Weekend At Home

My mom now has full-time professional care, so I no longer have to travel every weekend to help my siblings with her care.  I'm going to adopt an every-other weekend routine.  That will give me some much needed time at home to get things done around my house.  I'll admit I'm feeling a little guilty about not being with her today.  But then I remember that I've not been with my own family much the past few months, so then the guilt goes away.

I made good use of today.  After cleaning the kitchen, I spent some yarn time.

I finished the 5th repeat of the center motif of my niece's shawl.  Three more repeats to go, then the border and edging. The center moves along quickly so I'm not in panic mode.  Yet.  I just have to keep up the pace. My plan is to have the center finished by March.  That just leaves the edging and blocking.

In between that project is my basic cardi.  I wound a few balls of yarn to get them ready when needed.

And I cataloged my recent yarn purchases.  There are three brands represented here:  Madelinetosh, Malabrigo and Fiber Optic.  It is all fingering weight.  Some will become gloves.  Others will be socks.  And the rest will be scarves/shawls.  In among the pile is a set of Karbonz double pointed needles.  A friend loves them.  I decided to buy a set to see how I like them.

A big snowstorm is due to hit tomorrow.  It should be a good day to get more knitting done.