Sorry, I haven't posted for awhile. I'm been running around like a nutcase. Angie had 3 meets this week, there was a booster meeting, I ended up working a bunch of extra hours at work - why take vacation if you have to put in crazy hours before and after? Friday we went into NYC - more about that tomorrow, There are 2 huge state wide tournaments one for boys, one for girls this weekend. You get the picture - in between, I did have lunch with my friend Grace, had dinner out with "my boys" and there is the never ending laundry, grocery shopping, keeping the house civilized ( no Grace our tree is still up) ACCKKKKKK!
I have gotten a bunch of knitting in in this new year though. I'm halfway done with my 2nd red & white snowflake mitt. I put that aside temporarily, because all of the sudden my January knitting filled up! I had joined a KAL ( knit a long) . It's a mystery shawlette with beads, by the same designer as my Autumn and Dumpling bags. I've never done knitting with beads before, so I sucked Grace into the project and ordered my kit. The knit a long starts on Jan 17th, so still no problem. I have my dishcloth of the month group - I finished that earlier in the week ( no pics until the recipient gets it though). I then signed up for a valentines day swap, It has to be mailed out by the end of the month. OK, that's cool. Then I decided to join the january Hat trick in my hockey group. Still ok, I have 2 hats done ( and my first pom pom ever) and one more to do. Then Grace has a swap on her blog. I can do this so I signed up. Everything was still ok.
Then last week, a at this point secret emergency came up, requiring a couple items to be knit up fast. ANd I started getting nervous. That's why I haven't been blogging much this week.
My first pom - pom!
Earflap hat in 49er colors
Roll Brim hat with Super Chunky yarn!
So to recap. 1 1/2 gloves done - on hold until other projects are complete.
dishcloth swap - done, will mail tomorrow - no pics until received
hat trick - 2 hats done, 1 to go by 1.31
emergency projects - done, mailing out tomorrow
valentines swap -casting on (starting) tomorrow
grace's swap - haven't got a partner yet
Shawl KAL - haven't got kit yet, starts on 1.17
I am hoping to finish the 2 swaps by Friday. Then if I work on the hat at lunch at work, and the shawl at home ( don't want to be dragging beads around) I can work on my mitts, at Angie's meets the last 2 weeks of the month!