Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I finished a gift last night!  All I have to do is weave a couple of ends in.  I have half of one gift and a quarter of another left.  I hope to have everything out by the beginning of next week.  That means that Christmas will be finally over!  My next project will be for myself.  I bought two skeins of Malabrigo in burgandy and am planning to make Norah Gaughan's Eastscarf.  I am a total sucker for Norah Gaughan's patterns.  

Back in October I knitted two 8-inch squares for the "Friends of Fake News" group on Ravelry.  Painty, one of the moderators, put together this amazing flag afghan for Stephen Colbert.  It was sent out last week and was received at the show on Friday.  We're hoping that our gift gets some airtime so I've been watching "The Colbert Report" with my fingers crossed every night.  Here is Painty's blog entry with a photo of the completed afghan.  Unfortunately, it is so big she wasn't able to take a full picture of it, but I believe she said it ended up being queen-sized.  Luckily, both of my squares are visible in the picture.  Both are white.  One is the second square in the white stripe next to the blue field, and the other is directly below it in the next white stripe down.  So, watch "The Report" and keep your fingers crossed for us!

We had eight inches of snow on Sunday and our plow guy never came, so on top of the tons of yoga I have been doing, I have added snow shoveling to my workout regime.  The city plows dump all the snow in our yard because we are at the end of a dead-end street.  This morning I had to shovel a huge snowbank to free our mailbox.  I'm just glad that I have a truck with four wheel drive so I can get up out of our driveway.  Hopefully we won't get too much more snow before the snow we already have melts.  Too bad it's going to be super duper cold the next couple of days.  Stay warm!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'm glad the afghan has made it to the studio! I do hope he brings it out sometime soon...