Finally I have time when my computer is willing to be online. Yes I have a wee computer problem were my computer has an allergic reaction of too much time on the internet and shuts down. A solution will be coming later this week. This is probably why the "Big Silver" is working normally, it is scared of the sexy young thing that is winging its way here from Dell. I had about given up on this hunk of metal that I built my first new years with churchable, so I logged on to find myself a laptop with my specs at a decent price on Thanksgiving evening.
I have been busy. I have been documenting my time with photos but whenever I log on and sit down to edit photos and upload photos, things crash and so thus I have bided my time.
I attended the PDX blogger Holiday Knit-a-thon. It was really fun to meet everyone and catch up with other. Here is a photo to prove I was there. We met at Gino's which is owned by one of our members. Thanks again Deb.
I knit on my Tree Jacket while I was there. I am knitting it along with the Sexy Knitters Club. I had gotten to the end of the garter stitch section that day. Someone took a photo of me with it on and the neck around my face, but so far no one is fessing up. Since then I have taken pics for WIP Wednesday, which had a computer crash while I was uploading pics and editing them. And I finished it on Saturday night at church. It is currently blocking its little heart out. This is were I was on Wednesday.
We also held a yarn swap at the knit-a-thon. I got 4 skeins of yarn. Only 3 are shown below because, the other one was a simple skein of TOFUtsies that I took pity on and brought home.
I also have been working on socks for my Brother-in-law and his two boys for Christmas.
I also purchased my first skein of Malabrigo. I love the color. I hope ya'll like this sexy yarn photo. If you would like more, click on the pic and there are more on flickr.
My monkey pal flaked on me. Amazingly the angels jumped on it and the packages pummeled my front door the week of Thanksgiving.
I received a little monkey name Hoodwinked, which I thought was so aptly named since I missed out on getting a proper package. The socks were a lovely color of Koigu but they did not fit me, they fit churchable.
The last bits that I have to show you are my FOs for the week. I actually spent quite a bit of time in front of my sewing machine.
First up: A simple black A-line skirt
Second: Reversible Place mats
These are to be given to the bride and groom of the wedding we attended in Arizona. The reason we went on a big road trip to Utah and beyond. They were going to be folding a 1,000 cranes for their wedding, so I gathered inspiration from this. The fabric is quilting cotton from the local quilt store. Simple no pattern place mats.
Third: Pillows for a friend