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What about the knitting?

Dsc09060There really wasn't much knitting done over the weekend -- I drove to Chicago while Katie snoozed or snapped pictures of things like "Mars Cheese Castle" with my camera phone.  I drove much of the way home, too, or it was dark.

Oh!  What did I wear?  I ended up wearing a borrowed outfit from Chico's Travelers Collection -- something like the Skyla Jacket and Riverside Pant, both black.  I found a cute tank with some nice detail on sale at Nordstrom's to make it my own and wore that underneath, using a large sterling silver brooch with a calla lily design to hold the jacket closed just below the bustline.  Katie kept telling me how great it looked and how flattering, so I may have to add a few pieces from the collection -- which definitely lives up to its name -- to my own closet.

Carol asked how I was holding up with this NaBloPoMo, post-a-day business.  Let's just say it's harder than it looks and I've never taken more than a day or two off before, but might be looking at a little break come early December.  ; )  I wish I had more time to devote to blogging at the moment, but life and work are always getting in the way of my fun!

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I have started to Knit Unto Others and made good progress on a Multidirectional Scarf for the Red Scarf Project.  Norma's enthusiasm about this project hooked me and she was absolutely right!  I am using the recently won Mango Moon recycled silk, which I originally intended to stripe with something, but that wasn't working.  This is -- it'll be a great scarf with nice weight and drape.

Last night, I had to take a little time to Knit Unto Mack... that Christmas stocking is just not knitting itself!  They will be here sometime over the Thanksgiving holiday and I'd sure like to have a finished stocking!

Work will be weird this week -- I have tomorrow off and Thursday, of course, but not Friday.  Yeah, I know.  That's okay -- I'll bring knitting because I don't think there's going to be much else for me to do.  I have to make "cranberry something" tomorrow, and do some cleaning, and mail some mittens From Hearts to Hands... and blog.  ; )



The stocking is looking great. Do you really think you can finish it that quickly?


Wow, cool knitting, both scarf and stocking.


cranberry something? Is that the stuff from the can ;)


Knitting at work would almost make it worth going in. I'm so looking forward to a 4 day weekend.


I love Chicos clothing -- I have several pieces and find that they are very versatile. I just stared a multi-directional scarf this morning (on my commute) for both Knit Unto Others and RSP -- it looks terrific in the Mango Moon (I'm using a not-as-exciting Paton's Classic Merino varigated).


Sometimes I find it hard to post once a week, you're doing an awesome job though (good thing you have an interesting life and great knitting)! Your Multi scarf is so nice, think how special that kid is gonna feel! I have the same work schedule as you. I'm the only here on Fri, so I'm knitting too.


Your red scarf is looking great. The multidirectional scarf pattern is great--I've made several scarves using that pattern and the recipients seemed to like them.

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