Sunday, November 30, 2008

Playing Catch-up

Oh jeez- almost a month since my last post! I am so sorry.

There actually has been knitting going on around here.

I started & finished a Koolhaas with yarn my mom gave me last year. Handspun from North Carolina! It's single ply, and gives the hat a nice fluffy aura and plenty of comfy squishiness.

I meant to be knitting the hat to donate to an auction I am co-directing at the law school, but I ended up loving it too much to give it away! So, I immediately cast on for another.

This one is in Cascade 220, in the color "straw wheat" (I think). I bought a sweater's worth back in the spring and when it arrived, I decided it was too bright for a whole sweater. So, I made a pair of fingerless mitts for a friend for Christmas (no photos yet, sorry!) and started this hat.

I am planning on knitting a cropped sweater out of this yarn anyway. I have 5 or 6 skeins left, and just have to pick a pattern. And finish up Christmas knitting.

This holiday weekend has been quite relaxing and (mostly) wonderful. We spent Thanksgiving at our house with roomie Liz - 12 pounds of turkey for the three of us!! It was an amazing traditional feast, and a great day. We swore off the internet and computers all day and challenged ourselves to play every single board game we own. We made it through 5 or 6 games- not nearly all we own, but a big chunk anyway!

Friday we decorated our mantle (I love having a fireplace!!) and hung some lights up outside.

Then, yesterday, after a fairly grumpy and cranky morning and a rejuvenating walk through the arboretum, Mike gave me a ring and asked me to marry him!

We've been engaged since July when I asked him, and I've (especially lately) been really wanting a ring from him. It's a gorgeous deep red stone on a sterling silver band. We both expect these rings to be worn only until the wedding (in a year an a half), so the soft metal isn't a problem. His is sterling silver too, and I think they really look lovely together!

Reading period starts next week, so don't expect to hear from me until right around Christmas!

Have a lovely December, everyone!


Joanne said...

That is a beautiful ring!

I love you both.

--- Mom/Joanne

Damaris said...

Liz, I love your ring and his ring too. That red is awesome.

knitthehellout said...

Congratulations! That's a lovely ring. Yea for you for not being afraid to ask.

One and Doll said...

I am so glad that you have a blog too!!1 Yay. But wait, can I ask when the wedding is? . . . Do you want to come up MLK weekend. I think I have the monday off. . .

steph said...

This is Steph Sersich, from All Star 1. Your mom sent out an e-mail that you were engaged - Congrats! I was sucked in by your knitty blog. You make very cute things. I love to knit too. Knit on!
Maybe someday, we'll both end up knitting on the porch at AS1, with our kids running around on the lawn!
Congrats again!

Sara | Stinkerpants! said...

I LOVE your ring!! Beautiful!!

Also, I really love that yellow hat!

Thanks for the comment. :)