Today's the day I do all the last-minute stuff; finish wrapping (two huge boxes of Duplos, and the goddamn torn scarf left), pack our clothes and my knitting stuff, and finish off the baking. I'm doing a few unplanned batches of cookies to use up ingredients (easy stuff - shortbread cookies and macaroons). While I work, I ponder a few things.
You know how they say blocking changes lace? No kidding. I went from this:
I liked the unblocked version better, damn it. Oh well. It's wrapped and I never have to think of it again.
As soon as the scarf was bound off yesterday, I did what anyone would do under those circumstances.
Cast on for the Steeked Jacket. Of course, while in Ohio I'm going to be knitting lace swatches, but that's okay 'cause I screwed up the first jacket cast-on, and by the time I re-did it my hands were killing me, so a break might be in order.
Oh, and The Baby? She's practicing what she learned at the House of Bounce, by jumping on everything she can find.