The Little ManWow, it seems as though I've been MIA on my blog forever, in reality only a week. But I'm used to blogging more often than that. I thought last week was a bit slow!
On Sunday J, X, & I went out of town for a little trip. (But not before X took the opportunity to run around outside and enjoy the weather!) I had a work conference to attend on Monday and Tuesday and they were lucky enough to accompany me. I was glad for the company - I hadn't been looking forward to the time by myself in the hotel room. We went Sunday afternoon and stopped to visit some friends on the way down. L is expecting a baby in a couple weeks here, I was happy for the chance to see her one more time before Tadpole arrives! It was nice to catch up with her and X loved "testing" all the toys for the little babe. In fact, after he learned where the toys were, we had a hard time keeping him nearby. He kept wanting to go back upstairs to play. He was kind enough to leave a few toys for the little one to play with first! Then on Tuesday afternoon the three of us trucked back north.
I thought I would get some good knitting done during this time. I was wrong. I had the chance to knit on the way down - got 2 rows done on the shawl (yes, this is good progress in 1.5 hours) and.....well...that was it. We didn't really have time for anything else. And even though I could have knit on the way home, I had a really stiff neck and wasn't up for the concentration this shawl requires.
I did, however, get more of it done the last couple days. I'm just over halfway through Chart B now - only 10 more rows, the bind off and blocking and it's finished! Maybe this will be done by Monday.
Last night I got to work on a custom order for my Etsy shop. Remember the small KnitBooks? After finding some coordinating fabric last week, I finally had the chance to do something with it. I got all the pieces, interfacing and batting cut and half of the KnitBook sewn together. I probably could have finished more, but I've been so busy lately, with little time for sewing, I had to get reacquainted with my pattern. I'm itching to finish it tonight, though.
Then I have a few sewing projects to whip up for my last swap package for the Teddy Bear Picnic Swap and I can breathe a little easier. So, no rest for me yet, but it's good to get a few items checked off my list! :)