Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm Back

California was great / exhausting. We had a pretty good show, but the travel was hard. I was able to see my son for a few hours - awesome treat - and had dinner with sister-in-law and her husband. Fun.

Two years ago when I was returning from California I bought some yarn and a pattern at the last minute and spend my plane ride working on a project for granddaughter C. It was a quick knit and fun to do. I don't remember if was knitting for her last year on my way home, but I decided, when I was in Oakland, that I should make this an annual tradition - each year I'll knit something for C when I return from my January California trip. It's a 6-hour trip, more or less, and I can get some really good knitting time in. In Oakland, I bought some yarn and a pattern for a vest. I didn't finish it, but I did complete the back and most of the front. Since coming home, I've finished the front, sewed together the shoulder seams, and knit the neckline rib with picot bindoff. All that's left is the side seams and armhole rib/picot. Can't wait.

I did complete a little jumper before I left town. Too cute.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Today is not Friday

I usually post on Fridays; it seems like a good day to wrap things up. But this Friday I'll be standing in a trade show booth, hopefully selling yarn like crazy. Yep. I'm off to Long Beach in the morning - 2 days of prep; 3 days of selling; 2 days of meetings; a short visit with boy-child; then home - 8 days away from New England! It was really hard to pack for such a long trip! (Let's see, if I wear these shoes on the plane, then these other shoes on the show floor for 3 days, then ... wait, what about that brown outfit? well maybe brown should stay at home 'cause it would dictate another pair of shoes and there isn't any room for more shoes!)

I'll try to post a picture or two on Friday. I expect they will be pictures of yarn, 'cause that's what it's all about.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Starting 2008

Since 2007 was so difficult for me and my family, I'm hopeful that 2008 will be a winner!

Having everyone home for the Xmas holidays was a great way to end last year. Lots of little joys add up, so I'm going to make a point of celebrating and noting the special moments. Here's my first one. Can you count to five? Happy New Year!