26 November 2006

One more thing from Stitches East ...

Here is one more thing that I bought during my trip to Stitches East at the beginning of the month. It's a felted llama ornament, and according to the woman who was selling it, one of her llamas named Kaleidoscope kindly provided the fur for it. The reason I couldn't show it to you before now was because it was one of Tim's birthday gifts. (Needless to say, the cats found it very interesting!)

I am hoping to finish the knitting of the front of his vest this evening. Then I'll have to wait to block the pieces and finish it. Tim decided that he wanted to paint a room in our house that we have been planning to fix up, into a combination computer/office/craft room. Up until now, it's been all of that, besides a I-don't-know-where-else-to-put-this room, and it was driving us both a little nuts. So we took out all of the things in the room, as well as took down things hung on the wall, and the curtains, and a lot of the stuff got put into the guest bedroom, which is where I would normally block things. The room is painted, and the guest room will need to be emptied out this weekend, since we are having an overnight guest on Saturday, so maybe by this time next week, I can finally get the front and the back blocked! I'm anxious to get it done, not just so I can finish the vest and Tim can be wearing it, but also so I can try my new blocking wires.

Since it will be a while until you see the finished masterpiece, I'll try to get pictures of the two pieces to show you - you know, like a teaser. 'Cause I'm sure my tens of readers - OK, all four of you - really want to have a sneak peek, right?

Back to work tomorrow. Ick. It's really a shame how work cuts into your day. And we had a great Thanksgiving, so I really don't want it to be over. But on the plus side, it is the beginning of Christmastime,** so it's not as bad as it could be. Except for the going back to work part ...

That's it for tonight, time to get myself organized for an evening of TV and knitting. :-)

**Christmastime is December 1 through January 6. Christmas Day falls in there, on the 25th of course. But it's all Christmastime, which is what makes it extra fun. I just thought you should know ...

5 comments:

Carol said...

Can't wait to see it! My project today was getting the lights up outside the house. I'm ready for a shower and a sit and knit;) Think of how much knitting we could do without jobs!

mary said...

I don't have blocking wires so would love to see some teaser pictures while 'on the wires'.

So what did you have for Thanksgiving since you didn't have Turkey?

teabird17 said...

I love the llama! I'll be interested to see how the blocking wires work out for you. One of these days, I'll learn how to block something..

Jasmine said...

As your fourth reader, I just want you to know that I am on the edge of my seat waiting for those photos of the vest. So hurry up (and bad light be damned -- I took horrible photos last night at the local Panera) and get them posted

Carol said...

Thanksgiving was great! Thanks. Your Llama ornament is too much!