Monday, October 12, 2009

Such A Wonderful Day

Today is Monday and have I decided to take the day off from work. Its a grey, blowy day and I couldn't be more pleased to be home. Originally it was to extend for our anniversary weekend (one year!) but I forgot that Hubby's at school all day so its just me and the pets.

This morning I dropped hubby off and ran a few errands. You know, grocery shopping, library, the dog park, etc. When I got home I cleaned up the house a bit and was finished with all my obligations before noon. So I lit a fire and pulled the dog bed out to the living room. Cooked up some lunch, poured a glass of wine (I'm such a lush) and curled up in front of the tube while the animals curled up themselves. Everyone was in their happy place. I actually kept having to poke the cat because he snores so loud.

It's been FAN-tastic. A very good day today.

As I was feeling very good about myself, I thought there couldn't be a better time to start a new personal best in knitting. Knitting in the round. Until now I have only been knitting glorified squares. Today's project was a fingerless glove with thumb hole. And I am pleased to report my first project came out very similarly to the picture I was copying. Have a look.

I got the pattern from Knitting New Mittens and Gloves by Robin Melanson. I didn't find it easy. I kept having to look up instructions for all the knitting lingo on the internet, but that's ok. It's how you learn, right? If I finish the other glove before the season is over, I will be very proud of myself.


suburban farm said...

Good job. I promise it gets easier:)

Erin said...

That looks great - I've just started trying to clumsily get started knitting. I *think* I might have figured out how to cast-on properly. But all the diagrams look like alien hands full of spaghetti, so I'm not quite sure.