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13 December 2013

Whoooosh!

Hear that? It's December flying by at a mile a minute!

Bookmarking The Yarn Whisperer for later listening. I was unable to listen live when Clara Parkes spoke with Anne Strainchamps on 45 North/Wisconsin Public Radio this morning -- the show should soon be posted at the link!

I am looking forward to a fairly low-key weekend. Except for yoga with Ali on Sunday morning, there are no obligations or parties, so I can hunker down and get to some of the other things on my list -- things that I didn't even mention on Tuesday's To-Do List!

  • Finish Cloche Divine -- this project flew in under the radar! I cast on last night, using Rowan Softknit Cotton and, oh my, it is definitely soft! I'm just a few rows in for the main body of the hat, about to begin "bow gathers." It's very fun, so far, even though seed stitch is pretty much "torture" in my book.
  • Dye some yarn!! Or at the very least reacquaint myself with my wool and dye studio -- and get a grip -- there are projects in the hopper!
  • Plan (and possibly begin to make) some cook-ahead meals/soups/stews for the Zim family, and some Lactation Cookies for the new mumma!
  • Knitting Yarns is on the way to Carrie, winner of the random drawing here, but I still have some other mailing to do!
  • ETA:  I need to design and order a small book of wedding photos for my mom! (My sister Ann's photo calendar -- the 3rd or 4th I've made for her -- was finished & ordered last weekend!)
  • I also need to do some sewing!!

Speaking of Zim... I can hardly believe we're on the downhill slide. A month to go!! It's been about that long since we've been to yoga, and Ali said that it was amazing how different her body feels now. Oh, it was so good, though... for both of us.

The baby's room is also nearly complete -- new floor (partially heated), new windows, some insulation, fresh drywall and paint, wall decor -- I can't wait to see it all finished! A nice, comfy couch will be moved in and it's going to be so warm and cozy.

I'm still working on Pepita, but ripped a bunch after discovering that my gauge was off even worse than I thought. I guess I knit about a million stitches per inch with fingering weight yarn on size 0 needles! I did a little fudging so I didn't have to completely rip it out, and the math to figure out how to proceed, but it is slooooow going. After the finishing flurry of November, I feel like a real slacker.

Heh.

Hey, have a great weekend!

 

Comments

Lactation cookies! I wish I'd had them 14 years ago, when I was lactating. :-)

Thanks for the link to Clara's interview! I didn't know she was on at 9 this morning until nearly 9:30 :-( but I just clicked over and listened. She is such a charming person.

Question: is Rowan Soft Cotton similar to Calmer? I panicked when the latter was discontinued; I snapped up two sweaters' worth of it. If they introduced another yarn that is similar, good for them!

Half over, it's hard to believe Christmas is around the corner. Busy people get things done and you're one of the busiest I know.

Sounds like the room will be wonderful, hope we get to see photos. And lactation cookies? Where were those 21 years ago?!?

enjoy your weekend - I think you need a little relaxation! can't wait to see the baby's room...so much good stuff!

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