Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It's back from exile

Starting on Friday, I am taking a vacation from work. Not that I'm going anywhere, I'm just not going to work for a week. I do this every January, and usually the week between the girls' birthdays. So, I'll have all this time on my hands, what should I do? Why, knit, of course! So, I considered all the UFO's that I have and picked one. I have decided to bring my Rogue back from Exile Sleeve Island. I mean, come on, let's face it. All I have left to do is the sleeves and weave in the ends. I tried to work on it Monday night, but I was too distracted by the fact that we were losing the big game. So, I frogged what progress I did make and threw it back into the basket , then went to bed. Last night I made great progress. I casted back on the first sleeve, did the hem facing, started the chart, got to the part where I had to flip up the hem facing, and them got over half way through the chart, which puts my 1/3 of the way up the sleeve. Then mom asked me this morning what I wanted to do on Friday while the girls were in school. I told her that I didn't care, as long as I had a pair of knitting needles in my hands. So, I plan on, at least, having my Rogue finished by the time I come back from vacation. Once I'm finished with that, I'll start to finish up my Central Park Hoodie. In the in between times, I'll work on my Candle Flame shawl. And I'm going on as if I won't be blogging next week. If anything, I may over blog, if that's possible. Then again, I may get too intent on knitting and not blog at all.

Now for the pics that blogger wouldn't let me up load the other day.

Here is the mess that I made decorating Annie's cake:

Here is what it looked like when I was done. Not the best, as I used store bought icing instead of taking the time to make it.

Yes, it says Wink. That's one of her nick names. She was so tiny when she was born (she weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.) that we called her "Inky Winky", and the Wink part stuck.

And here is Vinny, playing with Annie's tea set:

And this is not just a one time thing. Every time she gets the tea cups out, he's there and waiting. (Imagine the Jaws theme playing in the background.)


lexa said...

The kitty tea set pic is so cute! My dad gave the boys on old tool case. Simba crawled in it to sleep the other day. Didn't look very comfortable, but he must have liked it.

I, too, need to dig out some UFOs. I have a couple of things I really need to finish. And I'm soooo itching for a pair of socks!

Anonymous said...

Tonia....nice & my son got a real laugh out of the "Vinny" playing with the tea set. Dar