A finished object!

I’ve been making some progress on that Irish Hiking Scarf and it’s almost 3 feet long now. I have hope that I may someday be able to present it as a finished object. In the meantime, I will be seeing one of my very small friends tomorrow and I made her a belated Christmas present:

It’s cute. She’s cuter. The combination may be deadly. I’ll be sure and post a picture of her with the hat if I can get one. Yarn was Trendsetter Blossom, the pattern was from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I learned how to make a pompom today. Go me.

My daughter wanted to go to our LYS yesterday after we went to the fabric store and got her a pattern to sew on her machine. She wanted to talk to the yarn ladies about a problem with her knitting. Remember, this is the daughter who previously knitted 2 scarves. Anyhow, she’s working on a purse thing. In we went, and I headed for the back so I could wallow in the knitting books. She shyly approached the ladies and showed them her knitting. I heard her say “but there’s all these… holes!” Yep, my daughter’s knitting has holes. But the good kind! The right kind! All is well in purse-land. What a relief.

I got an email today informing me that Knitting Arts is having a holiday sale next week. I may have to go and get some more needles. After much consideration, I’ve decided that I love Inox needles. I have wooden needles, Denise interchangeables, acrylic needles in groovy colors, and Inox needles. The Inox are, by far, my faves. I love their feel, I love their sound. I need more. Thank goodness for sales.

I feel somewhat strange posting about such mundane things while SouthEast Asia is still dealing with so much tragedy. I gave what I could to the relief efforts – there are many worthy organizations listed on the NPR website if you haven’t found one you like yet.

If you need me, I’ll be over here… counting my blessings yet again.

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