5.23.2007

It's all gone

Well, I went to the post office today and sent the shawl to its new owner. It's funny how little it bothered me to let it go. I've moved on to many more projects, so the shawl is just another FO.

What have I been up to?

Well, I made 4 or 5 squares to send to Blacksburg for blankets for the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings. I made a shapely tank out of some candy-apple red silk/cashmere I bought at the end of 2006 (my last purchase before the knit-from-my-stash "diet" began). I'm still sewing in ends, but it's already done. (That's what happens when a knitter gets to attend a 2-day workshop where knitting is accepted.) Now I'm about halfway through a vest for Afghans for Afghans (pattern in the book Knitting for Peace; yarn handspun by my friend, Maia).

The catch with the vest is that I don't know how much yarn I have because it's handspun, so I don't know if I'll have enough to finish it. So far, I'm just at the halfway mark and have a good amount left. I'm going to keep knitting to see if I can finish it; if not, I'll frog it and make the next size down, or maybe a few hats.

On the poochie front, the big news is that we went to J's house for a doggie play date, and boy was it fun! Sure, we were supposed to be knitting, but we spent most of the time staring at our cute pooches, wrestling, rolling, and just plain playing. J has a 4-month-old pup who was ready to play as soon as Henry's paws touched dirt, but my poor nervous-nellie pooch needed time to get used to his new surroundings. So there was Diddy, just rarin' to go, and there was Henry, "marking" every blade of grass. Sigh. But Diddy was patient in her own puppy way, and eventually Henry noticed her--then the fur hit the fan, as it were.

Now we have to make sure these 2 kids get to see a lot of each other--they were both tuckered the next day. This is very good. For those of you who don't own energetic pooches, the goal for any given day is to find an activity to cause severe fatigue. It's not as easy as it sounds.

The Nerdy Household is full of fun activities--gardening, cleaning, organizing, buying a new computer for Nerdy Hubby...all fun.

And we have a long weekend approaching, which will hopefully mean more organizing, but for my Nerdy Office, which has been in disarray since the horrendous basement flooding of October '06.

I do have other knitting news, but I have to keep mum about it until I hear from N that she has received the parcel I sent...boy, I hate waiting!

I don't have any photos of anything because Nerdy Hubby kidnapped my camera for a research trip last week. I'll post some soon.

Meanwhile, it's back to my nerdy library world.

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