I have fallen off the saucer. When did that happen? It must have been a long time ago, but I've only just noticed. I did have a few early triumphs, and I don't think I've added TOO much to the UFO pile this year (that's not sayin' that the project list/queue hasn't grown) (shall I thank Ravelry in every post, tongue-in-cheek or not?). I'll have to climb back aboard and see if I can't resurrect my resolve for the resurrection through the end of the year.
Can you feel it? That end-of-year, new year's a comin' feeling? The holiday hoopla will soon start. The weather has thrown me off -- it's been so mild, it's almost surreal -- and I wonder if it'll ever get cold enough to snow.
The light was not great last night -- it is not my favorite place to meet, but the company more than made up for that. I managed to sew down all the ends on the shawl -- thankfully, that particular ribbon yarn is somewhat forgiving even if I wasn't exactly a neat-freak in the doing.
I finished Oddfellow! Alison has dubbed him "Bean." This is for her friend, Ben, and I like it: Ben & Bean, Bean & Ben, Ben's Bean, Bean's Ben, two
peas beans in a pod. Ben has always loved Oswald (Ali's Oddfellow), and has told/asked/begged me, sweetly, a hundred billion times how much he'd love one of his own. I discovered a few weeks ago that Ben & I share a birthday -- and that tipped the knitting needles in his favor. I have one more to make, yet-unnamed (YU), for a girlfriend of Al's who has also been sweeter than sweet (my kids have really lucked out in the friend department), and after the group photo shot (Ali's request -- in fact, Bean is forbidden to leave 'til then), Bean & YU will be on their way.