Tuesday, October 30, 2012

7 Thingies In All

Remember when I used to talk about knitting? It seems such ages ago. Well, I have been knitting like a fiend for months. I have about 7 projects to do for Christmas, and can't talk about any of them on the blog.

Thing 1 is done. It's blocking right now, and taking up a good section of my living room carpet.

Things 2 and 3 are done, and they are blocked. Looking mighty pretty.

Thing 4 is done and needs to be blocked. Thing 4a is nice, but Thing 4b and 4c are AWESOME.

Thing 5 is in progress - I estimate I'm about 35% done.

Thing 6 and 7 are not cast on yet.

But the good news is, I have (unintentionally) arranged them in order of the amount of time they'll need, so Thing 1 took two months, Thing 2 and 3 about a month, Thing 4 two weeks, and so on. Things 6 and 7 will be quickish.

It's a good thing, too, because we are only 56 days away.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bought meself a new coat.

Deal of the century - $48 at Costco. It's not quite 100% wool, but it's durn close. (I think there's 20% nylon in there.) Also made Elsewhere (i.e., not China) so I'm happy X 2.

Plus, lest we forget - RED! And red is good.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

International Day of Shan - XXXIX

Holy smokes, what a great year it's been. And there are 76 days left of it! Marvellous.

I'm spending today with Julia again - it could become a tradition. Today I'm making the roast chicken with port and cream (again - because last year it was so great), sauteed potatoes, and Reine de Saba: the famous soft-centred chocolate cake. Still undecided on soup.

Go! Have something delicious! Open a bottle and raise a glass for International Day of Shan!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Quoth she:

"Tonight I ate two dinners: one for me and one for my legs."

And that, in a nutshell, is why I am going to meet Lizbon today.