I started the Cabled Hobo Bag Friday night. It took me about a half hour or so to pick the yarn (A.C. Moore did not have the kind I wanted. I was looking for Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed, but they didn't have it) I ended up with Red Heart Soft Yarn - Off White.
This picture is from Saturday morning. About 16 rows later I had to rip out the whole thing. I misread the directions and had screwed up the middle cable. I tried to fix it by ripping out up to the messed up cable and picking up the stitches there. My problem was that I wasn't sure what row to start on and was unable to get going again. In the end I ripped out everything and cast on again. Because of family coming to visit, I only got through the 8 rows and then had to stop. So today I'll try to at least catch up to where I was before, making sure that I double and triple check the directions!
I finished the Irish Hiking Scarf. I don't plan on going hiking anytime soon, so I guess I'll just have to wear it to work. It came out beautifully and I'm very happy with it.
So tomorrow it's off to A.C. Moore to get more yarn, so I can start the Cabled Hobo Bag. I'm thinking a tanish/brownish color. My husband of course thinks I'm crazy and that I should finish my other projects first. He just doesn't understand.
Of course this weekend I should devote to doing homework for my classes, but I know I'll be spending the majority of my time knitting my new project and neglecting the homework and housework that needs to be done. But who would want to get all that stuff done when you can make a new bag instead!
Well, we made it back from our fabulous cruise through the Caribbean. We went to Cozumel, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Labadee Haiti (Royal Caribbean's private beach). We were on the largest passenger cruise liner The Freedom of the Seas from Royal Caribbean. It's a tremendous ship and had so much for us to do. My husband enjoyed the Flow Rider, where he could surf and boogie board on the ship. Some family members were lost for a while, but after they were found we had a great time. The only problem with going away during February break is all of the kids. I didn't feel like I got away from work except that now I couldn't discipline the kids that were misbehaving. Oh well.
I did get to read all three of my books. I enjoyed all of them. Marley and Me did make me cry like a baby on the plane ride home. I came home to all the controversy surrounding the Newbery Award winning book The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron. Our library did order the book as soon as we heard it had won the award. We received it this past Thursday. The librarian was reading it this weekend. I unfortunately did not have a chance to read the book, as I left my library for 3 weeks to do an internship at the high school level. I've been reading a lot of the articles related to the discussion of this book. An interesting article came out today in Newsday from the author of the book.
I still have a bit to go on the Irish Hiking Scarf before I'll be done. I spent about and hour on Friday untangling my yarn. I hate when I have knots in my yarn! The exciting news is that I found a gift card to A.C. Moore that has a good chunk of money left on it...so I can get more YARN!!!! I'm going to look for something that will be appropriate for the cabled hobo bag, and the blanket will again be put on the back-burner.