Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beginnings and Endings

Don't forget the contest. . .

It has been an interesting couple of weeks. I have blogged twice in the past week-and-a-half while away from my computer - aahhh!, the marvels of modern technology. . .Thank you, Blogger for letting me schedule the blog in advance! Why have I been away, you may ask? Well, there was a ski trip planned in a very snowy place (Lake Ann, Michigan) for some of the teens I know, and I was asked along as a chaperon, and it was both an honor and a privilege to spend time with these amazing young people! Bonus! - it was so pretty there. . .cold and snowy, but just beyond beautiful. . .and the snow. . .fresh and new every time it falls. . .beautiful new beginning to this day:"But Pretty," you may ask, "do you ski?"
To which, I would reply, "No, Silly! I barely walk! But I knit. . .!"
So, I started a pair of socks on the way there (7 hours in the car), and I got pretty far on them during the trip, but I did not get an excellent picture of the first finished sock. . .sometimes you just cannot rush into the photography! You know what else you can't rush? A new knitter! I made two of those on the trip, actually!
All in all, it was a great trip, with much knitting and even more fun! A knitter really couldn't ask for more. . .Bonus! - no broken bones for me or Mr. Pretty Knitty (who did ski, but that is a story for another day)! It was a trip that started and ended well, fun for all!

Shortly after ending the trip and returning home, there was another happy ending! I finally finished another pair of fingerless gloves! (This is good, because I keep giving away my fingerless gloves, and I did not have any left! I am so glad to have a pair again. . .these are my favorite kind of handwarmers!)
So many beginnings and endings, but I am not finished yet! College Girl (who really needs a new blog name - ideas?) has finally set a wedding date. . .and it will be before the summer's end!
Pretty really needs to get cracking on turning this yarn into a lacy wedding shawl!
This project is so new that it doesn't even have a Ravelry page yet, but I have a pattern in mind, and I will fill you in as I go. . .wish me luck! My past 36 hours have been spent securing a hall, the church, and a DJ, as well as starting to hash out the details of the food, favors and cake! My brain is now just wedding mush! But I am enjoying the time I have spent with College Girl, dreaming about our her perfect day!

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! And its always fun when new knitters join our ranks!

    Can't wait to see the shawl as it progresses!

  2. Sounds like it was a fun weekend!! And lots of knitting got done too! yay!

  3. Sounds like College Girl is going to be Mrs. Snake sooner that later! Congrats to all:)