I've still been knitting. I decided I needed a really wide, long scarf to wind around my head during these nasty cold days. We were in Walmart and I grabbed a couple of skeins of Red Heart (I know, but this one is pretty!).
I started out with this:
All I did was cast on a bunch of stitches on #9 (US) needles in a multiple of four, and do a checkerboard pattern-K4, P4; next row P4, K4; repeat for two more rows then reverse the order. It took about 8 ounces of knitting worsted.
Then my friend Lera sent me this pattern she had featured on her blog. When I commented how much I loved it she e-mailed it to me-wasn't that sweet?! I had to make one right away and I'm hooked (literally-it's crocheted). This will go to a certain little girl, but I'm not sure if I'll give it to her now or wait til her birthday in April. I'll be making more.
On a sad note, the fisherman that was lost when his truck went through the ice was found dead a couple of days ago. My prayers are with his family.
Here's an eagle picture hubby took on his last fishing trip:
Oh, and I got sort of a promotion at work. I will be a core associate in the Linens department. The department manager actually approached me about the job, and after thinking about it and being reassured by her that I can get time off for my trips I took it. I got a nice raise and my hours will be set-no Sundays and a mix of day and evenings. I will have a 3-day weekend every other week. Can't believe my luck-plus now I can fatten up my IRA-haven't put much in there for a while.