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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Christmas Gifts: Round 1

Started knitting Christmas presents this weekend. Started with "Backyard Leaves" by Annie Modesett from Scarf Style. This one will be for my Mom. Luckily I had 4 balls of Aurora 8 in my stash left over from my college thesis project.

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It started off a little bit shaky. I got through 1 1/2 repeats and decided to rip it all out. I was knitting a little too tightly and had made several mistakes in the chart. I should have really frogged after 1 repeat, but somehow I thought it would get different. I asked my finance several times if it looked OK and he said it did. Then he fell asleep and when he woke up, the scarf was no more. He seemed a bit more disturbed than I was. I started over, and things are well on the way. I figure if I do at least 2 repeats a day, that should leave enough time to knit my Aunt "Branching Out" in Kidsilk Haze.

Leaving for Minnesota Tuesday night for a business meeting with Target. Not really looking forward to flying - I get MAJOR anxiety attacks. I hope I'll be able to keep the nerves under control with my knitting. If security even thinks about taking it away from me I'll be in tears! Backyard Leaves is at least involved enough that I have to pay complete attention to the chart and counting. The less room I have to think about other things, the better.

Update 11/14: Trip to Minnesota is cancelled! What a relief! Though I don't get away totally clean - it's been rescheduled for 12/5. Oh well. At least I will be able to go to SnB tomorrow. It's our last night at Ten63 before they shut their doors. Sniff....

4 comments:

cynic the lamb said...

So far so good! The scarf is of to a lovely start. Good luck with your trip. The flight will be fine. We'll miss you on Tuesday.

Moni said...

I love your scarf! I've had that pattern on my list for awhile. It's really pretty in that yarn.

Have a good trip!

Amy said...

The scarf looks beautiful!

Lucky thing they postponed your meeting. We are supposed to get a snow storm here in MSP tomorrow. I'm not ready for it to be winter!

mia said...

oh, I'm glad you'll be there for the last ten63 meeting! I might not be though :( I'm scheduled til 11 at work... (working on it however).

the scarf is way cool! branching out is fun ... christmas, so behind so soon I am.