Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Hi ho hi ho, off to New Orleans we go!

Halloween has come and gone. Halloween always marks the beginning of the holidays for me. We have Halloween, then a week later, my birthday, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and New Year’s. The next 8 weeks will fly by and it’ll be 2005. Yikes.

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been working hard on the socks for my brother for Christmas (finished!), Sport (seaming and buttons need to be done) and a secret present for a friend for her birthday (Friday). I should be working on my sister’s tank for her birthday, but I have no desire, and even if I did, it wouldn’t be done for Friday. Too many birthdays in November! And because I’m crazy and addicted to socks, I started the Fluted Banister socks for the 6SoxAlong, but I’m not crazy about them. Maybe they’re too big? I’m up to the gusset decreases on the first sock…maybe I’ll frog it and do it on smaller needles.

I got the yarn to make a baby blanket for hubby’s cousin and wife. They’re due in January. It’s going to be my plane knitting. We’re headed to New Orleans to celebrate my 30th birthday. We leave Tuesday and we’ll be back on Sat. Sat. is going to be a killer for me…when we land we’ve got to hightail it to a friend’s house for a surprise birthday party (again with the November birthdays!). I’m going to want to sleep all day on Sunday. But then again, I’ll have bought yarn in New Orleans…maybe I’ll knit! :)

I need advice...the yarn I bought at Rhinebeck…I can’t wind it into a ball. It’s gorgeous yarn, really it is, and I have a pattern picked out and everything, but I can’t work with it the way it is. I got out my swift and ball winder and it became a tangled mess. See, it’s a strand of something or other and a strand of ribbon….and one or the other or both keeps getting into knots. I’m ¾ way thru winding the first hank…it’s taken a good 4 hours so far to untangle it while watching tv, but I can’t imagine doing this again with the second hank. Any suggestions, other than screaming?

Maybe one more post before New Orleans...or not...

5 comments:

Abbey said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great trip and eat lots of great food....and of course, find a LYS there and buy lots of great yarn!

theraydog79 said...

your making a tank for mo? wow where'd you get all the metal? and does she know how to drive it?

Gina said...

How about a glass of birthday wine to take the edge off? Enjoy NOLA.

Pam said...

Perhaps wind the yarn by hand??

Lonny Kaestner said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!