Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year!

I am totally wondering what happened to the past year -- actually I'm wondering what happened to the past TEN years.  Time flies indeed!

I wish I could say that I've spent nearly every spare moment of my vacation knitting (working on the few projects that are currently on my needles.  Part of my vacation was spent sick in bed, unfortunately!  My mom successfully doctored me back to health and after a few days under her care, I felt halfway human.  But I still didn't do much knitting, which means that I still need to finish 3.5 dishcloths for Momma's annual Christmas gift.  Also have to finish Eric's second sock (I was going great guns on it but messed up a cable and couldn't fix it so I had to rip and re-knit), and also need to finish my laceweight Clapotis.  I'm prioritizing those projects in that exact order and would love to finish all of them by the end of January, so that I can start my "Incredible Custom-Fit Raglan Sweater" for my "Ravelympics 2010" project (careful, that's a Ravelry link!). 

So in other news, I will share what "Santa" brought me for Christmas ... gee I must have been very good this year!  My parents bought me some cute stuff, including a "Porn for Women" wall calendar, a neat mug that I can use for sipping my morning tea, and a couple of charms for my Pandora bracelet!  I got some Christmas money from other family members too,  and my honey gave me an gift card.  So what did I buy?  Knitting stuff of course!  I got 4 of Cat Bordhi's books:

I also bought myself 2 charms for the above-mentioned bracelet. And today I bought a Rio bag from Jordana Paige.  Boy, I can't WAIT for that to arrive.  It seems like it will be the perfect solution to carrying my purse, my knitting bag and often a work bag.  I'm a total bag lady but from all accounts this bag is woooooonnnnderful and is the only bag a knitter needs.  I can't wait to try mine out!  I'm afraid I will get hooked and maybe feel compelled to buy another in a different color :-)  I got black because it goes with everything, but I would love to find a red one.  Apparently Rio used to come in red but not anymore.  How sad!    Anyhoo, I think this bag might make me get rid of some of the others that I've tried and don't like for various reasons.  I'll definitely give y'all an update as soon as it gets here! 

That's all for now, dears.  Methinks it's finally time to cozy up in bed and head off to dreamland.  Hope your New Year is productive, fun and full of knitting.  May your yarn never tangle, and may your dye lots always match!

Until next time,

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