Wednesday, January 07, 2004  


It really sucks to be back at work after all the holidays... {sigh}. Of course, this week is especially tough because my choir concerts are this weekend, so between choir and aerobics, I'll be running around every night this week, and both days this weekend. Plus, it was so cold this morning that my hair froze as I walked to work. I definitely think there is a conspiracy to make me stay in bed. Unfortunately, my work has this "thing" about me actually being in the OFFICE, so that doesn't seem to be an option.

I'm still plugging away on the ribbie pullover- I've joined all the pieces, and am working on the raglan shaping. The sweater weighs a ton and, since I'm not far into the raglan decreases yet, each round takes forever. I hope to finish it in a few weeks, though... and start on my next project: a simple bulky turtleneck out of the GGH Boboli yarn I ordered from knitpicks... it is SO amazingly soft, and the color is growing on me- it's kind of a cross between creamy yellow and peach. Not a color I usually wear, but I think it'll look really nice. Of course, I also just ordered A Treasury of Rowan Knits, so we'll see if I end up using the yarn for something out of that book instead... so I must resist starting a new project until the new book comes. :) And then I'll have to resist buying more yarn until I've made something out of the Boboli yarn, and also out of the Capri yarn. See, one of my goals is to use what I have instead of buying more, so I need to use (most) of the yarn I've already purchased... luckily, my stash is tiny- after all, all those "leftovers" from other projects don't really count... they'll eventually find their way into something, or into a new life as cat toys. :)


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