Random thoughts cross my mind today....
For instance, I want to buy some of the beautiful pins I found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store. If I was in NYC I would just spend a day at the Museum. It has been years since I was in NYC. SWCNLBN is from Upstate NY and folks from that part of the State wish that NYC would slide off the map, so we never went there, EVER. What a shame all those wasted years. Oh well, the past is the past and I am ready to re-discover places I have missed the last twelve years.
I have been knitting up a storm even though I have not added any pictures. I keep putting it in writing here so that you all will hold me accountable for the pictures. I finished the second Shur' tugal sock today and will do the Kitchener later when I am at home and have total silence. As many years as I have been doing it you would think that I could do it anywhere. Alas, no way. I still need to concentrate even with the wonderful key chain that Amy gave me in the last swap. The socks are so cozy. Lizzie did a wonderful job with the dying process and I am so glad that I was able to see it in process and then turn the hank into these lovely socks. I hope to get them soaked and blocked by the end of the weekend so that I can drop them off next week for the contest. Officially, we don't have to get them to the shop until the 23rd, but I don't want to tempt fate.
I have also been knitting away on the USS Lehmus-huivi. I had made it all the way up to almost twenty-five repeats when a small child picked it up and it slipped off the needles. Totally my fault. I did not have point protectors on it when I laid it down and I didn't have a life line in it either. With no wee little ones in the house any longer I hardly ever use point protectors, unless I am packing the project to transport it some place. As for not having a life line in place, there is just no excuse and I knew fate would get me for that. I wanted to cry; however, the parents were mortified enough so I just graciously picked it up and put it on the dining room table to fret over after they left. Aside from having to unravel it all and start over I learned a few very important lessons. Lesson one is to always use a life line with lace of this sort. Lesson two is to always use point protectors on lace of this sort. I am finally back at the twenty-five repeat place and need to get some pictures taken. It is stunning even though it has not been soaked and blocked. I can only imagine how wonderful it will look when it is done.
The Red Hot is in limbo. Why? I loathe and despise seaming. In fact if I didn't feel that way I could already be wearing it. When I am finished with the Lehmus-huivi I will be seaming it together. I must admit that the Rowan Calmer was a joy to work with and I am looking forward to making more things with it.
There are currently twelve other projects on the needles on my Ravelry Project Page. Wait, technically Red Robin is done except for the buttons. I don't consider it finished yet because I couldn't use it without the buttons. I must rectify that this weekend as well. Goals for the rest? You bet I haz dem. One of them is a secret project that will be finished in a week, no later than two. As soon as I'm done with that, I will be finishing up the Lehmus-huivi first so that I can get it to Lizzie. Next will be the Traveling Woman followed by the Multnomah. After that, I will get the Turn a Square done. From there it will be a toss up to get the ones with the least amount of work done so that I can turn up the volume on to the ones that will remain.
I really want to see if I can get 10 Shawls in 2010 done. I'm not sure if it is a reasonable goal, as I only have six completed that meet the requirements. The Lehmus-huivi, Traveling Woman and Multnomah would get me to nine. We'll see. I have a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock that may become a Citron but we'll see if I can get to it before the year ends.
I also wanted to toss out this link. I had to laugh at first but then I printed the flyer and thought about it a little harder. I think I'm into it now and will be considering the options so that I can participate. I also have items to send to Amy for her work as well.
Okay gang, I have rambled long enough....