DH is off at a conference in Winnipeg and this mouse has been playing!
On Monday night I rode across town to the local SnB. Had a lovely time chatting to people, including Kristi and Deb Robson. Heh. Deb recognised me but I didn't recognise her! How embarrassing. LOL and another SnBer, Amanda, recognised me too. That is sorta odd. I am really somewhat of a nobody in the blogging world. My knitting output is sporadic and the technical level of it tends to be low mainly cos I knit to have something in my hands rather than to have to think constantly. That is probably why my progress on the mystery stole has been so slow - I have to think about every single line, so it needs some concentration. Repetitive patterns are good - I stop having to think about them all the time. I'll have something with a repetitive pattern finished soon for your enjoyment.
Yesterday I washed a heap of fleece (but it was less than half of the fleece! Ack! But I've taken the best bits to wash and the rest can sit in the garage whilst I decide what to do with it). It was brightly sunny in the morning and of course by the time I had washed all the fleece, the afternoon thunderstorm had rolled over and it started to rain. However, we have wide overhangs on our place so I just left it on the racks outside. Today it is nearly dry. Just as well cos I have some Wendy Dennis Polwarth to wash and dry.
Ah, I must relate the ICKIEST thing that has happened to me in a loooong time.
I've been using a nasal wash to help clear out my sinuses. Yep, that is icky! But what is even ickier is yesterday I make up the saline solution and happily (??) apply it to one nostril. Things are going well.
Then I swished the bottle and applied it to the other nostril and suddenly there was an EARWIG IN THE BOTTLE! I am snorting EARWIG JUICE!
Argh! Ick, yuck yuck yuck! Like ergh, how do you clean that out? I'm just standing in the bathroom, squeaking in dismay. I ended up doing the painful thing of snorting plain water!
But I am still here today and as silly as usual so I guess no harm came of it. At least I didn't end up with the earwig up my nose!
I also went to the weekly gathering at My Sister Knits last night. That was pleasant. There were more people there than at the SnB. I showed the local sock guru the toe-up cast on that I use (the same one I showed OzKnitter). Now the MSK owner is interested in running a class. I don't think it would be a very long class, but if we added a guesseted toe-up heel class to it as well, it might be different! LOL. I will think about how that could be run - it would have to be a baby sock so that everyone could get it done, or a class run over a couple of weeks so that people could have a chance of knitting a real sock.
I've rearranged our lounge area a little. Nathan also got a harmonium/pedal organ/pump organ for his birthday. It is a lovely bit of furniture and we will restore it some so that he can play it too (the bellows have holes in them and need a bit of fixing!). No pics yet- DH has the camera. I moved it to a different place in the lounge area and set up chairs around it. I brought in a (secondhand) chair we bought, vacuumed it and put a sheet over it (sorta ruins the look of a wingback chair but covers up the remaining dog hair!). Now we both have wingback chairs to sit in, but my chair has a foot stool :-) So I sat with the reading light on me last night and knitted some never ending DK weight sock (and realised that I had 12 more stitches on one sock than the other! Ooops! That is a LOT with DK weight 8-} so to the frog pond it went!) and read some of "No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting" by Anne Macdonald. It was very pleasant too!
Must get wriggling on. I have to go to the library to throw some books back and pick some up. The library is only a couple of miles away but without a car it becomes somewhat more of an expedition!