Sunday, November 01, 2009
An Eeyore kind of knitting week
This fall has gotten to me. I feel like all I do is work and do chores. I am so tired of driving around, doing housework and finishing up things. I haven’t been knitting much and can only eek out a half hour or so a couple times a week for sewing. This afternoon I spent 8 hours doing stuff around the house I sat down to sew and for some reason my machine ate my needle. I got so frustrated that I just abandoned it. Things look like they may be picking up though. I feel in love with the ribit pattern and want to make some frogs for a co-worker’s children for Christmas. I also scored some sweet Irish yarn this week. Mom went to Ireland with her sisters and brought me back yarn! I got 20 balls of a mohair blend for two shawls and 400 grams of very raw, sheepy smelling wonderful Aran yarn. I have been smelling it all day and dreaming about what to make. More on that later….
The problem with legwarmers is that they really need to be modeled. I have decided to spare you Nate’s hairy man legs in the legwarmers you will thank me for it. They turned out well and I am sure she will love them. I promise to be in a better mood next week and have some knitting to talk about.
On the reading front I finished The Golden Bowl this week. I started The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. This is a nice change from the recent subject matter. No love affairs in this one! I am almost finished The Good Solider, I have about 20 pages left and hope to crank it out after dinner. The boss man is working late.
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