My crochet blanket is nearly complete. I simply have to wash it and block it. I was working on the trim but I have run out of yarn. Three skeins of yarn later and voila, a blanket.
At some point you can see where the pattern just dissolved but I don't think a newborn is really going to critique me about it. I need to wash it, stretch it out and then mail it to the expecting mother! Since you may read this blog post I won't be mentioning your name but congratulations.
As for the shawl I'm working on... Well, I had to pull out about two hours of work today because I dropped a stitch eight lines ago. Lame. Very very lame. I had 200 out of 201 stitches. Le sigh. This was the first time I had to pull out quite so many lines so I was quite honestly very reluctant to do so. Took me four days to work up the gumption and involved picking up and finishing the aforementioned blanket and a book or two at the library but I did it. Picked up my stitches and getting right back into the swing on knitting.
When you make a baby blanket everyone needs to know if you are pregnant or if you have kids. It's a weird way to bring up the topic after I just mentioned I was making a blanket for a friend. Everyone at work asks. After I say no, not pregnant nor do I have any children they want to know why? Why don't I just pop a baby out without regards to its future or well-being? Because we can't afford a dog right now, not to mention a child. Children mean more to me than just some duty. If I can't give a child a good life I don't want one right now. Don't tell Tad that though, I've been nagging him like crazy just for fun.
What else have I done? Cake pops. Tori and I went cake popping Monday and made adorable, creepy cake pop figurines. Even though mine started as a cupcake, it is definitely a duck. Definitely.
As you can see, the cake pop class was also in a yarn cafe. Too bad it was so inconvenient to get to. I'd like to shop there. Ahh! I don't need any more yarn yet! Bad hoarding habits! Bad!
Back to work and Toastmastering. Enjoying the only intercalary day in the Gregorian calender by being grumpy and crampy. Jaa!
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