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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Weekend Notes

My weekend started out with a lovely girl's breakfast out with my mother, followed by a mutually enabling trip to some local craft stores. We checked out a little fabric place on the East End, where I found this great fabric:

I've recently found out a good friend is pregnant with her second child, and while she's not due until July, I'm on the look out for good baby quilt fabric. I loved this for a backing. It'll work for either sex (they didn't find out what they were having with the last baby, but they may this time around, so I'm not sure how unisex I'll have to go.) I really love the colors. And on a side note, can I just say how much I love making baby quilts. The built in deadline is exactly what I need to make sure I actually finish these projects.

Our second stop was Knitwit, the shop I took my class at, where I was able to find sock yarn to make socks for my mother. (She's allergic to wool.) Anna happens to carry sock yarn made out of corn fiber (which is just really cool). So we picked a good color, and I'll aim to see if I can get those done for her birthday in February.

Which brings me to my socks. Yesterday afternoon was definitely a good afternoon for hunkering down (though I admit, it turned out to be a rather pathetic nor'easter). I confess I frogged the socks twice between yesterday and my last sock post, so I started from scratch, but look how far I got. I nearly have a full sock! It's so exciting! I was originally thinking I might go straight to my sister's sock once I'd finished one of mine, on the off-chance I could get them done in time to send them home with her when she visits during Thanksgiving, but I want my other one so I can wear them. They'll be cheap to mail. I'm just really glad that Anna stocks less expensive sock yarn than the stuff I bought in York, is all I can say about that.

And lastly, I'm off to a start with Nanowrimo. I'm definitely behind my daily word count that would ideally keep me on track, but I'm happy with where I am. I got home on Friday, after a very long day of spreadsheet management (definitely my least favorite part of this project), and I didn't want to turn on my computer. And I don't see anything wrong with that. I've known for a while that I don't have the time to write like I did when I was in school, and if nothing else, I wanted to do Nanowrimo to remind myself that I still do have time. I just have to make sure I take advantage of it. So I may not win, but I at least feel like I'm giving it a good go.

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