Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Snowy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Snow day! I have to admit that I am so pathetic. When I was a kid, I would wake up early and sit in front of the TV in my pajamas & watch while the school closings were announced. I'm now (sadly) 45 years old and nothing has changed. I was so shocked that my University opens at 10 am today (almost all of other universities in DC are closed!!) My street isn't even plowed at all!
My DH drove to work this morning and told me to STAY HOME!!! He said many roads are not plowed and he struggled to get through some icy spots. Sooooo guess what I plan to do today??? Of course, stay home and KNITTING!!!

I started knitting the front left piece last night.

The back piece is done!

Pretty textured one (sorry, it's dark)

The snowman is happy and wish you a Happy Knitting!!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ice Storm!

Today we are having an ice storm! It was sort of flurries and drizzling sleet all day and the University closed at 2:00pm. I didn't leave my office till 3:30 pm. The traffic was hideous but I'm glad that I got home safely. There is a bad sleet/icy storm coming down on us tonight and tomorrow morning.

Hope the University will close tomorrow so I can knit all day! I finished the back piece of Textured Cardigan. Woo hoo!!! My camera battery died! No photo tonight! *pout*

Stay warm and Happy Knitting!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

So slow.....and

It's Been A Long Week!!

Too much going on at work, too much stress, I've been on overload for awhile and thing keep on piling up. My boss was out of town attending conference all week and he asked me to be the deputy during his absence. Few crisis at work and they took a lot of my time to resolve these issues. I was so glad that two situations were resolved last Friday. Big whew!!!!

My poor DH was sick with bad colds for last four days. He feels little better yesterday and is up doing the errands in the house. In past few days, he needed my full attention, my cooing sounds, my sympathy and my cooking but I was stuck at work during the day time. I was so good taking care of him at night. He is a brave man and a good husband when he’s sick, he wants some good old-fashioned mothering. Sighs!!! But he survived!!! *knocking the wood* I'm perfectly fine.

Update on the needles - Textured Cardigan

So slow progress..... although the instruction is very easy to follow but I knit very slow on every fourth row and knit fast on first three rows. Make knot takes me forever!!!! Purl 3 together and leave stitch on left needle, yarn over, purl 3 together again and slip from needle. Wish I could knit faster but my right waist is really bothering me.

Interweave Knits- Spring 2007 arrrived in my mailbox last Friday. I really *love* the new layout and look. It's very clean and easy to look at.

This caught my eyes and I really want to knit it!!! This will add on my future project list.

Oh oh...I forgot to show you my FO for this month Project Spectrum last week. Monkey Socks! I lovelovelove them so much!!! So soft yarn!!

Pattern: Monkey socks
Source: Knitty
Yarn: 100% merino fingering/sock weight from Woolarina Handpaints.
Needle: Addi Turbo 12" circular needle/Clover DPNs - size 2
Stay warm!!! Happy Knitting!!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I made it!!!

It took me two days to switch to new verison of new blogspot!! Whew!!! Hope this new version is more friendly than the old one.

Will post the FO photo tonight!

Stay supposed to be snow/sleet today!