implement Fly Lady again. I have in a way it is really coming along. I just want the rest done so I can relax next week.

I do have a finished object. I finished the premie hat Wed night. I think I will try to focus on my left front of my cardigan Bristow from Knitty. I just have to get to the neck and shoulder shaping and then I am done with that one just the sleeves and the right front to go......

I was trying to think of my first finished object and I don't think I have one except some washcloths that were quick and easy. My first cardi is the one I have been working on for over a year.

I am looking forward to this year's Journal Your Christmas. I did it last year and it was a great way to get in the holiday mood. You get prompts to write on for the month of December. Thinking about Christmas' past and what you want to do for the future.
I hope I can finish last year I only did about 10 days.

I hope to get to some LYS's next week. It will be great to get to some yarn in person. The shops are new in the Fargo area so it will neat to see how they are set up and changed.

Till next week.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Secret pal 11 post!!!

I received my second package from my secret pal. It was a wonderful package. I had a skein of Seacoast Handpainted yarn Panda which is a blend of merino/bamboo/nylon. A set of size 2 dpns, a grapefruit scented candle (which is fav of mine), some hazelnut chocolates and a wonderful dpn case to round the package. I had a great time opening it and enjoying the yarn and chocolates. It was great way to enjoy a Friday even though I had to work I got to look at the yarn to get me through the day. I will try to take pics soon. I just haven't had the time to do much of anything.

1st kid is in a play and that is taking up all of her extra time. 2nd kid is playing basketball for the next few weeks. Then I have some mtgs and such next week for my volunteer activities and well as work when is busy depending the day and what is going on with the harvest and shipping things. So really next week I have something going on every day.

I did finish the faroese shawl and I did cast on for the Aspen Grove Shawl from I am doing the fall colorway in reds/yellows. I hope to knit a bit more on it tonight but we will see. I am on ravelry now under the araygirl name. I will update that a bit more as I go. My DH asked me the other day how many projects do I have going. I kinda of ignored the question and just 3 because that is what I had with me at the time. My sock because that is easy knitting just knit. My left front sweater for when I wait for the next game. Then the premie hat because it is also an easy knit but I have to find the directions to start the decreases.

I also have MS3 to do but that is home knitting and quiet time knitting because it requires concentration. I am really thinking to trying to get a retreat going because I need a weekend of knitting to finish some of these projects. I may suggest one at my next guild meeting. Wouldn't that be great a whole weekend of nothing but knitting and finishing projects. All the meals made for you and you just have to worry about finishing that row or taking a nap.

Ahhh to dream......