1. When I want to put off doing something I find all sorts of other things to do. I don't get what I am putting off done right away but I feel like I have accomplished something. In the end I do the right thing and complete what I should have started with. So today I felt I needed to blog but was stuck on what I wanted to write about. I did not quite run out of other things to do but my house is in better shape this afternoon. I stopped when I decided I would just write about a few random things.
2. Done while coughing and sneezing over a week ago one dishcloth.
From the Leisure Arts book, Color Splash Dishcloths, #3 Soap 'em Up. Knit with Lily Sugar 'N Cream cotton bought at the 2013 Listowel tent sale by the cone. I bought the book back in October when I stopped into Mary Maxim in London for a little inspiration. The sheep were a Christmas gift from a friend and they frequently sneek into my photos. They are so cute I had to take more than one.
3. Finished and photographed one pair of socks for a friend.
4. Since I finished the socks, I needed some simple knitting for the hockey game on Tuesday. I started the lapghan. It needs to be 36" x 48". There is no pattern, I am just making it up as I go using various sizes of domino squares.
The yarn is Paton's Decor (75% acrylic, 25% wool) in colourway "Mountain Top Varg". I assume it is discontinued as this has been in my stash since the 2008 Listowel Tent Sale. Hubby picked it up for me on a day trip on his motorcycle. [I have stash that is ageing, just like me]
5. I needed a simple project as the other one in progress is a pair of socks from the yarn left over from the Building Block Shawl.
The pattern is Ripple Socks from Socks Socks Socks by Knitter's Magazine. The pattern is not difficult, but I do need to concentrate - incompatible with cheering on a hockey team.
6. Building Blocks is done. I made the small size which is still generous. However it also meant lots of leftovers. See 5. above.
Hubby did a photo shoot for me outside. He says he doesn't have to be good (he really does not know anything about photography) he just has to take lots of pictures. I put the camera on automatic just for him.
7. Next week I am taking a weaving class at the Little Red Mitten in St. Thomas. I have to go with the loom warped and ready for the class.
Its a 20" Ashford Knitters Loom in case you were wondering. Most of the tying on was done this morning as I procrastinated.
8. My Christmas decorating is done.
Yes, this is really all I do. Only the one Christmas cactus is blooming. Half of it fell off in the summer when I brought home my great-grandmother's cactus. What is left is producing lots of buds and blossoms. My great-grandmother's cactus has produced a lot of new greenery this summer but I can only see one bud on the entire plant. Maybe it is still too early for it.
9. I finally finished the fingerless gloves I started back in September. I consider them a failed experiment. They were too small for me and the design on the back did not turn out as I hoped but I finished them anyway.
I thought my boss would like them. She likes bright colours and they are very colourful. She took one look, squealled then put them on. They fit her perfectly. She is absolutely delighted with them. She texted me yesterday to say that every time she looks for them to wear, she finds them on her son's hands. His favourite colour is green. His hands are warm and he can text at the same time. I texted back that I was happy the gloves were a hit. She texted back that they are "IN DEMAND".
This is why I finish not frog.
10. As of writing this the Essex 73's are in third place in the league just 3 points behind Blenheim which is in first. I am not concerned, as the top 8 go on to play in the playoffs. There are only 9 teams in the league.
11. My cold is still hanging on. I am calling this one Nigel.