Saturday, January 09, 2010

Welcome to the Teenies!

And Farewell to the Noughties*, at last. A decade I am really not sorry to see the back side of.

I know it's been ages since I posted. First I went on a little road trip and visited The (sadly blogless) Grace, and Earin and her menagerie. Why no photos? Because when I got home from the trip, my nearly-new 8gig SD card had a corrupted directory sector. In lay terms, that means your computer or camera can't properly read the disk, even though your data is still on there. Rob is working on some sort of computer program to pull out the photos but in the meantime, I can't share with you. Earin has some photos on her blog, though.

But I bought another card when I got home! So I can at least show you the yarn I bought on the trip, just a little bit of Mini Mochi (which I'd heard about and not seen before):

Really the operative phrase is "not touched", because this yarn is mind-bogglingly soft. I bought two balls of each of the colorways above. The ones on the left are for socks for my friend Pat; I don't know about the ones on the right, yet. It was just too pretty to leave behind.

Rob got some nasty bug — either a really bad cold or swine flu — followed by a sinus infection, but he was over it in time for us to have a great New Year's Eve party.

We had three sets of house guests, including Becky, Mike and Jen, and Jess (all the way from Australia). Here is Becky at the wheel of our friend Greg's awesome Tesla:

And here is Jess admiring her investment in a pair of Jimmy Choo's:

I've managed to come down with my first sinus infection since the surgery. I'm pretty down about it, but I am getting a little bit of knitting done. I finally finished the mitts for James in Afghanistan:

Though I've just heard that (1) he's coming home early, at end of February and (2) he has to work in a room he refers to as "the boiler room" because it's so hot. So I'm not sure how much use these will be to him, but I might send 'em off anyway. I don't know what else to do with them — they certainly don't fit me!

Hope your Teenies outdo your Noughties!

* – a book by my friend Tim which is really worth a read



So glad to hear from you! Sorry about the sinus infection, I mean really. Get's old doesn't it?

I, too, am hoping for better this year. For me and for everyone.

Becky said...

Oh, if I'd known you were new to the Mochi, I would have made a point of making you fondle the hat I had with me, which is knit from Mochi Plus (just as soft mini mochi, and the same fiber and colorways). And oops, I just realized I don't have photos of it up on Rav. I'll fix that as soon as possible.

It was *really super great* to see you at New Year's. I'm bummed to hear you're sick. I hope you're better soon.