Yes, people, hell has frozen over!!! I managed to finish and give two of the Christmas gifts--the sweaters for my nieces!
Yankee Knitter Designs #20--Easy Bulky Sweater
Lamb's Pride Bulky (RPM Pink and Amethyst)
Sizes XS and S
Of course, I still had to finish the sleeve lengths after they tried them on (which I did last night), but the girls now have their sweaters! I spent most of my trip on Amtrak seaming the pink one, and finished everything but the bottom of the sleaves Saturday night in the hotel we stayed at, in front of their fireplace and HDTV.
I was happy with the fit of the purple one, but the pink one seems a little small, but I think the next size up would swim on her. I think she grew a bit since more than I expected. Still, I really like the sweaters and, more importantly, so do my nieces.
Unfortunately, these two girls were the only gift recipients on this trip to my sister's. I've had no time to really do anything Christmas shopping related, and, well, just read my last post and you'll see why.
In any case, I'm pretty much done with the big stuff at work, so maybe I can now get some stuff done during lunch.
Of course, with the transit strike an hour away and the LIRR unions rumored to be honoring the picket lines, it looks like I've got a day off tomorrow.
Newsflash: I'm watching the news, and the union
has rejected the last offer and have left the building. Get your sneakers
Guess I may be off tomorrow. Well, it's a chance to go Christmas shopping, and maybe get a haircut and highlights, and get an oil change for my car, and maybe get back to some blogging...
For now, on to Project Bluefoot, which without a train commute for knitting is going to be a challenge. How many days until Christmas?
I leave you with another picture of the north fork of the island from the ferry.