Sunday, March 25, 2007

Frogging the sweater

Yesterday morning, I spent hours hanging out with Honey, and working on my sweater. I was almost done with the second sleeve, when I realized that it was a good two inches shorter than the first one. So I had to "rip-it" out; and since I'd been decreasing at a pretty good clip, I had to rip almost back to the elbow. sigh

So I picked the stitches back up and got back to work on it. I haven't gotten nearly so far on it, though, because I also got busy doing other household kinds of things.

In the afternoon, my neighbor across the street took me to the Natural Foods store (called Harvest House) about a mile-and-a-half from here, and then to the produce market that's near it. Harvest House is a treasure trove of grains, flours, herbs, teas, and all kinds of such goodies, including all the stuff to make salves & ointments & such. Oh, and buckwheat hulls for herb pillows. Needless to say, I'll be going back there often!

Shortly after I finished putting away my purchases from that foray, Dee came home and gave me a ride over to Safeway to pick up more mundane things, like prescriptions and cat litter.

Today, after I finished going through this week's craft-show recordings (I love Tivo!), I did a load of laundry in the kitchen sink (which makes a wonderful washtub), and hung it out to dry in the back yard. I do love having a yard where I can stretch a line to dry things in the sun! Now it's a bit too warm to sit with a lapful of wool, so I'll get back to my knitting later.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Making use of down-time

At least, it was supposed to be down-time. I went to bed at 10pm. When I still wasn't asleep by 11:30, I decided I might as well get up. So I turned the TV back on and got out my knitting. I got the second sleeve of my sweater 1/3 done between midnight and 4am, when I finally did go to sleep.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Sweater Progress

I've been working on (and off) this top-down seamless sweater for quite awhile, so I thought I'd give you an update. I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to work on it lately, since I've been working all this insane OT. But the other night, I made time to sit and watch a movie with Honey, and knitted while we watched. I now have a third of the first sleeve done, as well as the body.

And now, back to my busy life.