Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Day

So I spent the better part of the day yesterday watching the inauguration of our 44th President. There are one or two things I really insist on watching from start to end and this is one of them. It was a magical ,hope filled event and I was glad to have the opportunity to witness it. I have decided, regardless of who wins our next election, I will be in Washington to be part of the inaugural celebration.

During the event watching, I worked on stash, and knitted a bit. I finished the Big Ivy Scarf previously and here is a pic. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca so it is very warm. A good dog walking scarf.
I have not blocked or weaved in ends yet but that is a good work project. Seeing that I had some leftover yarn I started these yesterday...they are the Bird in Hand Mitten. I think they compliment the scarf nicely.
I am going to finish the mittens and then this sweater...I love this sweater Amhra'n'Gra(Love Song) and like that it uses so much yarn, it feels like I accomplish something every time another skein disappears. I showed DH and he seemed appropriately is a terrific pattern by Bev should go and see her other patterns as well. Then I will cast on for and finish the Delphine sweater by Lorraine . I did not make any knitting goals for myself this year except to complete three of Lorraine's designs. This will be my very first and I am excited. As I am trying to work from stash I will use the Knitpicks Palette initially planned for the sweater in these colors....I really like them and am looking forward to melting into the knitting of this beautiful sweater. I was lucky enough to get a spot in the second Loopy Ewe Spring Fling but let it go as one of my very good friends was not able to attend. I think we will both try again next year and hopefully have another opportunity to partake in the festivities. I also was so lucky to get a lottery spot in the Loopy Ewe Sock Club...terrific patterns, yarns and extras put together by Sheri. They are always a treat and it feels like Christmas every time a package arrives.

I purchased these books in the past few weeks, there are a few sweaters in each o my to do list.
This is what the pups looked like mostly when they were stuck with me when DS2 was away for a week. DS1 and GF did their very best to entertain and spoil the little guys and they were quite successful. Still, these are the faces I was left with during the day
Then, the boy came home.
I will add links later. I just walked the pups, cleaned their eyes, ears and gave baths and they have been dried and are napping. I am now soaked and wish I had a person to take care of me.....

I also want to wish my friend Hariamrit a speedy recovery. GoatLady was the extra special souvenir from SF 1...I have mentioned her often and think of her always. Heal quick friend.UPDATE..Dear Hari is on the mend but please continue to send her great thoughts.


A :-) said...

Sorry to hear that you're not coming to the Fling again this year :-( But that's exciting about the Sock Club! I got in, too!

I used the same title on my blog post today :-)

bev said...

Your Amhra'n is beautiful!!! Thanks for the kind words. Hope your friend heals quickly and you are able to spend time with her.
Puppies looked happy with the son arrived! Aren't they funny?

Knittinggarden said...

I'm sorry that you won't be at the Fling again this year. Who will we borrow knitting tools from? It won't be the same without Hariamrit, either; I was very upset when she decided not to go, and of course now we need to wish her good health.

Hopefully we can all meet up again next year. Enjoy the sock club, I know it will be wonderful.


Lorraine said...

Cheryl- Bev's design is lovely- and totally wearable.

Wishing your friend good thoughts to get better.

Quite the welcoming committee you have there.

Deb said...

I love that scarf and the bird in hand mittens. Cheryl! the colors are gorgeous. And I really want that Mitten book!