today was a over cast day. With disappointing news that hubby didn't get the new position at work. But we know that God still has plans for us. They just don't look like we thought they would. I did catch China soaking up what sunlight there was before I headed to work. This evening I finished the body of the baby sweater and started on one of the arms.
Friday always sneaks up on me, I work earlier that day and it always seems the hardest day of the work week to get up and going. It was a pretty normal Friday that finished up with Preston making spaghetti and garlic bread and we actually enjoyed a date night it at home. Schedules have changed for the girls so we will see them more on the weekends hopefully.
Saturday morning was extremely rough for me, I needed extra help waking up and mr80grit was chatty which made me want to duck tape his mouth. But coffee soon made me a human. Band practice was busy and done before I knew it. Then it was time to wrap gifts and head out for a baby shower. I love knitting gifts that the receiver is overwhelmed with delight. Both mom and dad to be were ecstatic about the gifts. We finished Saturday night off with dinner with Preston's parents at our favorite place! Before calling it quits for the night I did finish my first pair of toe up socks.
Sunday was busy with two church services with lunch and a meeting afterwards. It was quick and fun but a horrible migraine brought me down in the afternoon. I rallied back later by casting on a baby sweater and after ripping back to the 6th row was able to knit into the night. I also cast on new toe up socks at church in the morning
I think I am ready for the new week. Monday is suppose to be in the mid 50's. Really would like a good snow storm, but it looks like the best we are going to get it rain maybe.
While I have been enjoying the sunny days, I need snow and cold days so that I can wear my woolies. Also I am not a fan of bugs and if we don't get colder days for longer time I fear we will be overrun this summer.
Dear Pattern Writer,
I love that you have made a mystery knit a long for socks. However, I wish that you would use standard abbreviations and charts. While I love seeing what the other knitter have completed, your pattern is not fun to knit and has been frogged.
There are days that amaze me that you still hang in and love me. I appreciate the little things that you do for me, like the unexpected chocolate caramels last night. They mean as much as the big things. As we have entered a season of changes, you are my rock and my love.
Dear Fergie and China!
My little four legged sun worshipers! Thank you for the cuddles this week, especially this morning when things were a little rough for me. Your cute voice and happy purrs make me smile.
I finished the baby afghan on Monday, 384 cables...way too many so time for a change no major cables for a bit so boot cuffs for Preston's family is on hold. Working on my toe up socks at night before bed.
Last night I had no focus to do cables, so I finished my first socks of 2015. Then instead of going to work on the afghan, I found myself casting on new socks, these will be a new thing as they are toe up. I have tried once before to do toe-up and I failed. This year again on my list to learn was toe - up. So I first tried the turkish cast on which I will try again, then I did the Jenny Magic Cast on. I am doing a MKAL for the toe-up sock. The 2nd clue came out on Wednesday, so I am a week behind.
The mystery sock will have cables so I am excited to see what happens.
The last few days have been wet and cold, so yesterday it was all about drinking hot drinks. Coffee at the office, that also helped keep me awake. I finished the day knitting with a wonderful cup of hot tea, which relaxed me and made for an enjoyable night of sleep.
So last night was the first college football playoff finale with Ohio State defeating the Oregon Ducks.
I spent most of the game trying to knit on my baby afghan. Which was hard as I was talking to the players on the tv. I love Oregon, I just wished they would have been able to capitalize on their drives.
More football coming this weekend as the NFL playoffs continue, my Cowboys are out and now the Seahawks and the Packers will be playing to see who goes to the big game. Hopefully by then the afghan will be done and I can do simple sock knitting which is easier to do on big games.
As I wasn't prepared for yesterday's really cold and wet weather, not I am feeling under the weather. I am dressed better today and hopefully will rally quickly.
Well with the beginning of a new year, a new schedule has developed. My hours at work have cut back due to business needs which as I got accidentally glutened at the end of my vacation, the new start time is really working for me. I am able to go back to sleep after spending hours awake in the middle of the night. I get a couple of hours of knitting done in the morning and a few hours in the evening. So I am making progress not only on my socks but on the baby afghan I hope to have done for the baby shower on the 24th. I don't know who the socks are for, they are going into the pile for next Christmas. I luck out and have about 6 people that wear all the same size of shoe, so I can knit a bunch at this size and figure out later to whom they go!
Another day filled with fun, family and food. Lunch with the family, where I gave AD a nice warm shawl. Then hubby and I went to the yarn stores. One for boot cuffs yarn as the cousins all wanted some, then hubby wants me to have a hat to go with all my blue shawls.
After going to bed late, got up "early"and went to the movies. We saw the hobbit 3 the battle of five armies in Imax. We grabbed a quick lunch at in and out burger. Home to grab a few things, then off to the yarn store for sock yarn. Our journey took us downtown to hang out in a hotel lobby before dinner. I was able to cast on a new sock, the first one for the year. I was able to get a few rows in before we met up with family and headed to dinner. We went to my sister in law's favorite sushi restaurant, it was so good. Preston, my sil, and I were the only ones of the twelve to order sushi. We had so much fun and an awesome waiter!! There was a couple behind us that got engaged and we all cheered. We brought our own dessert and due to a dear cousin I even got a piece of a wonderful gluten free chocolate cake. So good. I am now exhausted and cannot wait for lunch tomorrow when we all meet up again.