Monday, December 17, 2007

Grabbing the bull by the horns

Once in a while, all you can do is hold on for dear life and go along for the ride. Life has been crazy busy for a while but I think it is finally starting to slow down a bit. I'm looking forward to a long holiday break with lots of knitting over the next few weeks.

So, what have I been up to lately? As the picture at the start of this post shows, I rode a mechanical bull on Thursday. In honor of my friend Megan's 30th birthday, we kicked off the festivities with a midnight bull ride to usher her into a new decade. It was a lot of fun but I wish that my work Christmas party hadn't been the same night. The food at the party was amazing and I had a little too much to eat to fully enjoy being spun around on a mechanical bull.

We continued the festivities Friday night with drinks and dancing to round out the birthday celebration. Saturday, I took the day off and focused on knitting e.'s Christmas present socks. I am now to the toe and should be able to finish them tonight. I must get them finished by Wednesday or else I will not be able to give them to him until after the New Year.

Sunday, very little knitting took place as p. had gotten tickets to go to the ballet to see The Snow Queen. It was an interesting production but I'm glad we got to maintain p.'s tradition of doing as she puts it "something cultural around the holidays."

On the knitting front, I am nearly finished with e.'s garter rib socks. I haven't worked much on Wicked this past week and need to finish Jamie's Christmas present hat. I knit a Mason Dixon dishcloth for my grandma and am hoping to squeeze in knitting her another one. Waiting in the "I'm dying to cast on but will wait until I finish e.'s socks" wing is a lovely skein of Yarn Love Joan of Arc in the Fling colorway that is destined to become a pair of Dublin Bay Socks. I was originally going to use this for plain stockinette socks but I like the little bit of visual interest that the lace panels give without competing with the vibrant colorway. I'm also really looking forward to doing an eye of partridge heel.

1 comment:

Cougar said...

Congratulations on riding the bull...but there is no way whatsoever that I myself would get on one, real or mechanical either one LOL.
Looked over your blog...you have done some right good knitting...and a lot of it. Your slippers are very interesting also...love that color...would you be able to share the pattern you used?
Hopefully things will slow down after Christmas and you won't be hurry-scurrying to get stuff done. ~Tricia