Saturday, February 21, 2009
It's the weekend!!!
I'm trying something new. At the end of the week, I clear off all work related matter (this week, anything to do with picture books... yes, I know, that's why I still can honestly say on occasion 'I love my job') and make myself a weekend desk!!
A few weeks ago, too, on Lime & Violet's Daily Chum, there was a post about whether you could tell you were a knitter from your immediate surroundings. As I cleared off all Emily Gravett's picture books, I looked at what was left... then gathered it in place on the desk (away from the messier cords and pieces of paper!)... and said, "Yep, I'm a knitter."
I've just cast on some Wine and Roses mittens to knit alongside Arwen, which is going really well. I'm almost up to the sleeve, which is a slightly scary concept, with the whole front, sleeve, hood being one piece. For the Wine and Roses mittens, I wound up some of my Apple Laine, which I picked up so so long ago, but which I love knitting with. There's this gorgeous silky sheen to it. I'll put some photos up once I've got... ah... a little further than the cast on.
Right now, I'm off for some time on the treadmill before heading off to buy new jeans. I was hanging up my best jeans yesterday when I noticed - horror of horrors - there's a hole in the, um, seat. Well, not quite a hole. But you can see between the threads of the fabric. I can't believe I wore out my best jeans...
In the meantime, I watched this this morning and it simply made my day! Snails partying!