Friday, November 28, 2008

Catching up

This is a picture-heavy post. I've been too busy with the other hobbies in my life to blog. I'm also a procrastinator about putting pix on the computer. It's not one of my favorite jobs.

I've been knitting up a storm (for me anyway). I decided to make some knitted gifts. I, of course, can never wait until Christmas. This is the Utopia hat that I made for Ryan R., one of my helpers at school.This is the Basic Cable Hat from Stitch n Bitch Nation. I have to add another inch or so because the pattern is too short. This hat is for Hallie T., another helper.This hat is another Basic Cable Hat, made for Lindsey D., my next-door neighbor teacher friend.This is A Hat Fit for a Boyfriend, made for Evan W., who is my "little guitar buddy."
This is the same pattern, made for Marc H., a helper.These are the Garter Heel Socks, which I gave to my sister Tia as an early Christmas present. She's been wanting me to make her socks forever. I really liked this pattern. It's similar to the Jaywalker. It's very easy to remember, too.This pair of mittens, I must say, is the best I've ever done. Usually my thumbs turn out lumpy and crappy and too big. These are perfect. I just have to remember 17 stitches at the base of the thumb. This pair will be given to Nichole M.

Thanksgiving was great. We went to my mom's. The food was delicious. The kids were good and had fun.
Over this long weekend, I'm trying to get ahead on some things--cleaning the house, doing laundry, practicing guitar, starting on my next knitting project (another hat, I think), and working on my reading goal of 52 books by the end of the year. I'm on book 50 right now, so I'm in good shape. Oh, and the papers I have to grade! Can't forget those!

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