I won’t even begin to list the things I need to do, because if I have to one more time to one more person I may just seriously lose something!

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I finished Angel’s pink sweater and she’s been wearing it since! Here it is blocking. I’ll try and get a photo of her in it tomorrow.

I acquired a GORGEOUS sweater of my own!! Mom made a hooded sweater out of the “Gertrude Ederele colorway”:http://www.schaeferyarn.com/image/gallery/Ederle_web.jpg of “Schaefer Miss Priss”:http://www.schaeferyarn.com/yrn_misspriss.html – and it was a tad too big for her in one way – but it fits me perfect!! My bad luck ;) For once not being as petite as “Mom”:http://knittinglakeside.com and “Sister”:http://www.havingaballknitting.com was a benefit! ;)
I’ll try and get a photo of it tomorrow – it’s blocking right now. I did wear it right off of the needles, and it is so comfortable and beautiful and amazing! Yay!

Our two teenage daughters have their first stage performance tomorrow with their elite ‘triple threat’ class tomorrow night. I’m so proud / nervous / excited for them!

The first sweater that I knit, which I did for the “Yarn Harlot’s”:http://yarnharlot.com Knitting Olympics a couple of years ago was lost. But it’s been found! Boohopper and I are ecstatic! I had recently ripped and lengthened the sleeves and undid the cast-on, picked up the stitch loops, and grafted on ribbing to extend the bottom of it. She wore it right away yesterday, and for some reason a bit of the grafting came apart, so I am repairing that for her now. She’ll probably wear it again tomorrow.

I’ll be spinning every Saturday afternoon for at least the next month at the “shop.”:http://yarnalong.com A great customer, more importantly great friend, will be bringing a different type of weaving loom into the shop each Saturday in the month of February, and maybe into March. She will also be joining me at the local tourist commission office for a demonstration at their Pioneer Exhibit on the morning of the 3rd Saturday this month, and then in the shop that afternoon. Such fun!

Our Block-a-month afghan out of luscious Malabrigo Merino Knit Along at the shop is in full swing and we will be hosting a _”Dishcloth Mystery”_ at the shop ( and on the “website”:http://www.yarnalong.com ) starting next Tuesday. I’ll give out a ‘clue’ 3 times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons that will consist of 6-10 rows of a dish cloth pattern (with a suggested color of cotton to use) that will be finished within 2 weeks. There will be 2 of them a month. I think it will be a blast!

I have so many things to be thankful for in my life. And as I often say when I am in the shop in response to the question, “How are you doing?” – How bad can it be, I’m surrounded by beautiful yarn!