I am home now, yay! Well, home as in Los Angeles–at this very second, I’m actually at work.
I have a list of things I need to accomplish before I can do my own projects again:
- a scarf for my sister using yarn she purchased at Webs a couple of weeks ago and a pattern from a crochet magazine (Crochet Today? Interweave Crochet? I forget, they all blend together for me);
- a hat, also for my sister, to match the scarf I gave her for Xmas, using the leftover Lion Suede;
- and a hat for my friend K to match the scarf I gave her for her birthday (fingers crossed that there’s enough yarn left over).
I think I’m free as a bird after that to tackle my own projects, such as:
- finishing my UMass scarf;
- doing something, I don’t know what, with the yarn I bought from Webs;
- tackling my first-ever sweater (I already have the yarn, I just need a pattern);
- finishing my gazillion WIPs;
- and a little (translation: verra ambitious) project I’ve been contemplating for awhile, an intarsia wall-hanging (haven’t decided on a pattern yet–I waver between two or three color movie-poster-theme and multi-color recreation of a work of art).
That last one is the one I’m most excited about, but it really will be a big and scary undertaking (that will require much yarn to boot), so I don’t know when that one will happen. Hopefully in 2008, though.
I also have to figure out what to do with my now largish collection of felted handbags, since I didn’t give away nearly as many as I’d expected to for the holidays. I don’t need that many bags myself, that’s for sure, but I don’t feel comfortable selling them since all but one were made from other people’s patterns. I may yet find people to give them to, or I may use them for some charitable purpose. Or, I may continue my lazy ways, stick them in a bag in a closet, and forget about them until next Christmas. Who knows?
And finally, since this blog is horribly boring enough without including any photos, here’s a picture of my sister’s cat Gabby. Gabby likes to talk (a lot!), is always begging for food, and has the largest eyes any of us have ever seen on a cat. In fact, her vet even examined them for oddities since even he had never seen such large eyes and was afraid she might be in pain (no evidence of this, though).
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Saw your sister’s cat photo. We do laser engraving and this photo would make a great etching. Would you email us a high resolution copy to use for an engraving? See our website for examples of photo engraving.
Tom and Cindy