Thursday, December 28, 2006

Finished objects and such...

I had a list in my head. Maybe I should have written it down and I could have slept better. It was one of those seemingly never ending lists of things to do. It had things to do like finish the booties, get the stocking done, fill out the Bar application, go Christmas shopping, prepare for the blizzard, get some baking done...and study, study, study. Besides that work 50 hours a week, travel to Seattle, and be some semblance of a good mom. Work out.

So today is the 27th and there has been progress. The stocking was done as were the booties. Christmas came and went, and the kids and everyone liked their presents. I saw my bud Joanne at a Knitted Peace. I mailed the Bar application yesterday. I'm behind in my studying. And I have holiday poundage.

Well, I updated the blog. I am trying to learn more things about blogging in the minute amount of time I have for recreational reading. Right now the rest of my brain is filled up with torts and then on to contracts. There will be time, just not until after February 22.

But I cast on a shawl on Christmas. The lovely Casino from Anne over at http://www.knitspot.com/. I had some lovely Lorna's Laces Helen's lace in the stash that I bought from Lorna at her house in Placerville over 4 1/2 years ago, before she sold the company. She had it hanging in the backyard to dry, beautiful colors of red, and Cabernet with a little yellow thrown in. Reminds me of fire.

I have worked on other things, the little guy's pirate hat, my mandarin jacket. And I tried to organize some of the yarn room. My other half gave me the standing wrought iron basket rack from Lantern Moon for Christmas. (Thanks for the hint Greg!) I have recent projects in it, a boat load of Socks That Rock to knit up, and other things.

Speaking of socks, I cast 3 pair on during last week's blizzard and snapped 2 size 1 double points. Cassidy asked if I was knitting mad. Nah - just cranking down on the wrong type of needles. Only one pair has stayed up. So much for blizzard socks. Let's see what snow gets dumped on us today. I don't think I'm going for the socks.

Speaking of the last blizzard, we had 3 feet of snow dumped on us last week. Everything shut down - even the Post Office. The grocery stores are still very low on veggies and milk. But we had fun. The pirate flag went up 2 doors down so there the party went. It was 2 kegs out in the snow, hot buttered rum, the kids playing on the 8 foot piles of shoveled snow, a bonfire for the adults, the streets not yet plowed, and my other half throwing m80s in the snow to see how fireworks light up the piles. It can snow as much as it wants to today.

Well, I have to think what we will do today to entertain the boys. Yesterday it was the Children's Museum and the Aquarium. Maybe some baking later on.

Merry Belated Christmas!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

It was good to see you. Good luck with the Bar exam. I, too, decided to use snow days to arrange my knitting room. Oh my gosh! What a reality check. See you on the 12th.