...before Aimee is here! YAY! We'll be picking her up at the airport around 9AM Monday morning. I'm sure most of our time will be spent eating and laying around. Sad, isn't it? It seems we are following in our cats paw prints after all! I'm also going to spend some time completing the final phase of Knitter Conversion. I've decided she's going to, I mean, she decided (ahhh, manipulation) she's going to give intarsia or Fair Isle a try.
Though I've been warned by one co-worker that I need to "get a life," (he clearly does not understand the life of a crafster before Christmas) I finally finished the stocking I knit for my aunt. You know, the one I already finished? Well, I frogged the foot and changed the design. I'll post a pic later after I sew in the ends. I also finished a 2nd Christmas present of which I cannot discuss because the recipient may read this. I'm ecstatic! Why? It's not yet December! *all knitters gasp in unison* hehe
I already got my EZ book, Knitting Without Tears, from Amazon. Oh.My.God! In the past when I've read testimonials about her books and "recipes," I've always been a bit skeptical. That's skeptical with one eye-brow raised and both eyes squinked in suspicion. WELL. First of all, this woman is funny! In a kind of whimsical-no-nonsense kind of way. Secondly, everything she says totally makes sense! For example, here's how one of her basic sweater recipes begin: pick a yarn, pick your needles, measure a favorite sweater in inches, calculate gauge with yarn and needles, multiply gauge times inches. You now have the total amount of stitches to cast on your circulars! That's it! So obvious but here I am, excited at the concept. EEEE! OK maybe that's a little much. I'm just a little wound up because my baby sister is coming to visit! HEHehEHehEhe! OK, I guess I should get going. We're cleaning up a bit. I now understand why Faythe and Ryan were obsessive about the cleaning before my visit.