Friday Gauge Check: Finish It!

Friday means it’s time for our Friday rituals, the ceremonies of escorting one week out and preparing the next one. Which, around here, is the Gauge Check, where I take a look at my week and figure out where I’ve come from and where I’m going. Sometimes there are goals, sometimes I just talk about what’s going on in my life and my crafting. You are all welcome to join in in the comments.

This has been a good week for finishing things.  On Wednesday, I finished the second iteration of the Gretel tam.  I wore it yesterday (unblocked!), and I’m fairly pleased with it.  It’s warm and comfortable and I don’t have any pictures of it.  I’m rarely organized enough in the morning to remember things like taking pictures, and I don’t get home until after 10 at night, which definitely limits my access to daylight.  I have the day off tomorrow, so maybe I can get some good shots then.

Today, I finished the classroom portion of my training, and also the knitting on the BFF Socks.  One toe still needs to be grafted shut, and there are a couple of stray ends that need to be woven, but I anticipate putting the finishing touches on them tonight.  I really can’t say enough good things about how these socks turned out.  The yarn is just breathtaking, the pattern was brilliantly written, and it was so much fun.  I anticipate many more Cookie A socks on my needles in the future.

I started an earflap hat for Jack yesterday, and my weekend plans involve spinning, examining my UFO bin, and possibly some stash-diving for something new.  There’s not going to be any more classroom knitting time, but I’ve heard rumors that good-natured supervisors are not adverse to people being productive between calls, so I have hope for my work-crafting future.  Perhaps if I make her something….

There’s some background stuff going on with dealing with some unnoticed storm damage, but I’m not really in a place where I want to talk about it yet.  Give me a couple of days to poke at it, and I’m sure I’ll have something intelligent to say.

So I just read that Knit Picks is having a “win your wish list” contest, and one of the ways you can enter is by sharing your wish list on your blog.  So here’s mine.  (I’m not going to admit exactly how much time I spent beefing it up.  It’s a little embarrassing.)

I’m sure I have more to say, but I really want to get that sock finished.  What did you get done this week, or what are you working on that makes you happy?  Comment away, kids.

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~ by Amber on November 12, 2011.

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