Thursday, November 22, 2007

Act Like a Tomato... Catchup!

I know, I'm not keeping my blog very well updated. I must say, there really hasn't been a whole lot going on. We are adjusting to life with Roxy, she seems to have cauaght on to going potty outside and hasn't had any accidents since her first weekend home. I've learned to ignore her for a few minutes when I come home so that she doesn't excitedly leak on the carpet :o) Things are pretty good, I must say. She is still trying to pull ahead on her leash, and doesn't play nicely with small dogs, but we're working on that and start puppy classes Monday night.

On the knitting front.
I'm still working on both Secret of the Stole and Mystic Waters. I'm on clue 6 of S.S. I started to fall behind when my new yarn~ Lisa Souza lace weight in Sea Glas~ for Mystic Waters arrived. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this yarn!! I'm not very far in M.W, either maybe (probably not quite) halfway through clue 2.

The lone Jaywalker sock is hibernating in my knitting bag on the floor in a corner. Pathetic, I know.

On top of my slacker progress, I'm suffering from starteritis and really want to cast on something new, in a heavier weight than lace. I think I've just been around too much fine yarn. I ordered Wool of the Andes bulky to make the Santa Cruz pullover from Knit 2 Together. It's the only sweater Randy has ever been excited about and asked me to make, and the deciding factor in buying the book.

I have 4 skeins of Malabrigo worsted in Little Lovely that was going to be a Clapotis, but I'm now considering using it for Wicked. I think it may be just a little too thick for a Clap. However, I'm not touching it because I need to remember that I have yarn on the way for Randy's sweater. And, let's face it people, in Florida, if you blink long enough, you miss sweater-weather!

I dyed up the last 4 skeins of yarn yesterday, one of which will be going to my Hand Dyed Swap partner. I couldn't get the yardage right on these. I keep notes on Stickes (the program, no the paper) on my computer. I had a note that read, "4 oz= 462yards). I wound off said yardage weighed it and it was 4.1 oz. I went down a few yards and ended up at 4.25 yards! The remaining 2 were also 4.25 and 4.15 yds. I know the scale is accurate because I had also used it to weigh out dyes. I then ended up with a very teeny skein of maybe 100 ft. What the heck am I supposed to do with that???


here's to gorging ourselves on turkey, potatoes and PIE, PIE, PIE! Hope you enjoy your turkey day with your family and loved ones. I know I have a lot to be grateful for! How about you?

1 comment:

Nyx said...

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