Thursday, November 04, 2010

random bits and pieces...

I won a contest! How cool is that? Robyn over at Knit and Purl Mama held a blogiversary contest, and I won her (very extensive) sock pattern collection. If this doesn't bring back my sock knitting mojo, nothing will...

Although, picking up sock knitting will do nothing to help cure my startitis. Currently on the go - my niece's Team Canada Mittens, socks for my FIL (seriously stalled - they were for Christmas LAST year...) a featherweight cardigan made out of Noro Sekku (may have to rip this and start again - not sure the sizing is working out. Actually, not even sure the yarn is working out. I may put the Sekku aside and start this again with my luscious Tanis Fibre Arts laceweight), more Frill Seeker scarves (as much as this pains me). With all this on the go, I picked out some taupe Australian Merino and started the Berocco Truman vest. Not sure why I did it, but I;m glad I did - I love the wool - it's soft and squooshy and the pattern should go well with my casual wardrobe.

I have mixed feelings about working at home - It's nice to have the flexibility, but I like having an office to put stuff in. We move into the offices late next week, so it will be nice to finally file things in places other than my kitchen table or counter. (Yes, we have office space upstairs, but I prefer working here in the kitchen). At least once we're in the offices, I'm still not required to be there Mon-Fri, 9-5. I'll be an "in early, out early" person, so I can be home for my kid when he gets home from school (or at least, soon after). The Blackberry is both a blessing and a curse - It's nice to be in contact, but sometimes, I DON'T WANT TO BE CONTACTED!

I'm not sure I'm going to get down to Florida this year to visit my mom - with the new job and all, I'll have to see. We may bail this year and do a family trip somewhere next year. We'll see.

I don't have pictures today - I know - no picutres makes for a lame blog post, but the lighting sucks for taking pictures of knitting, and I don't even have anything stored to show you.

I'm a bad blogger...

5 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Congrats on winning the contest again!

Where in FL is your mom? I went down the last 2 winters to visit my grandmother who goes down for the winter. This year with a newborn, I won't be going.

Wannietta said...

Ditto on the congrats!!!

I am not good at working at much but knitting at home ... too many lovely distractions and I'm not very self-disciplined.

Lucky Canuck said...

Congratulations on the contest win!

Needles said...

Tanis Fibre Arts lace seems like a very good reason to start a project over. And I completely understand the Australian Merino. The stuff is very easy to fall for.

Brenda said...

I love love love your cards. How wonderful for your MIL. I didn't enjoy working at home either. Not enough separation form home and work for me.