My very first Mitten!!!
Isn’t it Lovely?? I finished it this weekend while I was up in Boston. All my girlfriends graceously delt with me knitting away and calling it my "MiTTin"(hard T sound) all day.
It’s partner is already on the needles and I hope to have a full pair a rockin’ by Wednesday!! I couldn’t believe how easy and fast they were to make – especially the thumb! I was a huge skeptic about how that piece was going to work out. No matter how many times I read the pattern directions I still didn’t believe. But as the stitches were unfolding on my needles I started to see how they would work out. Now that I got these down there’s not telling how many mittens I might pump out this winter.
I’m consdiering joining a knit-a-long, but I’m not sure I’m quite there yet. Baby steps! I am still trying to cope with my sock jones. I bought 6 skeins of Koigu on Tuesday… they’re just staring at me! PLUS I have to finish my Manos wrap 🙂 SO much knitting so little time!
Boston was gorgeous this weekend. We’re certainly being spoiled with all this mild weather. It was a perfect ending to a great football season up in BC. They beat NC State with 30 unanswered points. Now I’m not going to lie and tell you that I’m this HUGE die hard BC fan. It is my alma mater but I’m not about to paint my face Maroon and Gold. SO when I tell you that my girlfriends and I were ready to leave 5 minutes into the 1st quarter after NC State scored 10 points on our boys don’t be critcizing! It wasn’t until QB Matt Ryan started to make us believers with a few ESPN type throws that we decided to stick it out the rest of the quarter. We did leave before the end of the game though, we are no fools when it comes to after football game partying.
There was a lot of college reminicing going on this weekend, too. We whipped out all the photo albums and carefully went over each picture saying, "oh remember that" or "God, look how YOUNG we look." I do miss those years but I wouldn’t go back.
Anyway, I know I’ve been off the blog meter for a while, which makes me think that I’ve lost some readership – granted I think there was like 5 people reading to begin with! BUT, I hope you’ll stick it out with me 🙂
Oh and ONE MORE THING, two blogs that I constantly read had this little birthday thing on them, so I thought hey why not. To my shock and surpise this is what it says – these people must be working for Dionne Warwick.
|Your Birthdate: October 10|
|Independent and dominant, you tend to be the alpha dog in most situations.
You’re very confident, and hardly anything ever shakes you.
Mundane tasks tend to drain you – you prefer to be making great plans.
You are quite original. When people don’t "get" you, it bothers you a lot.
Your strength: Your ability to gain respect
Your weakness: Caring too much what others think
Your power color: Orange-red
Your power symbol: Letter X
Your power month: October