After dinner last night, I left the room to gather stray dishes and came back to see my wee family laying about like a group of sea lions.
(Cat and knitting pics below the fold, so as not to bore non-knitters and dog-lovers.)
Earlier in the day I decided to put the red slipcover back on the couch. It appears that this may have been a bad idea if I ever want to hold a conversation with the little one again.
Doug stayed here all day. ALL DAY. I thought there was something wrong with him until he took it upon himself to clear off the coffee table in two separate rooms and shred a roll of paper towels.
Pablo, in the meantime, still loves his kitty condo. Too bad my cats are too fat to fit inside it.
I decided to join them and take up my knitting to the tune of Wheel of Fortune, the show Ethan vows to take me on someday for a mother/son show. As much as I hate to admit this, Wheel and Jeopardy! are Ethan’s primary incentives for reading and writing. You do what you can.
This is the beginning of my first sock project of the year that will not be abandoned! Like everyone else, I’m knitting the Jaywalker pattern at MagKnits, a super easy and pretty pattern, but I’m already bored. I hate knitting socks but I have to get rid of this sock yarn stash somehow.
With the big ol’ Xmas coupon, I went and got myself enough Lorna’s Laces worsted to knit up a second Clapotis. The first one turned out very nicely, but I picked a cheap scratchy wool that gives me a rash if I wear it too long. This Clap feels like a dream, but as is my habit when buying yarn, I picked colors that look far different in natural light than they do in the store, thus my red and purple yarn is now quite obviously orange and purple yarn. Oh well.
Finally, I got this lovely skein of cashmere for Xmas. It’s enough to make a small shawl or a very generous scarf — all in this one little skein. True story: I spent the majority of my last day student teaching forcing my students to hold the skein between their arms while I hand-wound a skein of this stuff. It took about four class periods. The cool thing was that I got to have some one-on-one time with some of my favorite students while I wound, so there you go.
Anyone have any pattern ideas for this last skein?
Not pictured, two sock hats in Manos and the Noro Silk Garden sweater I’ve started and frogged three times in a year-and-a-half.