07 January, 2008

Happy New Year and all that stuff

I had a wonderful long rest and today had to actually set the alarm and get out of bed and enter back into real life. And reality smacked me, too! How fair is that?? I was doing pretty good time-wise, got all my stuff in my various packs and bags, got all togged up for the weather and headed out to get my bike and wouldn't you know it - the back tire was flat as a pancake!! At least this time I had the presence of mind to get the bike into the back of my car so when I do my run today I can just walk it down to the bike shop as my warm up. But really .... what a way to start the week, eh?

During my California portion of the vacation I didn't get much knitting done. One day I made the mistake of taking up my Liesel scarf and promptly messed up the stitch count. It was very windy that day and my sister had the windows wide open so the wind was whipping around, getting my hair in my eyes and somehow I missed something on the chart. I didn't tink it back ... probably should have but I thought best to just put it away and I haven't taken it out since. I did a few rows on the socks -- it's all foot now and I can finish those up in a couple evenings but I'll probably just take them into noon knitting since they are so nice and portable.

I started a new project but I don't have my camera with me today. It's cold here and I wanted to do something in the round. I chose a V-necked sweater from Fitted Knits. I had purchased some Rowan Soft Tweed at Elann (I think) and was able to get gauge with a 10 1/2 needle. It's going to be a classic sweater that I should be able to get some good wear from.

Saturday night was the big 50th birthday party for a friend of mine and I had volunteered (in a fit of madness, frankly) to get a band together for him. It was touch and go there what with the guitar player getting detained for some traffic infraction and having to search around for a drum kit but it all came together quite nicely. Plus which, as we were setting up we got to watch the Seahawks beat the Redskins and that was a gggrrreat game!!

Now back to the real world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Eesh! That's a horrible way to start the re-entry process! Hope today is better!