Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mobius done and slippers, too.

Voila! The pictures of my progress, as promised. Three of the eight pairs of slippers are now embellished and Mobius is finished and in use.

I've also started a new project with some yarn my darling Mom sent to me along with my birthday gift. She is always hitting the local thrift stores and often scores yarn at amazing prices. This is an older brand yarn that is an 85% wool/15% acrylic in a lovely tan color - at 50 cents a skein!!!! She has developed a wool allergy, so she passed this along to me. I've started Shifting Sands by Grumperina (a.k.a. Kathy) and I LOVE this pattern. She recommends learning how to cable without a cable needle (and has a tutorial on her blog, too - how cool is that), which I promptly did and !ZOWIE! what a difference that makes. This is working up fast and fabulous. This will be a Christmas gift for someone as well, although I haven't decided for whom yet. I'll post a picture of my progress as soon as I have better light for a photo.

It's been a long weekend. DS had his first hockey tournament of the season. They lost the first game 1-2, which they could have won because they out shot the other team 27-9. The other goalie was just very good. DS got the only goal of the game but I didn't get to see it because I was home nursing a feverish DD#3. I left DD#3 home with DD#1 for game 2 because it was a day game and the our boys won that one 5-1, again dominating offensively, outshooting the other team 4 to 1. DS had two assists but no goals. Today's game was a much closer game in the shots-on-goal category but our goalie pulled off a shut out, allowing us to win 3-0. No goals or assists for DS but he had 4 shots on goal, including one rocket off the post. A great ending to the weekend but very draining for this very enthusiastic hockey mom.

We have an away tourney next weekend. I'm praying that everyone else avoids this virus DD#3 had over the weekend and we're all healthy for the trip. We have family in the town where the tournament is being held, so we're really looking forward to this tournament. I'm looking forward to no dishes or chores for the weekend, so I can devote the down time to more Christmas knitting. I also know that there is at least one knit shop in town that I'll have to schedule a field trip to. Woohoo, hockey and knitting. It doesn't get much better than this!


Anonymous said...

Wow! The slippers and Mobius look amazing. Nice job!!!

Guinifer said...

Where was your DS' hockey tourney? Our city hosted one this weekend and I was working the merchandise counter on Sunday morning. I also manned the grill for a couple hours after that! A young man from Rochester broke his arm on Sunday morning and I almost cried at how brave he was!! (We're in Eden Prairie)

livnletlrn said...

I love the embroidery on the slippers. Nice touch!