Jan 27, 2006

Yay Friday

So after two days at home with strep throat (waiting for throat culture to confirm it)-
(My throat still hurts but its no longer an agony to drink liquids)I returned to work for the traditional "short friday" at my office. By the time I got there I was ready to go home and back to bed, but I toughed it out the rest of the day.

I originally had plans to go visit a friend of mine this evening, but he has a 2 year old son, and I didn't want to risk infecting him with whatever I have so I decided to reschedule him for another night.

With a few hours to kill after work I went to KnitNY with my friend to work on stuff for a few hours. While there, I got filmed for Italian TV, which was kind of fun. I finished Dunkin Donuts Fuzzy Foot 1 and made some real progress on the back of my Yak/Merino Sweater. I haven't photographed either today but for those who want a pic
how about one of this guy...

Who knew something that looked like this could produce such soft yarn. He's sorta cute , isn't he.? :)

Got home early (7 ish), put my laundry in and decided to learn to do Fair Isle.
I picked an easy practice exercise from the First Knits Book and produced this swatch.

Gorgeous it isn't, but it matches
the picture in the book perfectly
so I"ll call it a win.

I'd imagine it gets easier with time but as
a first timer it felt like I could use a few more hands :)

And the back side of it? Whew.. what a mess.

Still, fun to learn something new.

Oh.. and remember my friend who picked up the alpaca for me? Well another friend, the beader, said she made stitch markers for me! I feel very lucky to have such thoughtful and generous friends.

Have a great weekend all!


Mandy said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon! Your fair isle looks good! Get lots of rest and knit all weekend!

Dani said...

From what I can tell your friends are so good to you because, well YOU DESERVE IT?

Sorry you had to cancel original plans but Italian TV sounds fun! ANd the Fair Isle! "Color" me impressed LOL (Sorry couldnt help it - you know Im corny, and if you had ANY doubts before, well, Ive proved it now!)


Jennifer said...

I hope you get lots of rest this weekend and that you feel better.

Elwood & Lily's mom said...

HI! FOund you finally...love your blogggggg. So is the dunkin donuts thingy, my thingy?? :)

Jay said...

Hope you're feeling better.

luvnbeng said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! As soon as you feel up to it, let's get together!