Tuesday started with the headache that wouldn't go away and Wednesday and Thursday was the stomach flu. I didn't have a fever but I was not a happy camper. Luckily I took my work laptop home and was able to work from home. The good news is that my project is rolling out this weekend but that means I had a ton to do this week and being sick was not a motivating factor to get that and my blogging done.
I usually don't mention work here but I have to crow a bit because I have been working on this project for 2 years and am so happy to finally see it come to light. I am really happy and nervous for the system to turn on.
Anyway, now that I am feeling better I figured I would condense a week of posts in a day and update everyone what's been going on. This past weekend was so much fun, I attended the Section 65/66 Alpha Phi Omega Conference. Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed Service Fraternity that I pledged in college and am now an alumni volunteer. Really the conference was great, students got to network and learn how to make their chapters great.
Sunday, I didn't do much. I didn't make it home but was able get some laundry and house cleaning done as well as crochet 5 more Lego Blocks! I mentioned them here and got a bunch more done plus all of my yarn has arrived. I hope to get 20 done this weekend. Wish me luck!
Monday I went out to dinner with a friend and Tuesday my headache prevented me from looking at monitors, screens, lights, sunshine so I became a vampire and hid in the dark. My flu hit on Wednesday morning and I had all of these plans for WIP Wednesday but I didn't get around to it.
Aside from working on the bobbles, I was able to get some work done on my socks. The ankle portion is about 3 inches and really I don't cuff or like tall socks so I think I am going to start on the heel. I admit this is a little scary but I think it will be okay. Hopefully I will have more to show next week.
|I love this yarn, the colorway is awesome and so soft|
I bought Space Cadet Creations - Lucinda Yarn in the Mars Colorway at The Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival in February. This is hand dyed locally and I love supporting local artisans plus really its gorgeous yarn. I could not wait to get it on my needles the trick was finding the right pattern.
I found the Falling Water pattern on Ravelry and knew this would show the yarn well. Okay, I needed a bit of encouragement today from Samie but as I look at the picture I can really see it coming together. The picture doesn't show the color to it's fullest potential but it does show off the pattern and the sparkle.
Lastly, I started on a scarf for Katherine. Katherine is a huge Harry Potter fan and is graduating this fall and I wanted to make her a Hogwarts Scarf as a present. I got the yarn in this week and had to start.
It doesn't look like much but Gryffindor colors will shine through once I start adding the rows of Gold Stripes. I am using the pattern from Year's 3 and 4 from Charmed Knits. I got the book from my friend Amy but hadn't started to knit yet. I am so happy I am able to use it now.
I haven't been reading as much as I like but have the following books in my queue:
- The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen
- Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
- Highlander for the Holidays by Janet Chapman
- So Shelly by Ty Roth
- Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas
- The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig
Well, hope you all have a good weekend and I hope to have some good pictures of recipes on Monday! I am thinking of baking a pie this weekend. Yummy!