Sunday, December 24, 2006

Blog post from the edge.

I spent another 24 hours in the company of ten million people. Okay, maybe a couple dozen. I haven't had a shower since I got here because every time I can get in the shower, someone else is in there, the baby is asleep in the room next door, or it's time to eat.

We're at that stage of Christmas where we spend the days running back and forth between my brother's house and the husbeast's parents'. It's only seven blocks, but with a baby in tow, it gets old, fast.

Ah, well. Knitting knews:

I've done a couple lace swatches for the article, and may - if I do some on the way home - be close to finished with that part of the article before I land in South Carolina. Which is good, 'cause from there, I've got two weeks to finish the thing, and it'll take that long to do the other graphics and charts. Let alone the text. I'm also in danger of running out of yarn. It makes my blood run cold.

THE BLUE SHIMMER IS LONG ENOUGH. REPEAT, THE BLUE SHIMMER IS LONG ENOUGH. I gave it to my mother-in-law last night and she was thrilled with it. Totally thrilled. The yoke is quite long, coming down past her shoulders significantly (dunno how that happened, with the way I'd planned it, but... whatever) and the length was just where she wanted it. Mind you, she's very petite.

My sister-in-law sewed me a very pretty brocade bag that will be nice for tucking small knitting projects into.... I'm really damn glad I knit her that scarf (she loved it). And we gave each other chocolate (Godiva and Lindt). Very funny.

Photos of everything will be forthcoming at some point when I get home and am near my own computer, and camera, and my eyes are not wheeling in my head like a rabid iguana's.

Peace on earth. Good will to men (and women). Happy solstice.

Pass the wine and cookies.


Sheepish Annie said...

The end is in sight!!! Hang in there! It will all be over soon...

Merry Christmas!

Bells said...

Yay for the blue shimmer!!! Hooray!!!

April said...

Congratulations on the Blue Shimmer success! Not that any of us are surprised. Best wishes for a peaceful and cookie filled Christmas! Hugs to The Baby.

NeedleTart said...

Well done on the Shimmer!
Snuggle the baby for us and Merry Christmas!

Jilly Bean said...

Peace on Earth. Good will to men (and women).

We just watched the old 70's John Denver and the Muppets Christmas special and one of my favorite parts is when they get into the argument about what to say. At one point it's something like, "Peace on Earth. Good will to men and women and chickens and bears and Dizzy Gillespie."

As someone who has been following your blog for a little while, I also have to offer my congrats that the Blue Shimmer worked out as well as it did. Merry Christmas!

Amy Lane said...

Feeling a bit dazed myself...happy festivus... and i'm so glad the Shimmer fit!