Thursday, December 18, 2008
If you look to the right of this post (you may also have to scoll down a little), you will see a list of my holiday knitting. Some of them are "hope to get done", while others are "have to get done". For example, it would have been nice to do a pair of slippers for my friend Christina, but I didn't HAVE to do them. However, my mom's fetchings HAVE to get done.
Part B: Have you finished?
Well, as you can also see from the list, a lot HAS been completed. The one "have to get done" item left is the second fetching for my mom. The other things will be a "if I can" kind of thing. I'm actually really proud of how much I DID get done. Having that many FO is a new thing for me. I am notorious for having too many unfinished projects. Don't get me wrong, I still DO have too many unfinished projects, but the number of FINISHED projects is starting to get as big. If that makes any sense.
Have a Merry Christmas! :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The lunchbox was designed by David Rockwell, the CEO and founder of The Rockwell Group, an architecture firm. The box is one of many designed by celebrities as part of The Lunchbox Auction to benefit the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund. The current bid on this fantastic cable knit lunchbox is at $100. The auction ends tomorrow though -- so bid now!
Friday, December 12, 2008
The next few gifts were a homemade bookmark and some stitch markers. As you can see, they too were GORGEOUS. Shelby is definitely one crafty lady! I also got a travel mug that had pictures of things that I like -- including a Starbucks beverage, my Hogwarts House flag and a map of the Northern VA area (where I call home).
Finally, I got an absolutely beautiful clutch bag. It is in my current favorite shade of blue and had a really pretty button that I believe is a Celtic knot. She left it unfelted so I could make it as loose or as tight as I liked, which is VERY considerate of her. I think I will felt it a bit to give it more structure, but it is still an absolutely GORGEOUS bag.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Next, we have a gaggle of Cavells hanging outside in the "balmy" 45 degree weather. Shooting the breeze (and sneaking a smoke!)
Here we have a little self-portrait action.
So, that was Thanksgiving. When I returned to VA on Black Friday I had to get back into packing mode. All of the little things and the clothes that I never wear had to be packed up before my move the next day. Let me tell you, the ENTIRE time all I kept saying was "I have too much JUNK!" It's so true. But of course, pack rat that I am, I couldn't bring myself to pitch any of it. I know, it's ridiculous!
Well, I wish I had pictures from the day of the move or at least some of the boxes, but I was too busy moving to take any. The day of the move was GORGEOUS! Really sunny and not that cold, I'd say it was about 50 degrees. My mom, step dad and little brother came to help, which I LOVE them for. This is the fourth time they've helped me move and so we have it down to a science. Everything went smoothly and nothing was broken. Now I just have to finish unpacking!
Well, that's it folks! I know this was a long one, so I thank you for reading it through. Talk to you again soon!