Monday, January 14, 2008



It's only Monday, and I'm already hating this week. Thursday would have been my brother's 19th birthday which I can't deny is having an impact on my mood. I'm stressed about work and getting everything done in time. I'm exhausted and moody. And uncoordinated - I actually tripped and fell up the stairs coming home today. Which means I'm sporting a cute bruise on my forehead....sigh.

But the knitting is going very well. I'm speeding along on the second sleeve of Wicker and have high hopes this will be done by the end of the year (or spring. I want to be sure I set attainable goals here!) And while I don't make knitting resolutions I sat down last night to look at my WIPs and plans for the year. Gift knitting will no longer be a last minute thing. While I may not knit a gift a month (there's a KAL just for that purpose), I have written down all the gifts I plan to make so they don't sneak up on me (considering how long socks take me....).

I'm eying the new KnitPicks Harmony DPNs....I've tried to like knitting two socks at once on circulars and I still feel like it's too slow. While it probably isn't, knitting on dpns, especially wood, is just more comfortable to me. Has anyone tried them? Most of the reviews I've seen were good.

And finally, I submitted an ad for approval on Ravelry. Most of the general slots are taken for Jan and Feb, so I had to post them in individual groups. One of them was a Clapotis group - I'm thinking of offering Clapotis sets as well as the usual sets. I'm really loving the ones I made for myself :)


Anonymous said...

I'll totally be keeping you in my thoughts this week. Dates like birthdays can be really tough after losing a loved one. Hang in there!

I hope your week gets better -- take good care of yourself and get lots of rest!

teresa said...


I think you should go ahead and order a set of the Harmony DPNs to try them out for yourself -- it's the only way to know for sure if they're right for you.

Good luck with the Ravelry ad! I think Clapotis sets are a great idea.

Monika said...

We'll be thinking about you! XOXO, Monika and Audrey

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your difficult week; I know it can be tough. I'll be thinking of you.

Good idea about planning ahead on the gift knitting. I should do that, too! I really enjoyed the gift knitting I ended up doing this past xmas and it would have been nice to have more time to do more. I'm gonna do it!