Monday, December 31, 2018

Knitting and Chill

So, I pretty much missed Christmas. I realized this when I went out on an ill-advised outing on the 26th and noticed how not packed the stores were. But the day was nice and peaceful. I rested while alternating cheesy Christmas movies and the Doctor Who marathon on BBC America.

Knitting has been done, but nothing really blog worthy. I made some ugly slipper progress. I swatched a bit for some upcoming projects. And I made a little progress on this scarf...


It's a birthday present for eldest nephew. He turned 13 on the 26th. (So, yeah, still behind on the knitting.) The yarn slowly changes color, so there are some long stripes. I think this picture shows the texture better...


I had to rip back a few rows when I discovered a mistake. It was pretty glaring as it broke up the regular texture pattern. I realized it would be quicker to rip back than to do one of my usual laddering back fixes. I didn't lose too many rows.

The only "finished object" I have to show for the week was a custom order. She wanted my lip balm holders, but 2/3rds the length. That's easy enough...


I would have had them done days ago, but the cold slowed me down. I worked the cold into the timeline I gave her, so these aren't late or anything. Woo-hoo!

As for my cold, it's mostly gone now. I'm just a little stuffy in the nose. And I still have another week off, so I'll be good as new when school starts up again.

I mentioned last week that the blog was all scheduled until the 11th. Well, except for Mondays. This week's posts are a few "extras" from before the break. (I had a couple good stories that I saved just for this week.) 

I hope you have something fun planned for New Year's Eve. See you again in 2019. 😎

11 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I like the effect of the scarf. I'm sure your nephew will like it! I was just thinking too last night about how everyone when they get back to school will be healthy, hopefully no new germs (yeah right).

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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  2. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Are you looking forward to tomorrow’s Dr. Who special? I am.

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    1. I was. I watched it almost live. (I like being able to fast forward through commercials.)

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  3. The scarf is really nice looking. I love that color. Your nephew will think it's great.

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  4. Hi Liz - it's great you've got your craft to help you through when you're feeling not too well. Take care and all the best for 2019 - cheers Hilary

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  5. Nice scarf! I'm doing very little today except relaxing and writing and playing on line scrabble. Happy New Year!

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  6. Glad to hear you're feeling better.
    I got a i-cord knitter for Christmas and I have been playing with that.

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    1. Isn't it fun? I got one several years ago, and it's the only way I make boring I-cords.

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  7. Oh...you poor thing, I know about colds. I got mine a week before Christmas and I am still not well. The scarf looks good and love the color

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    1. If yours is anything like mine, you'll suddenly feel better not too long from now. Feel better soon.

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  8. Oooh, I like the blue. I'm into blue right now. All shades of blue. Hope your cold is gone now.

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