It's a good thing that I'm flexible... I don't think I even had a chance to glance longingly at my knitting last night! Best intentions, blahblahblah -- it was laundry, plus I left work a little later than usual, and I took a little detour! I guess I'm still catching up from the whirlwind last weekend. The grrs have been helping, and even M has taken an interest in the washing machine control panel and learning which dispenser is for which liquid, but they only go so far...
It appeared to be a basket of clean towels sitting by the dryer last night, but towels were really only the top layer. Underneath, all squished, was a load of "lights." Here's my Heloise-ish laundry tip: If you forget about a load in the dryer (or it's squished under a load of towels in a laundry basket) and you have a strong aversion to ironing (as I have), separate the wrinkles-don't-matter stuff from the items you wish to have wrinkle-free. Throw the latter back into the dryer, along with a well-moistened cloth (a dishtowel, some socks, underwear from the load that's sitting in the washer work well, too), and turn it back on for a while. Voila! It really works. If you want to feel like a true model of efficiency, let the dryer do it's work while you take your morning shower. It's heady stuff.
My detour last night was to my really local yarn/gift shop. There's a "yarn" partner and a "gift" partner. For the first time, the "yarn" partner was at the helm when I stopped in. She crochets much more than she knits, and she's a talker -- in a good way. I had asked them --
a l-o-n-g time ago -- to order "Street Smart" for me, as the "Must Have Cardigan" was put on my must-do (someday) list the moment I saw it. Well, booklet is in-hand! I also bought a couple skeins of Elsebeth Lavold's "Silky Wool." It sounds so yummy -- and it feels that way, too! I plan to make a nice, wide, long, cable-y scarf as a Christmas present; wide and long enough to cover the head and still wrap well around the neck.
The good news is that it's a very light day at work today and I brought Cromarty with me. Knitting will be done!
Update: 2:42 p.m. Knitting has been done! I always feel weird knitting at work, even if there's no one here and nothing to do -- like I'm so obviously not doing anything even remotely related to work. Well, desperate times call for desperate measures and I've gone without knitting for far too long (over a week!). As of this minute, the first repeat of Cromarty Chart D is complete!