Friday, April 03, 2009

Nablopomo Bust

I hang my head in shame. Yesterday was only the 2nd day, and I didn't post. But I do have an excuse. I basically do my blogging at work, and yesterday I was awfully busy. But I did think about it, so maybe that counts?

Today is another dreary, rainy day in NYC. It's the kind of day that makes you glad you're at work. The only thing better would be being at home taking a nap. I can't do that on a Friday, so I guess being inside a nice comfortable office is the next best thing.

I've been trying to get up-to-date with my Easter Bunnies. I've got a lot of grandkids to send them to, and it's getting really close. My only problem with buying Bunnies is that I buy candy for myself at the same time. Easter candy is so delicious!

Knitting Stuff

I recently bought some beautiful Malabrigo lace yarn in a burgundy colorway, and even though I'm not finished with any of my other projects, I just have that startitis itch. In my 'archives' I found I have a Rectangular Square Cover Shawl pattern from Knit Picks. I think it will be perfect, so of course I cast on.

Then I didn't like my cast-on. So my good friend V is going to re-cast on for me, make it pretty. And then I'll have another to add to my list of UFOs.

No, I haven't finished the crocheted Noah's Ark Blanket. I keep getting stuck on yarn choices for the little fishies, elephant, giraffe, etc. I have to make. Every time I think I have the right yarn, I start making one and find out I don't like it. I'm getting to the point where I'm almost fed up with the blanket. If I had more time, I might start over on something else. But I want it to be ready for my DIL's baby shower on May 9th, so I have to get busy and finish what I started.

Reading Stuff

I'm now reading the 4th novel in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon series. I'm thinking these books would probably appeal more to men than women because they're all about fighting and capturing and pillaging. But I'm loving them. I noticed that there's a fifth book in the series that was published in January. So I think it will be a while before I get to read it, since my preference is the trade paperback size. It's much more convenient to carry on the train. I highly recommend Bernard Cornwell's novels.

Excuse me while I get back to my Easter candy.

1 comment:

Karen said...

don't feel bad--I really struggled to post every day for Nablopomo in November, so I have pledged to myself to NEVER do that again. I have set some goals for myself that I did not make public, and failed at those. Even though no one but me knew it, I was still bummed out by it.