Tuesday, November 20, 2012


 I really am getting excited for Thanksgiving now!! I don't like doing endless amounts of dishes but I *DO* like cooking everything.........and EATING it, of course. :) Tomorrow is all marked off to get a bunch of dishes cooked off, like the cranberry sauce and stuffing so Thursday won't be a frantic scramble to get it all done at once. Friday we are going to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra play at Mohegan Sun and then Saturday is back to work. (Hopefully for me too because my new torch is here - just waiting to hook it up now.) And MAYBE there will be a little shopping in there. All online though because I don't have the patience for that kind of nonsense in person. Heh.

Anyhoo it's been nice to have the whole week off from work. I've been keeping myself busy, busy, busy none the less. During the course of the week I have:

 Started/completed the second part of the L*K mystery sampler. I'm feeling pulled to go on to some Xmas stitches now but I really should stick with this to finish it. *sigh*

Started/completed a pair of purple people eating striped socks.

Got a good start on the next pair of socks. Simple 'stems' pattern in an alpaca blend so it's SUPER soft. This yarn, I must say, isn't knitting up at all like I thought it would. It's got a random striping thing going on that I like but I wouldn't have EVER guessed it was going to do that based on how it looks caked up.

Finished up a couple of throw pillows for the guest bedroom that I've been ignoring had on tap since last spring. I finished one of the flower pillows back in May or so and then, uhhhhh, kinda 'forgot' I had purchased enough fabric and pillow inserts for THREE pillows. This is a super wonderful, heavily embroidered/woven designer fabric to the tune of $50+ a yard so yeah. NOT WASTING IT. Very glad to finally have these done!

Finished washing up the last of the hand knits for winter. I still have more scarves stored but I don't think I'll end up actually wearing them - we have enough out now to rotate through. Could really use a pair of gloves/mittens in a brownish theme though now that I've gone through them all.....must start stash/pattern diving to see what I can do about that...

What else? Hmm...

  • I 'hemmed' a couple pairs of new yoga pants. (If you call lopping off the bottom five inches 'hemming'. I call it more like 'reconstructing'. Oh the perils of being really really short! lol)
  • Finished up the three books I had in progress - two good (Shadow of Night/Immortal in Death), one really really bad (Daisy Doolittle Does Divorce). The really really bad one I got at the church sale for $0.50 so no big whoop there. I'll donate it back to them next year so someone else can be afflicted with it. MWAHAHAHAHAHA *evil*
  • Made some really fabulous suppers.
  • Haven't checked my Fitbit but I probably walked about 26-28 miles.
Pretty productive week, right?? I'm not kidding when I say I'm not a person who EVER gets bored. :)

Have a great holiday weekend to those of y'all who are celebrating and to those who aren't, you can still have a great weekend, right??


Dee said...

Let me know how the TSO show is. We have tickets for Dec. 16th.

All your knitting looks great. Love the entrelac scarves.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Maggie said...

Wow you certainly made use of your time off! Love the LK stitching piece and the socks, and the cushion covers.
Have a great Thanksgiving xx

Carol said...

Love your LK piece, Melanie--it is adorable! And those socks are wonderful--such great colors!!

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you have a week off, isn't it--good for you for all that walking :)

Margaret said...

Wow, you made some great stuff while you were off! Love the Lizzie Kate. I finally broke down and bought it for myself. lol! Love the knitted things. The pillows are pretty too. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I'm looking forward to it too!

Jan said...

Did you breathe at all? You were one busy bee. The LK piece is looking great. I love the socks! You can send them down to me any time you like.

Beth said...

Okay that is BEYOND productive and sliding into some kind of "affliction" that is deserving of medical attention! Wow! Love both pairs of socks - the pillows are fab too. At least there was time to read thrown in there, or I'd have been really, really, really worried about you!

valerie said...

Wow, you got so much done on your week off from work! Go you! Great progress on your L*K and your socks are fun! Love them! And the pillows too! Good for you for walking so much! :)

Cath said...

You have certainly been busy. Love the socks and great progress on your LK.
Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoy the concert.X

Vickie said...

Trans Siberian Orchestra! So cool.
Oh. My. Goodness. Girl are you crazy? Wow! So uber productive!! GOOD for you.
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to you two.

Julie said...

My word, you did achieve a lot having a week off, stunning knitting and the stitching mystery looks fabulous.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving celebration.

Siobhán said...

Ummm, yeah, so I pretty much feel like a super slug! LOL You got a TON of stuff done! You go girl! Everything looks great. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the TSO, too.

Catherine said...

Looks Ike you have been a busy girl! Hope your concert was wonderful and your Saturday fulfilling! Enjoy your Sunday!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Boy you have been productive! I like the look of the LK sampler!

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Rachel said...

Those knits are beautiful--I love the colors!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!:)