Beth has joined me at Joe's! She is working on word smithing and I am....well you know what I'm doing. I have a guilty announcement. I'm going on a cruise! Apparently I've been working too hard and my family is so worried that they are taking/sending me on a cruise, gotta love this family.
Becky and I are going to Alaska. Having learned my lesson last year on my 25th anniversary trip to the San Juan's (last March) with the fingerless mittens-while very fun, not really warm, I started this pair of mittens. I chose Newport Rocks in 80% Merino/20% Silk. I have knitted these to the fingers (both mittens at once mind you) twice, and knit the cuffs 4 times and just started a fresh last night for the 6th time. I have decided to follow Leigh's pattern for Unisex gloves from One Skein, exactly, I'm on a time deadline, we leave May 19th.
(you may remember these gloves this is a picture just before I took them apart the first time)
I plan to have most of my standing orders finished before I go and sneak fiber along with the wheel on to the boat (OK Mike ship). Becky knowing this about me (Mom I've known you all my life, dah) has planned a lot of "on shore" activities.........
I'm flying to Knitterly, in Petaluma, for a spinning demonstration on May 11 & 12th then fly down to LA for a quick visit and a Mothers Day Celebration ( Steve; Mom, whens Mothers Day?, Me; Don't worry hunny you haven't missed it, Steve; Oh good...) and then fly back to Portland (with Becky (will I need drugs>>>?)), drive to Seattle and then 8 days of ? oh ya fun, fun-not having anything to do with yarn? is it it possible?
The good news! We are so close to being "caught up" that I can taste it. Every skein that Larrissa skeined yesterday (30 was the score) was celebrated with much fan fair, all the way to Larrissa's house I was celebrating (Larrissa was announcing how tired and hungry she was poor thing, 30 is a lot of skeins), and last night had dinner with Beth (who chose to spin) we watched part of Dune, I took apart my gloves again and started to knit the gloves again. Wish me luck! PS Brent has a blog!!!!