Just a quick post tonight, friends. I've had a bit of a rough day, and I'm looking forward to sitting down with a glass of wine and my knitting.
Kate-the-Enabler was over last night for a stitch and bitch à deux... We don't get to see each other nearly as much as we'd like (kids, life, responsibilities...), so it's always nice when either of us can make the trek to the others' house for an evening. If you don't have a knitting friend, no wait, a FRIEND who also KNITS living across the street from you, I hughly recommend you get one. Move, cultivate better friends, what have you. It's quite the commodity.
Work continues on the Pacific Islands stole. I'd show you a picture, except that a) Phil took the camera out tonight* and b) it's still fairly egg-cartony, as lace is wont to do. I took a closer look at the pattern today, and I figure that if I knit on this project 5 nights a week (one night off for choir, one night off because I deserve to work on something I won't give away), I've got to knit at least 1 and a half repeats of the longest chart per day if I want to have it grafted, blocked and wrapped by the time we head down to Florida on April 1st.
Better get to it then :)
* He's at the opening event for a local Kite Festival, the Festivent 2009. One of his kites was selected to be the... what? the mascot? of the Festival, and he's pretty excited (rightfully so). It even made the cover of the local paper! See?
The festival goes on all weekend, so I won't be seeing much of him!
Happy Knitting Everyone!