Not even really far from my deadline!!! The back of the Aran is done. It has a couple of ends to weave in, and needs to be BADLY blocked, but DONE! Of course I have to still get a pic, but one thing accomplished is something! I finished it Friday night. Then Saturday and Sunday and so far today I made progress on the front. I am now 5" in. This translates to half of the large center repeat. I have to finish five repeats. I am so glad that I am actually making progress on SOMETHING - even if other things are just hanging around my house.
Saturday we went to (among other places) my son's friend's birthday party. At this party I discovered I am being stalked. One of the other moms - who I have known for maybe 7 years - informed me that she actually reads my blog. This is the only person I knew before I blogged who reads my blog that I know of. She has actually read it more than once. I don't think she checks in every day, and I don't know if she reads all posts between checking in, but WOW!! Hi Beverly!!! I also found out while I was there that one of the other moms I have known for 7 years is due January 9th-ish. About three weeks after me. This is especially funny since our oldest children are about 3 weeks apart, too. Our first children are both mixed children. We were both single moms. Our current pregnancies are with men we have met since, and we got married a year apart. The only differences are she didn't have another child, and her husband has children from an earlier marriage. Kinda creepy the similarities.
Another place we went to is my brother's house for his birthday party. While there, of course, I pulled out my knitting. My sister's new BF (this week, anyway), was very shocked that people knit. However, he told me that I should sell sweaters on Ebay. I asked him how much I could get, and he said $60-100. I thought that was very generous of him, since most people would only say $25. But of course, I would think my time and materials would be worth more than that.
I will try to get a pic of the sweater this week. My goal by next Monday is to finish the fourth repeat of the front of the Aran. Think good thoughts.