It's also 5:30 a.m. Those are some digits on the clock I haven't seen lately (thank goodness). Not really much of a morning person. I can function at a most primitive of levels. I start to become a human being around 8 a.m. and that's about as early as I can push that.
But I'm up because today is my first day of new-job training. Thankfully - this will NOT be my usual schedule, because it causes me stress to wake up to an alarm clock. I like to wake up either by a snuggling child, or with the light coming in the window. Doesn't everyone?
Anyway - I'm surprised I'm doing so well writing this right now actually. Haven't even had a cup of coffee yet.
My finished and still-on-the-needles projects right now are:
- an Elijah well on it's way. I'm knitting with Debbie Bliss ecobaby fairtrade collection 100% organic cotton. It's splitty BUT super soft, and I love the colors that are available, they're perfect for Elijah. And the gauge for Elijah is purposefully worked tightly, so the splitting hasn't been much of an issue (plus I'm being super careful). The fabric is tight, and soft, and I think it's going to be perfect for a baby toy. The head and body took about 4 hours, and the yarn ends and stuffing are worked in as you go along. It's been quick and fun so far.
Last week we finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and then moved on to the Wizard of Oz. Our library has a really really really old edition. Dorothy is much younger in the book, and the shoes are silver... not ruby. Also the good witch is really old. :) It's fun to read, after seeing the movie version maybe a hundred times. (I had sort of a Wizard of Oz addiction as a young kid)
Other finished objects around here: a crocheted dishcloth (I know - not super exciting) but super useful... and the socks-of-many-colors are finished.
Posted as part of Ginny's Yarn Along over at Small Things, because books and knitting go together like peanut butter and apple slices. yummy.
Now - What are you working on this week? Any completed or uncompleted projects going on in your life?
** Also, I posted earlier this week a small request that if you visit here often (or even not often) would you please consider clicking "follow" over there on my left sidebar? It would make me so happy! I have a small goal in mind for my blog anniversary.
Hope you're all having a great week!