Thursday, October 16, 2008

Projects completed

I just finished Blocking the Pacific Northwest Shawl that I've been working on. I think it looks good. The border just about kicked my butt, but I made it through it in one piece. I love shawls and I'm not sure why because my life doesn't really run toward the wearing of them. (Especially this one.) It's so lacy and sheer.
I've also finished the SKA September Orange Mystery Sock from the Ravelry group and mostly I'm happy with the way it came out. The hard part of this one was that it's for someone else for a gift and that makes it hard for the measurement part. It was tight on me when I was taking the photos, but her foot is smaller than mine. Knowing that doesn't make it any easier for me to wait to see if theyactually fit her and whether she likes them. I'll report back after Christmas.
I've started Earl Grey by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee for my son and so far he likes them. We'll have to wait and see on those too.
I paid a visit to my second daughter in Dallas last week and got to spend an evening at the Texas state fair. I have to report that a good time was had by all. There were rides and there was fair food. (That didn't do my diet any good, but what's a fair without funnel cake.) I didn't get to go see the exhibits because husband and daughter were not into that so it was rides and food all the way. I'm not sure how to argue with that since I enjoyed it as much as they did.
Now I have the Earl Greys on needles and I need to work on my Great American Aran Afghan that has been hibernating for over a year now. So off I go to get some of that done and wrap some of the Christmas gifts I already have. Don't throw anything. I'm not done yet.