Five days into the new year ... so far, I'm doing okay on my resolutions!
I frogged *four* WIPs ... it was mildly painful, but I did it. Now I only have two WIPs going, and I'm trying very hard to stick to just those two, until at least one is finished!
My new perpetual-brown-project, the Malabrigo Crest of the Wave Scarf. It's about a foot long. I want it to be long enough to wind around my neck a couple times, and dangle ... so you'll be seeing this for a while!
Now that I look at it this way ... two long projects sound very boring, don't they? I should keep a small project in constant rotation, so as not to bore the blog community. Just three WIPs ... that's not too many. Totally manageable. I'm sure I won't go nuts and cast on four more, nah ... I wouldn't do that.
I also finished the Big Brown sweater ... but it's too big, so I need to disassemble it at the seams and make a few adjustments. The lovely Berrocco Boboli scarf is finished as well; I'm not ready to show it off yet, though. It's short, and I need to get some buttons to fasten it at the neck. Plus, it's upstairs, and I've already put the camera away.
I caught a ferocious chest cold over the New Year's holiday. How ferocious? Well ... on day two, I didn't even want to knit. That's how bad. In any case, what that means is I still have not spent the lovely $50 gift card I got from my co-workers! My boss traded me cash for it, so now ... drumroll ... I *can* spend it at All About Yarn, my Favorite Local Yarn Store! (In last week's blog I explained that it was an Amex gift card, and AAY doesn't accept AMEX). I know this blows the whole no-buying-new-yarn resolution, but c'mon, people ... it's gift money! Surely that doesn't count, since I'm not spending my own money! In any case, I might spend it on knitting books.
So how is everyone else doing? I'm still icky-sicky, but on the plus side, all the coughing has made my stomach sore, which means I'm not eating as much, and I lost five pounds or so in the last week (I've been exercising too, but the sore-tummy-not-eating helped it all along!)
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Happy Fiber Arts Friday in the New Year!