I know, I haven't been paying much attention to the blog these past few weeks. I can try and blame it on the season, (only 13 more days til Christmas), my health (the 2nd bout of antibiotics seems to be working), the dogs (Em requires meds 4-6 times a day and Mandy is rejecting the sutures from her spay, she's ok, but she has the oddest bumps on her belly), work (defies description, but the atmosphere at the workplace is turning me into a cross between a scrooge and a grinch and I'm not very happy). On the other hand, at least I'm knitting. Unfortunately no pictures for now, (I lost 1 of the rechargeable battiers to my camera, and therefore it is currently non-functional).
As for my knitting, I've got half a repeat left to go on my Kristina bag, two repeats left on the Gryffindor scarf (an easy knit but the 2x2 ribbing lulls me to sleep everytime I pick it up), and some assorted knitted holiday gifts. Oh and I need to thank my sister's MIL, Judy, for the goodies, She brought me some Birch bark from her backyard in Wilbraham, MA. (Virginia is not known for beautiful birch trees.) I've been wanting to start working with natural dyes, and apparently birch bark gives a lovely purply color... I also need to thank her for a beaded bag pattern. I can't wait to start it, WIth this pattern pre-strung beads are not a necessity, but each bead is placed on the stitch individually. Hopefully I'll be able to figure it out.
Stay safe, stay warm and enjoy the season. Happy Knitting!
*************************** If you need a last minute holiday gift, how about a t-shirt... all proceeds benefit Heifer International and will go toward the purchase of a Kntting Basket (four wool producing animals for a family in need...)