AuntyNin's Place
Home
AuntyNin Who?
2008 Projects
2007 Projects
2006 Projects

hammond.jpg

Welcome to my world...

Occasional musings on "life, the universe, and everything" from a fiber junkie.
 

January 5, 2009

What I Did on My Vacation (sort of)
 
Vacation is a wonderful thing.  The first day back at w*rk after twelve days off, on the other hand, can be downright depressing.  The alarm's shrill sound at 6AM (well before the sun makes its appearance) after nearly two weeks of sleeping until 9 is ... well ... not at all welcome.
 
The plans outlined in the last post were followed religiously; lots of reading, eating, knitting and sleeping happened.  The reading matter was quite diverse, including such titles as: Pride and Prejudice; Guards!  Guards!; You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But it Helps; Hogfather; and The Other Log of Phileas Fogg.   Foods included a wide variety of tasty tidbits, from quiche to key lime pie, occasionally in amounts rather more than was truly wise, but then, it's the holidays...
 
Not surprisingly at all, a lot of knitting happened.  The Hogfather brought me a lovely scarf kit from Signature Needles, including a ball of lusciously soft yarn - 45% qiviut, 45% merino, 10% silk. 
For indication of scale, the needles are 7" long, with Signature's "stiletto" point, in a 3.75mm size (US5).  The yarn proved so soft and good-feeling in the hands that the project worked up amazingly fast.  It was cast on Christmas day, and cast off on December 30. 
 
Some other knitting happened as well, with the Ice Queen cowl finally off needles, the first of the Sassy Stripes socks done as well, and progress on both the Talia shawl and yet another "stealth" project. 
 
New Year's Eve brought a less pleasant surprise: 
 
That gray mass behind the amber glass is snow piled high on the living room windowsill.  The glass is 8" tall, which means the snowdrift was about 17" deep on the sill.  My first thought on seeing it was, "Boy, am I glad I went grocery shopping yesterday!"  Thus, I was able to fire up the kettle, make some utterly decadent hot chocolate, and revel in not having to go out in the storm. 
 
All good things must come to an end, alas, and now I'm back in the office, embarking on another year of rescuing people from the consequences of their mistakes.  Let's hope it goes better than last year did.
 
 
 
12:12 pm est

2012.06.01 | 2012.03.01 | 2012.02.01 | 2012.01.01 | 2011.12.01 | 2010.12.01 | 2010.04.01 | 2010.02.01 | 2010.01.01 | 2009.12.01 | 2009.11.01 | 2009.10.01 | 2009.01.01 | 2008.12.01 | 2008.11.01 | 2008.10.01 | 2008.09.01 | 2008.08.01 | 2008.07.01 | 2008.06.01 | 2008.05.01 | 2008.04.01 | 2008.03.01 | 2008.02.01 | 2008.01.01 | 2007.12.01 | 2007.11.01 | 2007.10.01 | 2007.09.01 | 2007.08.01 | 2007.07.01 | 2007.06.01 | 2007.05.01 | 2007.04.01 | 2007.03.01 | 2007.02.01 | 2007.01.01 | 2006.12.01 | 2006.11.01 | 2006.10.01 | 2006.09.01 | 2006.08.01 | 2006.07.01 | 2006.06.01 | 2006.05.01 | 2006.04.01 | 2006.03.01 | 2006.02.01 | 2006.01.01 | 2005.12.01 | 2005.11.01

seasocks8.jpg

fibertarian.gif

tsfb.jpg

"Everything happens for a reason, except possibly football." -- Terry Pratchett