Monday, December 20, 2004

The sixth thing my Christmas bonus got for me is Knitting on the Edge


the new Golding Spindle

another sweater of Cascade

a sweater's worth of Cascade

and a letter expressing their thanks...


...Oh, and a cracked windshield. But that probably didn't come from the bonus, so it's hardly worth mentioning. Except that I love that State Farm will send someone out to my work, fix it without even bothering me, and not need a deductable or anything. This will be my third windshield with Norman, who cracks windshields in cold weather like most folks get chapped lips. The weather dropped from 45 - 55 degrees last week to 8 (count'em - 8) this morning so I should have known the windshield would be a casulty.

GB is home from his business trip, and should be home for a while. At least a week, anyway. And I knit a mitten for Caroline this weekend, but it seems really huge, so now I have to decide if I want to frog it and start over. Looks like there will be enough yarn to do a cute scarf to go with the mittens and hat, so I'll probably bring that to work and do that once the mittens are done - don't want to start before because since measurement doesn't matter for the scarf, I can just knit up all the last bits of yarn. I'd have pictures of the hat and huge mitten (which fits GB with room to spare, and Caroline is a wee bit smaller) but the battery in the camera is charging up. Maybe later this week.

I'm looking forward to getting Knitting on the Edge. I got a good chance to look through it when I stayed at Bess's last fall, and I think it's just what I'll need to solidify the design I have in mind for the green Cascade 220. I have a little version sketched out, and I can see the entire sweater completely done, except for the neck and collar. What I think I'd like to do is in Knitting on the Edge, but I'll need to see how it would work to decide if that's what I'll actually do. It will be my most complex design yet, and I already have the name chosen for it (hey, cart, get back behind that horse!) so I'm really looking forward to starting it. You know, in my spare time.


Blogger Larry said...

I got that book shortly after it came out. I really like it and have used one of the edge patterns for a top I started last fall (still not done). I hear there are some errors in some of the patterns but I haven't experienced that yet. But it's a good book overall. And it's pretty to just look at.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Gracie said...

What a great Christmas bonus! What a lucky gal you are!

The Golding Spindle is gorgeous!

1:41 PM  
Blogger vi said...

that book is on my wish list.
btw, thank you so very much for your help.
I swear ditzy old ladies should NOT be allowed near the computer without a chaperone.
vi-ditzy old lady

2:22 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Bonus? You actually get a Christmas bonus??? I'd put up with bodily function man for enough cash - no, actually, I don't think I would.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Good choice of a book! You are going to love it. I cannot wait to see the lovely sweaters you will make with the Cascade. Yum!

6:29 PM  
Blogger - Rose said...

Your gonna love that book. It is the best. It is one of my favorites.

- Rose

11:32 PM  

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