Friday, March 11, 2011

Catching Up

The final winner of my 2nd Blogoversary Giveaway has emerged.  Linda, a member of my local knitting guild, is the winner.  I told her it was lucky for her I was feeling too poorly yesterday to blog, otherwise I would have chosen a new winner.

I've had a wicked head cold for three four days now and I'm ready to be rid of it.  On the bright side, I've got my laptop, my VPN token arrived today, and now I can work whenever I need or want to.  I'll be taking a trip next month to meet the rest of my new team - yeah!  It's going to make getting up to speed so much easier.  I've spent the last several days reading all sorts of documents and taking online classes.  I'm not sure it's any clearer to me but at least I'm making progress on my checklist!

Tomorrow is our Thrums & Chums meeting in Brighton.  I'll be picking up Kate and we'll probably both be rebels and knit instead of hook rugs.  I've got two rugs that need to be bound but I have to stay stitch the edges first and I'm not really feeling like sewing tonight.  My friend Jackie will be joining the group to do her best to fill some more spots in the rug hooking workshop at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

I'm making good progress on my Inside-Out Hat and should have it finished tomorrow.  I'm using that yummy Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Chunky yarn -- it's so soft and nice to knit with.  I'll make one more hat using the solid grey alpaca and then I'll go back to the vest for my friend Joanie, that's been languishing in 'indecision-land'.  I'm thinking of ripping the whole thing out and using a different pattern.  Don't gasp Tanya.  I'm not feeling clever enough to do the math and finish it.

Well, I'm off to work on that hat and take some Ny-Quil and call it a night.  Yes, in that order.


Kris Miller said...

Good to see you today at Thrums! Ha Ha! I was a rebel too and brought knitting! What a fun break to do between hooking projects!

Suzanne said...

Good to see you and pinch you! That was really a dreadful thing to go through and could have been so harmful to your business. Let's hope the right word got out to everyone!