How is everybody? I am doing just fine thank you. I am taking a little break from cleaning on the beautiful Sunday afternoon. I have already cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms, taken out the trash and cleaned the litter box. All I have left to do is clean off the kitchen table. Does anybody use their kitchen table to eat anymore? Or are you all like me and use it just to dump mail and stuff and only clean it off when you are having dinner? At the table? Most of the time my husband and I eat at the coffee table in front of the TV.
As for knitting this week, I am still monogamous on my sock, getting it done, but alas, an important knitting lesson has been re-learned this week. Don’t drink and knit! That is what I did on Wednesday. My husband was out-of-town on business so I had a few glasses of wine and then decided to knit. Thursday at knit group I had to end up taking the sock all out to the heel. So unless you are doing stockinette or garter, DON’T drink and knit! It will not turn out well and you will have to frog it back the next day anyway.
Last week I got a comment to post pictures of my Acer Cardigan, so here they are. It’s dry by the way it took almost a week but I got the signal the other night it was dry. What is my signal you may ask? Well, my cat lies on it. Yes, I lay my sweaters and knitted items out to dry on the floor in my office and when they are dry, my cat lies on it. Of course, as soon I see this, I kick the cat off and put the sweater away. Hopefully free of cat hair. But who am I kidding, I have 2 cats, everything I own has cat hair.
Oh, did I ever tell you, I’m addicted to Ravelry? I play on it at on my phone while I’m at work and somehow the items in my que and favorites list just keep going up and up and up. Oooh, I just want to knit everything. Do you ever feel that way. Just cast on everything you see? One thing at a time, even if you are not a monogamous knitter, you realistically can only work on one thing at a time. I finally found the Clapotis, by Kate Gilbert, that Brenda Dayne from the Podcast “Cast On” has been talking about and I love it. It’s a very chic wide scarf perfect for any occasion. And the pattern was free. I love free patterns, but of course, I have been known to hit that PayPal button if I love the pattern.
I also keep meaning to finally learn how to make hexipuffs for the Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits, I have a ton of sock yarn that is just begging to become a hexipuff. Let’s make it a goal to at least cast one on this week. In fact, as soon as I post this I am going to print that pattern. Yes, I have it on my phone, but I do like it on paper, bigger print and I can write on it.
In other areas, I have been cooking, gardening and shopping. We have three wedding coming up and yesterday I got gifts for all of them. I did not want to take the gift card route, instead I went local. I went to my favorite store here in Ardmore, The 9, and got gifts for everyone. This store is awesome, it has everything from all different vendors, they rent space in the store and you can get anything from clothing to house stuff. I love it.
Cooking, I made risotto last night. It was a lot easier than I thought and delicious! I used Anne Burell’s recipe and put some frozen peas in it. It was so good, I had it for dinner last night and breakfast and lunch this today. My garden is growing well, I keep taking care of it. I could have weeded a bit more this morning but I didn’t. oh well.