Hmmm, I guess you are waiting for something, aren’t you? Sorry for the delay. A bit about that a little later on, but first, the names of the winners in the raffle.
First Prize went to Judy M. who chose this:
Second Prize to Stacey who chose this:
Third Prize went to Roseann, who quite daringly chose:
And Fourth Prize went to Lynn Z., who received:
Again, thanks to everyone for your support.
As for the delay, well there are two things going on right now: a lot of overtime at work and yardwork. As some of you know, I am a software engineer by profession. Spending 10 to 12 hours a day staring at computer screens at work does not make me want to hop on the computer again once I get home. Hop into bed? Yes. Hop on the computer? No. So that has kind of put a crimp in my having time to update my blog, as well as access and comment on your blogs. I will catch up. I promise.
The yardwork? Well….
Now, from looking at these pictures, you may find it hard to believe that this is the accumulation of leaves we have in our backyard in less than 24 hours. But it is. Mr. Penney and I spent quite a bit a time on Saturday getting the leaves away from the house and making everything nice and clean, to wake up to this. It is not a surprise to us, just a big time sink. All of the time saved the rest of the year by having a wooded lot is spent during this time of year. Sure you don’t want any leaves, Opal?
As you can see from Roseann’s prize, I am still doing some weaving. I am also doing some knitting.
The first of the Basket Weave Rib socks are done, and the second one is well under way.
And I am still working on the Tannenbaum sock. Yes, it is my own design. I will write something up about it once I get this first sock finished.
I am also gathering together goodies for the Winter Wonderland Swap (Ravelry link) organized by Pheelya. My swap partner is Kati. She likes my Pride socks. Bonus!
Hope to catch up with you all again this month, but if you don’t hear from me again until December, don’t be concerned. I am still around.
Copyright 2008 by G. P. Donohue for textillian.com
I love my scarf! There is certainly no rush with your overtime situation, thank you for including a photo. I’m glad to hear you will be writing up Tannenbaum in your spare time. I ordered some Yule sock yarn and am curious how your pattern will work with it. We spent most of today gathering 28 bags of leaves so I know your leaf pain very well.
Thanks for the update! Long hours are awful. I don’t know which is worse, that or yardwork. Glad you have a some weaving and knitting for a tiny bit of balance.
I love the socks, but I love your backyard even more! What a beautiful piece of property!