Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hibernation and Knitting....

As the weather changes...and here it's been flip-flopping back and forth so much we're all confused as to what season we are in.


When it turns really cold, Mr. Ace goes to the "winter bed" (he has 2 beds--and I think Santa is looking at yet another for him) for a little hibernation...and let me tell you this cat can snore! He will curl up so tight inside the bed you can't tell heads from tails and commence snoring! I'm thinking of taping it for posterity! He has many sleeping positions...sometime he likes to sleep on the edge causing the bed to heel like a sail boat...


Here's yet another sleeping position...usually he wakes when I snap a picture of him, he was obviously very asleep in this one. He never moved a muscle!



Hey I have another FO----



What is it?????



One advantage to having multiple projects going at one time is the "FO rate"! It almost feels like instant gratification! I think I've mentioned this before but I tend to have the "mindless" knitting...you know the things you can do while talking with friends, traveling or when you're brain is just so fried with a weeks worth of CRAP! Then I have the intermediate project...something I can do with the TV going...some thinking required. Lastly I have the "Don't Talk To Me Right Now" work...constant concentration necessary the only thing I can have in the room is music, preferably something soothing...that way if I have to frog it I won't tear it to shreds!!!


So...have you made your guess?



TaDa!!!!



Another Christmas present finished...The Flower Basket Shawl!! Okay, JH...the test is complete...you can do this one!! It only took me 2 weeks!

I made this one on the smaller scale of the Swallowtail Shawl because I'm not sure that my step-daughter would wear a larger one...if she likes this one and says she likes them larger...then that gives me another gift to make in the future! She and advisor for Lia Sophia jewelry, which by the way is beautiful (if you live in the Richmond, VA area and would be interested in hosting a show email me--I know, I know but hey, I'm just an enabler all the way around), and I thought that she could use a smaller shawl to feature a pin.

The only other MAJOR gift I have to finish is my Mom's sweater...and I've just started the sleeve caps!! WahHoo!! A few other smaller things that I can finish in no time...which brings me to my next topic---"Granny Bowl 2006"! I've gotten some great comments about the name of our annual game...there was no question as to what we would call the game--It just seemed natural to call it that! My concern is that I need to get my knitting done prior to the game...if I hurt my hands in any way...there goes Christmas! I already struggle with carpal tunnel and arthritis (when it's cold). I'll be like the episode of Seinfeld when George became a hand model! Can you picture me on the field---"Watch the hands-Watch the hands!" My brother will laugh me off the field!

Well...I'd better get back to the knitting...

Hey, if you get a chance to over to Mary's blog and read about her Knitters Retreat trip! Details-Details...she's got them all!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

4 comments:

Krista said...

Wow! What a shawl. Simply gorgeous.

dixygirl said...

Mr Ace is so cute! and what a beautiful shawl! Good luck in the Granny Bowl!

Sangeeta said...

Your needles are on FIRE!!

Mary said...

Your shawl is gorgeous, Robin! And hey -- thanks for the shout-out!

My Ali-cat snores, too -- it's pretty cute, actually, and it makes me happy to hear it, because she's so high-strung, it's amazing she ever relaxes....