-George Gordon, Lord Byron
I'm just flying high today. It's my first day off in two weeks (at last!), I had a great overnight call on Friday (sometimes it's even fun to stay up for 30 hours!); last night I got to get myself and the beau all dressed up for the Internal Medicine Department Holiday Party (more fun than it sounds!); and then, look what I did today: How many of the doctors out there can say that their first resident from internship took them flying? He spent 5 years out with the fleet as a Flight Surgeon before coming back to training, so he's done a lot of flying and even has a plane. How cool is that? Want to see where we went? La Jolla Cove is gorgeous from land, but completely breathtaking from the air. It's a whole new perspective on this city I'm calling home these days.
In other (and knitting) news, I am full steam ahead on a couple of knitalongs at the moment. One is the 2007 UFO Resurrection Challenge.I seem to have 11 ongoing projects on the sidebar over there, but I'm pretty sure I have a 12th somewhere. If only I could remember what it was . . . At any rate, the idea is to tackle one UFO per month for 2007. And since I'm still starting a new project every month, I'll have plenty to keep me going! January's was going to be the New England Socks, long-neglected, but I also had time today to run to Joann's and get the color thread I need. My Ribby Cardi is completely finished - ends woven and everything - except for the zipper. So now that I have all the supplies, you may be seeing that one make an appearance. I would love to wear it while it's still cool out.
And speaking of a project a month, it's about time I got around to showing you my 6th month project, considering that we switch to block 7 on Tuesday . . . Meet the Humbug Pillow from Debbie Bliss' Home book. (Did I mention that I joined the Debbie Bliss Knitalong, mostly for the Denim Aran that will make it into the UFO Challenge one of these months . . . It's a small knitting world, isn't it?) Back to the pillow - it's basically a big rectangle that you sew in a funny way to make a cool triangle shaped pillow. I had some Cotton Ease that seemed perfect, and I needed a good, fairly mindless email/blog-reading project. This fit the bill perfectly, but it seems like a great thing to have around the living room. As a bonus, you also need to sew a fabric pillow inside to stuff, so I also picked up some fabric and the bobbins I need to start using my sewing machine. I'm in the ER next month, which means more days off than usual. I expect we'll be able to see some sewing. Finally!