Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Weekend

I'm still feeling crappy. Might have to make another trip to the doctor. This weekend, I pretty much did nothing but lounge around and crochet a bit. I thought about trying to knit something new, but my head was not into it.

So I wound some yarn, this is a bit of an event for me.
As you can see, I set it up on my bed. and a tv tray table. It works for me. However the skeins, for some reason, all the middles came out messy! I wound three skeins, some Holiday Yarn Bacon, Lorna's Laces Zombie BBQ and a new yarn to me, Done Roving Frolicking Feet.

I worked on my Zombie BBQ hat and decided to make it a chullo for me.
It is not done, as I'm looking for a yarn to edge it with. I have made several chullos for kids, but I really like them, so made one for me. I made up the design as I went along. I have enough Zombie BBQ to edge it, but I'd like to make a cowl with it also. So I'm thinking if I can find a nice yarn to edge the hat, I can use it for the cowl too. I have some Spud and Chloe I think will work, but I have to find it. Which leads me to this:
Dumping out a bunch of yarn looking for the Spud and Chloe. I ended up stashing a few more skeins on Ravelry, but didn't find the Spud and Chloe. I'm thinking it might be too thin. The Zombie BBQ is like a worsted and I think the Spud and Chloe is sock weight.

I also started on a Bacon hat for my MIL or SIL. They are both getting one. I thought I might knit it, but brain was befuddled, so decided to crochet. But it's very thin and the hook is very small and it's gonna take awhile.
This is me in bed this morning working on it a bit. That's my Croatian blanket in the background. My friend's parents got it for me when I was visiting in 1987 and I've used it ever since. I love it, it's very warm and soft and just so comfortable.

Now I've done some lesson planning, finished some language arts and social studies plans into January. Couldn't bring myself to correct papers.

That was my weekend, exciting huh? Oh I did watch the first season of Battlestar Galatica yesterday (I have it on DVD) and was watching the Harry Potter marathon today...

ETA: Just found a Mission Falls 1824 Wool that I think will be perfect!


Sara said...

All that lovely yarn! Does't it suck that teachers don't *really* get the week-end off? We bring home so much work and it stinks :-(

Anonymous said...

thank you for putting this in my weekend's best! i wish you were feeling better, though....whatever is going around is really bad and long-lasting. it even got me in laos. feel better soon!

Where the nodding violets grow said...

I am sorry that you are feeling poorly. Well done you for plugging away at your Christmas present making. What a lovely box of yarn! I have a swift and ball winder coming for Christmas. I am so excited. I always struggle with winding the wool manually so it will be a real treat for me. I hope you feel better soon.