Tuesday, January 10, 2006

No disrespect but.....

Madame Mother Nature, do ya think you could make up your mind about the freakin weather for crying out loud?!?! It never fails, as soon as the weather goes on it's roller coaster ride of 40 today, -10 tomorrow, sunny then snowy---I get sick! I hate it! I had such big plans for my nice quiet unscheduled weekend, and instead I was fitting in little bits of cleaning between....napping. UGH!! I usually function on about 6 hours of sleep a night, because I have too many other things to do. Sleeping for extended periods of time just does not fit into my schedule! Who do I call?

I had huge aspirations of having my house spotless after all the Christmas decorations were removed and put away, and finding my carpet so I could actually test out my new vacuum. (it works great by the way, I emptied that little dust cup thingy and freaked out that that was actually all over my carpet) It all got done, but very slowly and I wasn't able to get much knitting done, due to the large amounts of cold medicine I was consuming in order to just breathe and not cough every 2 seconds. So much for thinking while I knit.

I am test knitting a really cool pattern and was hoping to have it well under way by Sunday, sure it could happen. Unfortunately I got about 1-1/2" of it completed on Sunday, and as of last night I'm about 4-5" into it. It's a basic 2x2 for now, but in about 20 rows it's going to get hairy AND scary, cuz there's lots of ......gulp....cables-of which I've never attempted. I'm kinda excited though, in a sweaty palm kind of way, cuz if I can pull it off, it's going to look very cool, and I know the designer is very anxious to get this pattern published and I don't want to let her down.

Oh, and did I mention my first aerobics class of the new session is this week? No worries, I can pull a whole class together including music and choreography by....tomorrow?! Cuz of course I felt up to dancing around and writing notes while hacking up a lung over the weekend! NOT!

I don't have any new pictures, because I have resorted to using a disposable camera recently, since the digital camera is never where I need it to be when I need it, and because I didn't have 27 pictures to snap off immediately (shocker) I don't have anything new to show as of this minute. I did finish my daughter's hat, and it's sitting in her room waiting for her, so I'll take a few pics of her in it this weekend, and by then I'm hoping to have made more progress on the test knitting so I'll take some shots of that this weekend as well.

In other WIP news the boyfriend sweater seems to stall constantly, but I'm still working on his socks bit by bit, and they're getting longer. It takes way longer to do them both at the same time, but the end result....they'll both be done at exactly the same time, so poof! wearable socks!

The gaping holes in my driveway almost literally swallowed me up yesterday (thank goodness for 4WD!!) and I noticed this morning some new yellow snazzy paint lines and fancy flags, like someone actually came out and realized "Wow, this chick has these 2 GAPING holes in her driveway, we should fix these!" I'm keeping my fingers crossed that today is the day!!

Okey dokey, I'll get off my step ladder and quit ranting. I'm almost done shoveling my lunch in and I better get back to some semblance of work before the boss catches me.

Have a great day!

Cables are a breeze, honestly. Just think of it as knitting the stitches out of order and you'll be fine.

And yay for getting the driveway fixed! Hopefully they'll actually do it soon.
Thanks Kirsti, I usually knit out of order anyway, now it will be on purpose. Tah-dah!! A cable! I meant to do that.

Latest update on the driveway, they're saying Thursday-what a drag!
Dana, I agree..cables are pretty easy once you get the hang of them. It is like knitting out of order. Get Better! Take your vitamins, use Puffs, and sleep. ;-)
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