If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that! I am officially securing my place in the Nerd Knitter’s Hall of Fame with my very own felted pocket protector. I was gifted a lovely pen and pencil set for Christmas (I love pen and pencil sets- they make me feel writerly and scholarly). Unfortunately, I destroyed the box the set came in trying to get the pen and pencil out. They were screwed in. What were “they” thinking? Didn’t “they” know someone would want to take them out and use them? Maybe even keep them in a nice box? What was I to do with a loose pen and pencil that belonged together? Now they can sleep cozily together, eagerly anticipating their daily adventures working crossword and sudoku puzzles.
back: front: felted:
This has been the Christmas that never ends- mostly because I keep buying stuff. (Note to self- stop buying stuff.) I set the Jaywalkers aside until I found reinforcement nylon to work in the heels and toes. Elann didn’t have any, but look what they did have. Yarn for a purse for DD#2, a gray vest, a blue summer sweater, and that green- I picked it out for a specific pattern, but I don't remember what. I hope I wrote it down somewhere. I did find reinforcement at Elizabeth's Fiber & Yarn Store, but It didn’t make sense to pay more for shipping than for a card of thread, so I checked the clearance isle and bought yarn for a scarf and socks. Yeah, I know, more pink. I’ve got to branch out. And speaking of branching out, I’m thinking I’ll knit another Branching Out with the white. The Woman in White is this month’s Knit the Classics book, and it’ll be a good knit-a-long project.
My goal this weekend was to finish the first mitten then knit booties. I've been sidetracked. DD#2 was to go with her youth group to throw a birthday party at a nursing home. Each teen was to bring a gift and as scarf was on the list of gift suggestions, I felt compelled to knit one. The Bow-Tie scarf is a quickie. Finished it last night, then the party was postponed due to inclement weather (but once again our forcast snow is rain). At least it's ready for next weekend.
This morning, my Sunday school class took up a collection for Little Life Crisis Pregnancy Center. I volunteered to deliver it this week and hate to go without a little knit something, so I started a MDK kimono. Hubby bought me a most excellent knitterly accouterment, so today will be spent with football, buffalo wings, baby sweater, and a screwdriver. A most excellent day.