A Girl's Gotta Knit

A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)

Monday, December 11, 2006

'Tis the season to be jolly!

WOOOOHHHOOOOOOO!!! We got snow!!! I can't even begin to tell you how absolutely, positively excited I was to see everything covered in white!!! So covered in white that I just couldn't even go to work...darn it! :P
The snow definitely got Ken and I into our holiday spirit! Ken decorated the house with Christmas lights and decorations galore!!!! He is definitely giving Clark Griswald a run for his money :)
Since the snow, all the bunnies has gotten their hair cut and now I have lots of spinning to do with the angora....I can't wait....I just need to wait until I am done with all my holiday projects/

We also went to Las Vegas for my company Christmas party! I lost all the money that I went there to loose, but Ken was a BIG WINNER!!! He played in a poker tournament and took 1st place! That's right, 1ST PLACE!!!! Yay him!!! Then he felt some love coming from a blazing 7's machine and boom! $500.00. Sadly, but not suprisingly, we still came back with no money, but boy did we have a great time spending it!

In the meantime of all our goings ons I have been ambitiously plugging away at this afgahn I stared in Christmas 2002...yes, that means this is my 4th year working on it. By my calculations, it should be done by 2010...thank goodness I picked colors I absolutely love because I would have lost motivation long ago if I didn't like it as much as I still do :) Truth be told, the reason I have gotten so much done lately is that I have discovered that during my commute to and from work, driving at 10 miles per hour for 45 minutes, I can easily crochet and drive at the same time...and I am no longer frustrated by I-405 and the fact that my 14 mile commute can take up to 1 hour and 15 minutes each way because now I consider it quality knitting time :)

And though I know I need to really focus on the christmas projects, I did have to squeeze in a little spinning! This one turned out so pretty! And it all stays in the DK to fingering weight range!! Yay me :) You can see the other handspuns here
Hope everyone's holidays have gotten off to a wonderful start...