Today is an odd day at work. By the holiday schedule, the office is closed. Except for us in IT. We decided to trade today for the two scheduled half day holidays of Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I think it was a great idea. I hated the prospect of schlepping in for a total of 3 hours of work. Almost had more commuting time there.
Anyway, it is a grey, cold Monday out there and I am on day two of a horrendous headache. Ick.
All in all, I've been pretty darn busy. Between getting the home network chatting with the XBox (YAY!!), knitting, monkey wrangling and other assorted things, life really has been busy. I intro-ed the monkeys and mom to Star Wars Lego on the xbox. It was cute. Mom and I even played until the wee hours of Saturday night. That was fun!
Saturday, mom and dad took the twins to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's so I could go to celebrate the joint b'day party of Deb and Kim, along with fellow Jersey Spinner, Jessica and special guest Liz. Now that was a blast. I would have stayed longer but I got the guilt phone call from mom wondering if I was ever coming home ;) I'm pleading camnesia. There are great pictures over on Deb's blog and I vaguely remember a group photo being taken by at least two different cameras!
Almost all my knitting time has been dedicated to Kauni. It's my only train/ferry/SnB knitting recently and it has been progressing beautifully. I took this Thurs morning on the way to work. Needless to say, it has progressed a bit since then.
Love it. I've been seriously considering what to do with the sleeves thanks to some prodding by other knitters. Lisa was the first to really call my attention to this little detail. I chatted with Kristen at the MY SnB thursday night as well. It was decided that this pattern would be a bit too busy for the sleeves. Maybe at the cuff was how I left it. Friday morning, I was surfing and hit on this. There's the answer. Plain sleeves!
Whether I try to matchy-match them or go hog wild I'm not sure yet. Probably won't know until I start the second sleeve and I see where my yarn colors are :) But I love the detail body and plain sleeve look. Winner.
Yesterday we had a little houseguest for a visit.
Dad brought the littlest family member in for a romp around the bunny safe kitchen. Here the girls are checking him out. Sara was the most perplexed by the whole bunny thing. I doubt she's ever seen one before (Yeti was already outside when she arrived) and was the most nervous around him. Bandit was pretty relaxed with the cats and even stretched out for a nap with Sara next to him.