Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007

Back home, no more travelling, no more company--for a couple of weeks anyways.

Christmas was great--it only took me about 2-3 days to recover from the stomach flu--then company for an overnight and a night out with a good friend (I hadn't been anywhere but the grocery store and Church for 3 weeks and felt like my head would explode).

Christmas knitting did get finished.
My hand was so overworked that it actually fell asleep for a few days. I do have carpal tunnel, so when I overdo it with the knitting, I pay the price and have to sleep with my brace on for a few nights.

I didn't get done all the projects I wanted to. The R2D2 hat took me about 3 weeks and I wasn't expecting that. I did get finished the projects that I needed to, the rest would have been extras.

We just came back from a nice time at my Dad's with 10 adults, 4 toddlers, 3 dogs and a partridge in a pear tree. It was fun but too short.

I am sooo needing to knit some socks. Hubby is finally going to get his first pair!
I just measured his feet, did a gauge swatch and am winging a basic pattern.

The children are nestled all snug in their beds, hubby is sawing away at my spinning wheel in the basement and I am going to couch it for a few hours (little man decided to stay up all night on Saturday so I"m beat--literally all night. He was up from 12-5am and by 4 he was doing "impressions" of sleeping--thought it funny to tell me "Big boy sleep" and then pretend to snore--if he wasn't so cute....)

I have a couple of pictures to share.

The R2D2 hat on the nephew:

I think he liked it.

R2D2 Hat Pattern by Carolyn
Yarn: Elann Devon. 1 ball each of Navy, Grey and White.
Knitpicks Circular in US2 and US 1 for the lining.

Booga Bag #2 with the sister:

Pattern: Booga Bag from Black Sheep Bags
Yarn: Patons SWS in Natural Plum
US10.5 needle from Boye Needlemaster

I also dip dyed some yarn for my sister. I used some of the Jacquard Acid Dye, in Purple. Mixed it with hot water and put the whole hank in. Every 5 minutes or so I'd pull some of the yarn out. This picture is totally junky, but it came out just loverly:

New Years--well let's just say that I'm a party animal and fell asleep on hubby's shoulder at about 11:30pm watching a movie.

We had some sushi, Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres and sparkling juice and settled to watch Click and Inside Man. Click was your basic dumb Adam Sandler movie. Every time I watch one of his movies I swear it will be the last. This one I actually thought might be somewhat appropriate, given he was a family man in the movie--not. Interesting idea but I could do without his 10-year-old-boy-humour.

Inside Man--LOVE Denzel. Have been wanting to see that movie, but as I mentioned little man was up all night and I just crashed. I saw about 20 minutes of the movie and then I was zzzzzzzz.
Saturday night was so much fun. My sister got a Karaoke thing for her Playstation. Way. too. fun.
It rates your singing and shows you a little arrow whether you're on pitch or not. You get to create your own character--mine had a green Mohawk and crazy dance moves.
I actually got a perfect score singing "Time After Time".
I realized that I've never heard the whole "Crazy in Love" song by Beyonce (I had to sing it) and I never want to hear it again.
Crazy fun.

So, Happy 2007.

I am hoping it will be filled with lots of yarn, knitting, (hopefully) spinning, family and fun!!


pippi said...

The Star Wars hat came out sooo soooo awesome!!!!
I'm glad you are feeling better! (The sick always seems to come here for the holidaze, too...)

Hoppy Ewe Ear!!!