Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy New Year

I have not posted to my blog for quite awhile. I have done no knitting for over a month as all my time has been spent planning/making built-in bookshelves and cabinets surrounding our fireplace. I had wanted to get this project done before my husband returned in time for Christmas but I was unsuccessful. Making bookshelves is hard to do by yourself as they are big and since they are made of plywood, weigh a ton. I can report however that as of yesterday, one side of the built-in is nearly finished. We have some final finishing touches to do such as putting facings on each of the shelves and putting handles on the cabinets. We plan on making the other side next weekend. I absolutely love it. It is lovely and took a lot of work to get it to look as it does. I love accomplishments especially when I can look at them every day and say "That built-in you made looks gorgeous".

I have to get thinking about knitting again. As I proposed last month, I am very interested in doing a Passap knit-a-long live on –line. I have everything I need to make that happen except time. The evening of 16 January 2010 looks like a good time to do a simple on-line tutorial about 7 pm EST. I will send out more information on the Ravelry Passap machine knitter’s group. If you are interested or have a specific beginner's topic you want to make sure I cover, please email me.