Whew, am I ever glad it’s Sunday. I’m hitting the couch with the knitting so hard today you may be able to see the rising dust cloud from where ever you happen to be!
Had the sedond interview on Friday and met the big mucky muck of the operation. It went well. I should hear about that early next week. There are some tremendously big rumblings at work though so we will have to see how all this shakes out over the next week. I need to make some lists and have some meetings. What is expected of me? What is my role? What can I expect from others? Blah blah blah. I’m too old for work drama. I think I might have like it when I was younger but not now. Home & family provide enough drama, work should not be competing for an Oscar on the drama front.
And poor hubby had a tooth extracted on Friday so he is just miserable and swollen and unhappy. I think he might be sick of Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli too! Bahahaha.
Cats were taken to vets for blood tests and urine tests. They too were very unhappy and very vocal about it.
Tammys were also taken to human vets for yearly checkups and medications fart arounds. I was equally unhappy but much less vocal.
I’m telling you, it’s going to be a pretty quiet day at the old homestead. A little rest and recharge before we charge back into the fray tomorrow.
On the knitting front, I’m working on one of my big UFO’s. A top down sweater from Knitting Pure and Simple. #241 to be exact. Love their designs. The first sweater I ever knit was from Knitting Pure & Simple. I ran into a little problem though. I was almost finished the first sleeve and tried it on to check the length. Ummm, yeah, the sleeve top was built for Popeye and the forearm was more for Kate Moss. Strangely, I’m somewhere in the middle on that one. So a ripping I did go. Had to frog the whole forearm and go up above the elbow and remove 3 sets of the decreases. Now I’m just going to knit it straight, more like a kimono sleeve.
Then the problem occurs. I don’t have enough of this yarn to complete the project because of the wider sleeves. It was a “Oh I have just enough of this yarn in the stash that I bought at Elann 3 years ago!” moment. You know the ones, you’ve all had them too.
So, stuck between the rock that is the stash diet and the hard place that is the need to get more yarn to finish a year old UFO I hit ebay. Thankfully someone had 3 balls of the exact same dyelot. It was meant to be and I’m not counting it as a slip.
I’m still working on writing up the wee hat pattern. Man, that’s work. It is so hard to try to make sure you cover all the questions/issues people will have.
The sock toes have been put on hold. I was really unhappy with the joins on the needles I was using and decided to bite the bullet and order some of the classic circulars from Knitpicks. I’m told the joins are smooth as silk. The website tells me they have been shipped so I should have them next week.
I think that’s about all there is to tell from here at Chez Yarn & Dustbunny. Man, I hope that’s all I’ve got. I’m a simple woman and this much stuff in a week is wearing me down. Y’all have a good Sunday. If I get the hat pattern done I’ll post it up later today.
Oh, and just because it’s more fun to have a post with a pici, here’s a shot from a couple of summers ago. Stella used to be quite the yarn thief. If the basement door was open she was in there and stealing anything not in a rubbermaid tote. This is me trying to salvage a skeif of sock yarn from Lotusblossom. I eventually just gave up and replaced it, (thankfully she had dyed another lot in the same colour!) there were way too many breaks once Stell was done with it. Up to the left on the fence you can see another skein she got the same day. It too was a writeoff. Aren’t dogs great?