Friday, January 25, 2008

January 2008

Oh my, where has time gone! Is it really already the 25th of January!

Got taxes done - well almost. Corporate is done, had all the info. The personal return we are still waiting to receive all the 1099's. People are slow getting them out this year. But it's a good thing as hubby hadn't told me about his casino winnings and those have to be reported. I found a few charitable donations to include as well.

I am moving very slowly on my SOC Mystery Knit. Many have already completed theirs and the group has been closed out with the pattern now being offered for sale. I love the knit, not finding the pattern to be difficult, just something that requires my total concentration. I have tried to knit when others around and find I end the row off and have to tink back to find my mistake. It's not worth the heartache, so I only knit when I have total peace and quiet. I have marked the chart every 7 or 8 rows as well as every 10 or so stitches. This has helped tremendously as to keeping everything on track. Easier to find and correct if a mistake is made, usually a missed yarn over.

Connie wanting her own Swan Lake Stole. I feel bad that I didn't offer to make it for her. So I called her and told her to send me yarn and pattern and I'll knit it for her. Where to put on my list of projects... Received the yarn, will re-hank it and wash and then knit the stole.

Currently working on a Rib Warmer in burgundy and black 2 ply yarn. Love the color and the ending fabris it makes. Think it will look great with a black tee and black pants!

Frogged the JellyFish Shrug for Haleigh. Think the yarn doesn't have enough body and will just hang like a wet noodle. Maybe I'll just get another yarn that I can carry with the eyelash I picked and hope it will give it more body...

Waiting for confirmation on grandbaby #6. Oh my heart is heavy as I think son has enough on his plate now with 3 kids. Can understand his 2nd wife wanting a kid, she's still young. Thought they would wait until she was done with schooling tho. This should pretty much seal son's fate to stay in Navy for another 10 years. Where will he go when this current duty is up? Wish there was some way he could have the 3kids and all of them come out to California. I could help them out more and more importantly I could see the kids more!