in 48 hours (or thereabouts) we should be pulling up to the cottage in which we are making our home for the rhinebeck trip—can you spell i-m-S-O-r-e-a-d-y?
actually, i am sooo NOT ready! at least, physically (mentally, i’m already IN rhinebeck). i have about 1000 things to do. i am terrrible about leaving home—i put off all the packing chores til the last minute, thus forgetting everything i really need, and bringing all sorts of things i DON’T need.
which makes for wonderful traveling, because it usually means that i am toting a stitch book, several different kinds of yarn, guidebooks, snacks, some sort of audio entertainment, and no underwear.
bite guard be damned! (what? you didn’t think i didn’t grind my teeth did you?)
so, what i’m trying to say is that i need to be fairly brief, though i would love to sit and chat. first order of business is that i need to finish up the manLace and man-oh-man am i close
see that little ball of yarn there? that’s all i have left to knit. i should be able to squeeze the rest of this pattern repeat out of it, and the edging. we put it on david last night and it looked great (even with the needles hanging off). i’ll be able to pin it out tonite after i finish it up and when i come home next week, we shall have some modeling pictures.
the petite casino is done and blocked
i unpinned it this morning and it just needs the ends woven in. look for it at rhinebeck—i’ll be wearing it at least one day and i’ll probably leave it with chris at the Briar Rose booth on sunday.
now tonite, if i have any time left over, and i think i will, i am going to start the cashmere manLace, and swatch for the red turtleneck in the malabrigo yarn. you can’t even imagine how i’ve been dying to get my hands into that yarn.
these hands are sore from all the computer jabbberwockey i cranked out all weekend. i’m not completely out of the woods yet as far as what my boss WISHES i would finish before i go, but at least i’ve got done what i was originally supposed to get done. (does that even make sense? does your boss do that too—add to your workpile before you go just because you are getting time off—like a hedge fund of sorts? jeesh.).
well for right now, i’m going off to knit! enough work for one day.