Sunday, January 3, 2010

happy new year

Well, the new year snuck up on me. I can't believe it's already 2010. Christmas was a tad crazy what with the in-laws staying with us and the whole thing about the roof rat. The in-laws have returned to their water-less home and we are certified rat-free and our roof has been rat-proofed.

I was spoiled rotten at Christmas. I got all my favourite things - a Christmas red Haws watering can, lots of books, Body Shop soap, some alpaca/bamboo yarn (from an alpaca farm near my in-laws), a skein of Wollmeise from Gladys, a set of Addi Clicks, chocolate/candy/cookies, Christmas music (a full recording of Handel's Messiah!), and a ton of Pooh stuff (4 t-shirts, 2 lunch bags, and a mug).

I did a pretty good job of staying away from Boxing Day yarn sales. But I couldn't resist a trip to Dressew and came home with a little yarn and some books:

I spent most of the week between Christmas and New Year's working on my Mondo Cable Cardi. I cast off at Gladys' New Year's Eve party and wove in the ends which was a tricky thing to do because Gladys was doing this:

She's playing something called Dance Dance Revolution and I was laughing so hard that it was difficult to see my stitches.

The cardi was blocked the following day and I was hoping to have hubby take photographs today but the darn thing is still very wet. I'll whip out the tripod and take some self-portraits when it's finally dry.

My next bit of knitting will be socks for me. My sock drawer is down by 3 pairs so I need to fill it up again. I have 5 pairs otn so this is a chance to finish them up and get them on my feet.

Ricky sez, "Mmmmm, I love hot air"


PurlingPirate said...

I'm scared to think how many socks I have otn right now. I should probably at least gather them up and put them all in one place!

Bea said...

mmm...I love hot air. My office was 45F inside the building this morning. Bah. Lovely yarn you have there. Can't wait to see your socks.

knitseashore said...

Happy New Year! You have lots of wonderful gifts to start off 2010! Can't wait to see your cardigan. (And thank you for the lovely card. It was so nice of you to send it!!)