Jan 10, 2011

Pluggin' Away

0103111522-00The room is chilly, and I wrap up in my snuggly cow-patterned blanket while the fire crackles. I wish I could finish that beautiful image off with a light dusting of snow...unfortunately we are snowed in here in Georgia. It's only about 4-5 inches, but they aren't really prepared for this weather here. The roads are iced over, making the situation worse. Travel is fairly dangerous right now. However, I did use this snow day to my advantage. All of my laundry has been washed, folded, and put away. My room has been tidied and vacuumed. These tasks are so quick to type, but definitely take much more time to perform. Since Georgia has all of 8 sand trucks to cover all of the Atlanta area, we'll be here tomorrow too. I've already got tomorrow's to-do list written up in my head. To Do: Bake bread (we're all out!), clean the bathroom, wash and fold towels, finish a small layette set for Ty's new nephew, and whatever else I can squeeze in.

0110112028-00Recently I've been on a big knitting kick. Though I'm trying to keep my WIPs to two knitting and one crochet at any given time. Kinda botched that with the layette set. But how long can a baby hat and some booties take me? The best part is that I've been using only stash yarn. :) Sweet! I did not take a stashbusting oath or resolution, that would be silly. I try to only make resolutions that I intend to keep. My stash doesn't really bother me. It may bother my family though. The hat is made of some Peaches n' Cream and Knit Picks...either Telemark or Merino Style. Also plan on making these adorably quick booties with the Peaches n' Cream.

What else am I knitting so that my 2-at-a-time rule has been broken, you ask?0104111410-00.jpg Well, Kyrannosaurus is still in progress. It's kinda stumped me, so I am hoping a bit of distraction will get my gears turning. Also, on the needles is Pogona. Have you seen this wrap? Or any of Stephen West's designs? This isn't the first time I've sung his praises, the man is a knitwear genius. I'm in love with the pattern and the yarn. There will definitely be another of these in my future. One thing at a time though. My queue keeps growing, and growing, and growing! No matter what I try to whittle it down, there are just so many gorgeous patterns available. Oh, and the first FO of the new year! My hobo wrap! Wasn't sure I wanted to share this with everyone. It's really not quite as nice as I would have liked. And also done with scraps. That would be the first picture you see up there.

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