Thursday, December 6, 2007

Catching Up

Where to begin? My computer crashed (again) and this time it really does seem to be The End. Avi keeps talking about buying me a new computer, and I think I may have to give in. I hate having to dig out my list of website user names and i.ds, but thank heavens the list does exist!

Anyway. Chanukah gifts were completed and have been given. I have no way to resize any of the photos on this computer, so this one is rather large, I'm afraid. It also appears that I can't upload more than one photo, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the rest - sorry about that! Meital loves her octopus (pattern by Jean Greenhowe, whom I have mentioned before. She is, in my opinion, a genius).

Avi actually wore his socks, and while in his usual fashion he has not chosen to comment on the sheer wonder and unadulterated joy that is hand-knit socks, I think he likes them.

Liat was delighted with her fluffy scarf, and I hope to show you a photo of that soon, too.

I am still attempting some stealth knitting. Today I finished a washcloth for Meital, and worked on the first of a pair of gloves for Liat. I am using Koigu for the gloves, and I have to say that is one fabulous yarn! Most likely, on the last night of Chanukah I will put the unfinished first glove into a bag with a note telling her what it is going to be when it grows up.

I have resumed work on the long-abandoned child's jacket in bulky weight yarn. It's moving along quickly, and I hope to get it finished in a week or so. Liat's Doll bag has a considerable length of strap, but something tells me it isn't even half as long as it should be. Knitting a garter stitch strap is really not my idea of fun, but I am so eager to move on the fulling portion of our program that I will probably engage in a marathon session of strap knitting in the next few days, just to be done with the thing.

I managed to finish the baby hat in fingering weight yarn, and have started a pair of socks for Liat in Sockotta. So, lots of knitting going on around here.

No art work of any kind has been accomplished lately, but that must change tomorrow. We are going to celebrate a dear friend's birthday tomorrow night and I must make him a card.


craftyvox said...

Blogger resizes your photographs before posting them to your blog:) You'll get the foll blown version only when you click on the picture.

Love the octopussy btw!!

Jill L said...

Sounds like a great start to Chanukah! Soory about the passing of your computer -- I hope it goes smoothly........

Bobbisox said...

I missed your blogging and thought you weren't doing it anymore. I am happy to find I am wrong. Happy Chanukah to you and your family.