Thursday, February 26, 2009

And Then There Were Three

I took last week off. It was supposed to be a little wee mini-at-home-vacation, with not much other than a TONNE of knitting planned, and a possible trip to Ottawa.

What ended up happening? Well, I got sick (as has everyone else I know) and I spent the week on my couch feeling sorry for myself, unable to do anything other than tackle the growing pile of granny squares in the basket next to my couch. It had to be done. I kept crocheting those little monsters at every chance I got, but it was getting to be a bit much.

I sat on that couch for two full days, crocheting a few more of them, and then assembling them all together. Remember how I started with that one panel? Well, now I have three. I couldn't manage to get a picture of them all in a row (I'd need a giant living room for that), but trust me, they're there. It's amazing how much crocheting you can get done in the time it takes to watch an entire TLC marathon of Little People, Big World.

I even bought some gerbera daisies to match my work. Hey, when you're sick it doesn't take much to lighten your spirits. For me, it only takes matching flowers for my yarn projects.

So, while my plans to knit seven sweaters, twelve pairs of socks and seventeen hats last week didn't exactly pan out as expected, I did make some progress on something that needed attention. I'm pleased.

And yes, I did make it to Ottawa. And I happened to buy the very last 'Obama cookie' in the city. Even from the girl that sold them to the man himself (the one on the left). I'm not sure why my picture wasn't in the paper for buying the last one, but whatever. I'll get over it. They'll get me next time.