No pictures today, but I thought I’d let you all know I survived my brutal week. The project at work was completed Tuesday, one day ahead of deadline. What a relief – it was a year long project that was tedious, but rewarding at the same time. The final exam was not 3 pages as I thought, but 6!! Three essay questions, 2 pages required on each. When I first saw the questions I broke out in a cold sweat and got a sinking feeling in my stomach. They were very hard. But I comforted myself with the fact that I only needed to get an 80 on this exam to pass with an A in the class. Once I got over panic, however, I organized my thoughts and addressed one issue at a time and came out, I think, with an A paper. We will see. It was, however, turned in five days ahead of schedule. This should earn me some psychological points with the professor as he was pleading for early submissions because of the crunch next week on his end to get grades turned in.

My Thursday meeting was cancelled at the last minute, allowing me a blessed and unexpected free night at home. Can you guess what I did? Yup, settled down in my chair with my trusty canine by my side and knitted. One theme going around the knitting blogs recently is your favorite place to knit. So, ok, here’s a picture:

Spot

This is my knitting spot. My favorite recliner in front of the television in my living room. There’s my trusty pooch. Can you see that little space he allows me in the chair? You can see my coffee cup, the remote control and the phone so I don’t have to move. My knitting basket is on the floor there with my grab and go knitting in the pouch in front. I never the leave the island without knitting in the car – I’ve been stuck at the bridge on more than one occasion. See all those magazines stuffed in the table? Those are mostly knitting, quilting and computer magazines that I need to catch up on. In the background you see the bookcase also stuffed with reading material. Those, however, are not my knitting books. Those fill up a floor to ceiling bookcase in my sewing room (uh, studio!). So, what’s your favorite knitting spot?

As a reward for surviving this week, I’m off to my sister’s in Seattle for a fun weekend. We’ll be shopping, seeing the new Harry Potter on the Imax, shopping, possibly seeing the new Narnia movie, shopping, looking at Christmas lights and oh, did I mention shopping? And, as a special birthday treat (it’s my birthday on Sunday), we’ll be going here, my favorite yarn shop in the whole world. Hope everyone has as much fun this weekend as I’m going to!

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