D’s vacuuming, so I’m taking the time to blog. I’m very lucky – he does dishes as well.
This has been a busy weekend. We went to a “St. Practice Day” party on Friday to practice for Saturday. It was a weird snowstorm and the drive which would normally take 20 minutes took about twice as long. Lots of skidding and slipping, but we didn’t see any accidents so it seems people were taking the weather seriously. We weren’t going to stay long but we got sucked into a new to us game called “Settlers of Catan”. It was good fun and I ended up winning (with some help as everyone wanted to go home so I was getting some very favourable deals!).
Saturday we got up and cleaned the laundry room. Our house is a 1200 square foot 1950’s bungalow and the laundry room is about 1/4to 1/3 of the basement. It’s a big room. When we moved here we put boxes on the shelves the previous owner had built and pulled stuff off as we needed it. We we adopted Fred and Ginger Fred was obsessed with licking the baseboards in there and got very sick. We’re not sure if it was something he licked or something he came with.
We decided we needed to clean the laundry room. What a job. We went through and cleaned out 5 bags of garbage, 2 boxes of paper recycling and a big bag of clothes for charity. We also scrubbed the floor on our hands and knees and washed the baseboards and walls. We were tired folks.
As a break, D drive me to the yarn store. I went to the NSLYS (not so local yarn store) as our local one is very new and a little high-flying for a grad student at times. D didn’t realise this one was a 20 minutes drive away and thought I was lost. He was confused by two very similar town names. We got some good stuff, but I can’t show it as I got the same stuff for me and for my secret pal. It’s soft though.
Then we went for dinner with my parents and brother and came home and finished cleaning and moving the washer and drier back into place. hard work.
Today we’ve snuggled with the kitties, watched the F1 race, talked to my cousin out west, done some stuff for the family business, gone to the art gallery to find art to spend the last of the wedding money on and done the groceries. D’s done vacuuming now and we did a photoshoot of handknits. I’ll spread the pictures out over a few days, so check back.
The current WIP total is really bad. I need to finish something!
I have about 2 inches to go on the first Monkey sock in Regia Bamboo from my SP.
I’ve got a Kepler in 1824 wool in a teal blue on the go, but I’m scared of the armholes as the pattern is in a different guage. I was feeling confident, but I’ve lost that confident feeling.
I’ve got a second bib from Mason Dixon knitting for a friend’s baby but another friend says he thinks the neck straps are too short. We did find D’s old beaver uniform and badges yesterday and he gave me permission to put a badge on the bib, so that will be cool.
There’s something else in the mystery yarn tote in the living room, but I don’t want to go unearth it right now and let D know just how much I have on the go.
I should sign off now… I promised to make brownies for dinner and it’s getting close to dinner time and I haven’t started yet.