Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to say I haven't forgotten about my blog! These past couple of weeks have really been a whirlwind starting off with a trip to MI for Mr. SpiderKate's brother's wedding, followed immediately with my sister and parents visiting us in Houston. We had a great time and I taught my mom to knit Entrelac! I have a bunch of pictures to share as well as an update "What I knit for Christmas".  This year has been a lot of firsts for the SpiderKate household and I hope that 2012 has many more!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The month that got away

December has been hectic at our house.  You see, we are leaving tomorrow for Mr. SpiderKate's brother's wedding in Michigan.  We are going to be gone from Thursday to Monday.  Then on Tuesday my sister arrives for an extended visit followed by my parents coming in for Christmas weekend. Ahhh! Craziness. I feel like I have this long list that I'm slowly checking things off.  My list looks something like this:
  1. Finish Christmas knitting
  2. Finishing Christmas shopping for people I have to ship gifts to
  3. Wrap, pack up and ship out gifts
  4. Write, address, and mail Christmas cards
  5. Finish up laundry
  6. Prepare house to be left for 3 days (mostly done with this one)
  7. Make sure everything is prepare for pet sitter (mostly done with this one)
  8. Pick up Mr. SpiderKate's tux
  9. Pack for wedding
  10. Prepare guest rooms (I'm semi done with this one)
  11. Find time to knit
I feel a little better looking at the list since I have quite a few crossed off and some of them are "mostly done".  Tomorrow is going to be a long day though - I'm bringing Mr. SpiderKate early into work so that he can leave right from work.  The good thing about being up early is that at least I'll get an early start to the day.  The bad thing is that our flight doesn't get into MI until 9pm....so it's going to be a long day.  Now I just need to figure out what knitting to bring with me on the trip....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quick Post

Just checking in real quick to say that I have been knitting! I was recently inspired to knit some items as Christmas gifts - something that I have never done.  I think I've never done it because the idea of a deadline just freaked me out - well that and usually I knit things for people only when specifically requested because that way I know that it is something that they want AND will use.  There is nothing more frustrating (to me anyway) to spend time knitting a item only to give it to a person and have them not want it/use it/etc.  I think that is why Mr. SpiderKate is awesome.  He has appreciated everything I've knit for him, even if the fit wasn't perfect. 

Now, I can't post many photos of what I've knit, but I can show you one photo.  This is a pair of Owlie Hats I knit for my nephews using Karabella Aurora 8 (one skein for each hat).  Very cute and super quick pattern.  I need to knit more things for my nephews since they are little and therefore projects for them should go quickly - perhaps I'll see what else I can dig up to knit for them....