Yay to Jeannie for joining me in Gratitude.
And thanks Janet for the link to Go Gratitude I did watch the flash video, which was cool, and signed up for the thingee.
Today I am grateful for completing a couple of items that have been sitting on my desk at work for awhile now. I am hoping that it is the beginnings of positive change in the workplace for me.
In knitting, this weekend I started to do something with an impulse purchase of 4 skeins of Caron Felt It in Neon, all pinks and oranges. I had wanted to make a bag or slippers or some other vague notion at the Point of Sale, none of which were really working for me. And so I took all four skeins and knit them together into 2 potholders. Yarn Away! They await felting until I can complete the bag I am knitting with the Soy Wool Stripes that I got in Natural Orange. I am knitting it on size 10.5 needles with one strand, which is not my usual approach to felting, but it seemed appropriate at the time. I am 2 balls down, 2 to go. Hopefully I can complete the knitting on it tonight, and then felt it all up tonight as well.
Also sitting out in imminent projectdom is a selection of yarns in different fibers and weights that I have accumulated. Most of them were oddballs from Artfibers that I bought in cream on clearance and then subsequently dyed all one color, with the idea to knit a vest. The vest idea is soooo out. Instead, the thought of knitting a feather and fan shawl on really big needles is appealing. With the weight of the yarn, it should make a large lacey shawl. I am hoping to cast on for that tonight if all goes well, but may in fact be a bit ambitious.
Finally, the knitting machine is back out, and I have an idea for the Yarn Formerly Known as Icarus. If it works out, I will post a pattern for it, just for kicks.