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Archive for December 13th, 2006


Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Wednesday was packed. I started the day helping my friend with her computer. From there I went to my private lesson on the west side, and then back to the east side to drop off a pattern order at Rae’s. I then proceeded to Foster Center to teach CityKidz Knit! program (those kids are just amazing, my glove girl finished 2 more fingers and started the thumb, I think she’ll finish a glove tomorrow).

After CityKidz, I ran home, changed into dressy clothing for the Habibi Dancers’ holiday gala dinner/party, then home briefly to change back into a warm sweater and back to my friend’s house with more computer hassles to figure out. I got home around 1:30am.

At CityKidz we dyed more yarn with Kool-Aid, great fun. I had a girl come back I had not seen since spring, that was great. There is nothing like my CityKidz to make my day into sunshine!

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Speaking of weather, it’s unseasonably warm here. It should be around freezing but it has been in the upper 40s F. It was 42 after dark today. It has rained a lot but not heavy rain, it has just been a mist most of the time. We have green grass and squirrels running around with nuts in their mouths. I don’t know if it looks like spring or fall, it definitely does not look like December in Michigan!

Adorable Knitted Tree Decorations

Diana tells me she made some tiny Sassy Summer Handbags as tree ornaments, and she also made some infant size 0 Fast Florida Footies. I sent her red and green yarn (Cascade 220) and she went to town being creative. I am excited to see what these look like, it’s bound to be really adorable. She’s sending me the items in the mail, maybe she’ll take a photo for her own blog before she sends them off.

More Fat Socks

Lately my knitting consists of sock after sock in fat yarn. I’m 2/3 of the way through a first afterthought-heel sock for Brian in Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran, a sort of pale teal. Really nice yarn, a great color, but one that Brian would wear more than I would.

I bought this yarn last year thinking I’d make warmish gloves. Then I found some affordable angora-blend gloves at Target and bought those. I love it when I find things already knit for me, in fibers/colors I like. These gloves are black but that allowed me to have warm fingers right away, and now Brian gets socks. Cool!

Photo Soon: Knitted Gift

At the Habibi Dancers holiday party I was given an incredible handknit gift. I will leave you in suspense until I can get a photograph. Sally (dance name Sara) knit me a very unusual item because she knew I’d really appreciate it. Photos I hope very soon.

Bedtime. Catch you Thursday.