Monday, November 24, 2008

Knitting and Reading

I got to knit this weekend WAHOOOO, both of my main scarves are almost done and I am loving them. I finally decided what to start for my oldest daughter for Christmas (yes I know it is late)but really think this is something that I can complete before Christmas morning. I decided on the Big-Ass Wrap that I saw on
Rita’s blog. I love the way it looks, it is big enough to wrap around a throat or to wear as it is shown in the pix, that I also got from Rita’s blog. I will use a slightly bulkier yarn and bigger needles (my daughter still lives in Georgia, so she does not really need it for the warmth) so it should knit up quickly, as long as startitis does not strike again. I love the buttons but don’t know where to find such big ones, so I may just use a shawl pin or a really pretty knitting needle, I think some of KnitPicks Harmony needles would make great shawl pins, pretty and earthy, but not to flashy. I would love to use the 6”DPN as a shawl pin, but it only goes up to#3, and I would really like a fatter needle, but I think 8” may be too long. Anyone have any suggestions? My daughter does not like a lot of jewelry and what she wears should not be flashy, so. . .

I am still counting comments, so while the contest is closed, I have no announcement yet. I got to meet a lot of people though and it has been fun reading everyone’s favorite yarns.

I forgot to mention last week that I got to read the new J.D. Robb book, Salvation in Death and it was great. I have read all of these books and think they are great. I love to read about the dynamics between Dallas and the people she interacts with, great books, the only problem with them is that it is hard to put them down so I can go to sleep. I also read Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton, which was interesting but I had a hard time with it for some reason, maybe I wasn’t in the mood to read??? Who knows, I will probably pick it up in a couple of months and love it.

I missed two posts this weekend for the post a day for the month (NaBloPoMo), but I decided that posting everyday just to post is tiresome for both the reader and for the writer. Why post just to say I did it, when I am just babbling (even tho that is what most of my posts are). I have made a keen attempt to post everyday and I hope to be able to keep it up, this has been a good challenge for me.

I need to get back to work (yes I am a slug and am posting from work, but it is during my break) so I hope you are all having a great day.


monnibo said...

Congrats on doing NaBloMoPo. I found that random memes were my saviour for those less chatty days... hahah :) I kept them in draft mode for when I needed them.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

The scarf is beautiful to see... I also like the big buttons on it :-)

smariek said...

You're doing great! I'm amazed when people can blog daily. It's a lot of work!

Isn't it wonderful to find patterns for that last minute gift? Glad to see I'm not the only one who hasn't gotten all my knitting gifts figured out.

BTW, I hope you are NOT counting my comments for your contest, cuz I wasn't entering; I already won one of your previous contests, so it's someone else's turn to win. :-)