Why is it that when I need to be doing the most I get the least done?
I thought that I would finish Vash’s robot scarf on Saturday – but instead spent the day Christmas Caroling with the Cub Scouts at our local nursing home (wouldn’t it be a good idea for them to – oh – practice the songs at least once with the boys before having them “carol” songs they don’t know at all? Just a thought.), then passing them off to Chip while I ran to my spinning class (mohair with a flick card – its coming), and then meeting them all at another town park where the annual Christmas parade ended.
Jesse rode on the Boy Scout float yelling “Merry Christmas” and waving to everyone along the way.
Markus and Vash (as “The Storm”) rode on the football team’s float.
You can’t quite tell, but we had a football in lights on top of the float.
Chip was running alongside of the float in the cold (below freezing) weather trying to get pictures of the moving float – so I thought he did okay.
By the time the parade ended and everyone had cookies and hot chocolate, there was not enough time to finish the robot scarf before I started falling asleep – so when I went to bed on Saturday night it was still not done.
Sunday Chip had to be at the resource center so I packed up the boys and the scarf and trucked us all off to church. I finally finished the scarf sitting at the Bagel Cafe while the boys were in Church School and I was drinking my latte. Finally!!
Here you can see the third and last robots in the scarf.
And here are all four robots in the completed scarf.
Another present done. I was glad to see that the illusion would be visible from whatever direction you were looking at the scarf. I think Vash will just love the magic of it all.
Today’s mail contained what I hope is my last Jimmy Beans Wools order. I had a $23.00 gift credit coming from the orders I placed last quarter plus free shipping so I was kinda keeping an eye on their woolwatcher’s sales to see if anything came up to use the credit on. No sense just letting a yarn credit go to waste ;). So here is what I got.
Two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in Springer . . .
and two skeins of Madelinetosh Prairie Yarn in Terre Verte
which, as usual, is not showing its true deep green beauty in the photographs. Sigh.
I finally was able to sit down and decide on a shrug pattern to make for my niece Kaitlyn, but time is running out to make it and nowhere on this pattern does it say how much yarn it takes to complete the pattern. I have two skeins of the yarn I want to use for this, so I am going to start knitting. I know about where the halfway point of the pattern is so if I run out of the first skein before I get to the halfway point, then I’m just heading to Gap and will find something else. I hope this works though, because I think it will be nice if I can finish it. Fingers crossed. I will show you what I get next Monday – when we will really be at holiday crunch time. Tomorrow is show and tell in spinning. See you then!