Friday, January 4, 2008

Having Tidied Up 2007 - Happy New Year!!!

Okay, so I'm a few days late... Given the weather, I could have hibernated through the first few days of the year. So far, the jury is out on 2008 as far as I'm concerned. The first scheduled work day of the year (January 2nd) was a "snow day". We got clobbered. I haven't uploaded the photos of the snow piles in the yard from the camera, but once I do, I'll post them. They are pretty darned impressive. Our snow plow man had to use his tractor with the bucket to move the snow... The half tonne with the plow blade just wasn't going to cut it anymore... If that wasn't enough, it has become bitterly cold. Fortunately, I had a block heater installed in my car in 2003 because without it, I wouldn't have been going anywhere the past couple of days. It is supposed to be warmer over the weekend, followed by above freezing temperatures next week. Oh - that should be fun - NOT! I imagine all sorts of flooded streets that will later become impromptu rinks... Given my clumsy tendencies, I foresee bruises to both my body and my ego in the near future. Most spectacular falls are pretty well guaranteed to happen while I'm dressed in business attire - read: skirt and dress boots. If you see me, try not to laugh, okay?
So did we do anything special for New Year's Eve? Nope. Why not? It SNOWED! We had planned on attending our local First Night activities, but I doubt that we could have gotten out of the driveway so it was a quiet night in.
On the knitting front, I am working on the Cabled and Rib Scarf from Knitspot. The yarn is 100% Superwash Merino from The Sweet Sheep in a yummilicious colourway called Orchid Petal. The scarf is for ME! Me and my new black coat deserve a new scarf. I'm sure of it! The pattern and yarn were the last installment of the Flavour of the Month Club that I received for my birthday. I don't think that I posted photos, but I will try to get a true colour shot of the WIP to post. No promises - indoor photos with artificial light are, well, sucky!
With an enabling nod of thanks to Cynical Knitting Gal, I joined the Secret of the Stole KAL. This will be my first "mystery" KAL. I'm looking forward to it! I finally made a decision about the yarn and ordered 4 skeins of Knitpicks Shadow in Oregon Coast Heather. Of course I ordered some other things, too, but since they're birthday presents for January birthdays, I'm not going to mention them since the January birthday knitters do sometimes drop by for a visit... Now let's hope that everything arrives promptly so that I can knit my swatch for the stole and get some birthday gifts delivered on time (for a change.)
I still want to tell you about my knitting related Christmas gifts, but that may just have to wait...
A belated happy 2008 to everyone - may it be a good year for everyone.

7 comments:

sharon said...

Please don't fall cause that might jinx me for the year. I have been doing so well. I am so resisting the Secret of the Stole Kal - you mean the new one she has right? I haven't even finished the previous one and ... So resisting...

CynicalGal said...

LOL, and an enabling nod back at 'cha! I've never done one either, nor have I ever knit with anything lighter than sock weight. So, here we go!

Nautical Knitter said...

Welcome to the Secret of the Stole II KAL! We are glad to have you aboard!

km said...

I look at those Stoles and I want one. This year I'm going to knit some of my que projects...and maybe next year.

Oh, the snow...it rained here yesterday and the news crews were telling as many as could to stay home. See, we suck...most So. Californians can't even drive in the rain. I don't really know what a block heater is, but I'm guessing that I'd stay in my house from November to April if I lived where you do.

Lisa said...

Still wondering why anyone would want to live in snow after reading about all of yours. I have plenty of room if you need a mid0winter vacation!

I will watch in awe as the two of you go for the Secret of the Stole KAL. I fear that I am not patient enough just yet for that much mystery and suspense!

And as for enabling....that's what knitting friends do for other knitting friends!

p3knitter said...

Good for you - you totally deserve to knit something for yourself!

Jinxsa said...

No matter how bad it gets know that I am out there being way way way clumsier than you. My old boss told me I was an accident constantly happening. I knocked myself out on a counter top sneezing once. I am permidently banned from superglue. It aint pretty!

Send me some of that snow!