aside from a big fat ugly migraine today, this was a good weekend. i finished my embossed leaves socks.
a very easy pattern with just gorgeous yarn, squishy and soft. and that added 6,060 stitches to my tally for the month, and if i add the rows of the peacock shawl that i attempted (later frogged) and the rounds of the cowl that i did (not sure they won't get frogged eventually, too), that brings my total up to 17,042 for the month. that's a little shy of where i should be for the month, but i'll try to make it up next weekend. i need to block and seam the empire-waist sweater, which i really can't wait to wear, so it sucks that i've got no place to block it. i've also been making myself some gauntlets; i'm maybe 3/4 finished the first of the pair, so those i could finish next weekend. i also want to try the peacock shawl again, probably with the wool i bought from the woman on craigslist a few weeks (months?) ago. the only other major work i have in process is the bauhaus fair-isle sweater for my brother, but he's no longer at school in massachusetts, so it seems like overkill. i may give it to smartboy instead. it'll be huge on him, but the colors are gorgeous. if i have to, i can frog it and make something else, but i've made a good bit of progress on it, so i hope i don't have to. oh, and i have the widdershins for lisa (yes, the birthday in july).
aside from knitting, the weekend was all about handmade arcade. so much fun. i got some great stuff, though i really had intended to get stuff for christmas presents, not stuff for me. i was going to buy more when i went back today to volunteer, but the migraine kept me home. i HATE when that happens. anyway, i'm sure the event went on without me, and i can shop most of the vendors on their own web sites or on etsy.
and, of course, today we watched the steelers game. we watched it late, since i was in bed most of the day (thank god for tivo), but it was a serious nail-biter. ben roethlisberger kicked ass with his touchdown! i love that man. and next week it's the jets. woot!