Maggie Pi said so. Maybe tomorrow. I still need to finish the door draft thingy. I finally found tiny locking bags to put the poly-pellets in. I need to fill eighteen of those little suckers. I hope I have enough. Then, there’s the hand sewing. Will they be ready for Christmas? Not if I get any more cat help.
There was just enough yarn left to make a hat. The main part of the hat is reverse stockinet with changing yarns every row. I used the last of the yarn to make a few worms. I’m very happy with it. I should write down the pattern before I forget.
We went to see a re-broadcast of Mozart’s, The Magic Flute, this afternoon at the cinema. It was my son’s first time. This one was song in English, making it easier to follow. It was also abridged, so it was only two hours long. A good first time opera.
As the opera was starting, I got a little weepy. I couldn’t help but be reminded of my old opera buddy, Ray. We got season tickets in the first balcony of the Lyric for several years. And here I was now, sitting next to this six and almost one half-foot tall young man doing it again. It didn’t seem that long ago that I was tucking him into bed, giving Sweetums a kiss and driving down to meet Ray at the theatre.
Afterward, we went out for pancakes and we talked about it. He really loved it. I’m so happy. It’s (almost) like old times.
And, No, I’m not going to show you. You see I had kitten help and now, they need some work.
I still need to make my little wall hanging for November and a friend needs a new pair of gloves for work. I’ve got some stash diving to do. Nails are dry. Back to the raincoat.
Last week, I crossed the bridge to visit my children. It was also an opportunity to buy apples for pie and shop.
I have decided to use Velcro rather than buttons for my raincoat. I seem to have every color but yellow. Well, so did the stores. After three stores, I decided to go with pink with white hearts. If it’s going to show, it might as well stand out, n’est pas? The raincoat is coming along nicely. The pattern is whole written with lots of diagrams. I can’t wait to show it. Of course, now we’ll probably have a drought.
My first pie of the season is in the oven. I can hardly wait. Do I have pie with supper or for supper?
No. I did not cheat! I knit mostly at night and trying to pick up stitches along the sides in black was giving me a headache. So, I decided, one was enough. It’s not the first time my socks haven’t matched. It’s more like the tenth or twelfth time. When knitting the second sock, I purled the black whenever there was two rows to help it stand out. I did Partridge stitch heels using both yarns. It’s a great look.
Ruthless Ruthie is at the vet’s getting her hysterectomy. The others are getting some much needed rest and relaxation.
My Hallowe’en socks are coming along. I’ve finished the entrelac cuff and started on the heal. The cuff was slow work and all the black slowed me down. The rest should go quickly.
And I would like to thank Jaala Spiro at Knitcircus for making this yarn for me. And she didn’t even want extra for it. I’m so happy.
I never get rid of an old sweater. First of all, I’ll mend it. But one can only do so much mending. And, let’s face it, sometimes you get sick and tired of it. It happens. At my house I have what I call the sweater chair. It’s high and sits next to the glass door and a heat duct. It’s the perfect spot for kitties.
When I saw it, I had to have it. Miss Babs makes great sock yarn so I know I can knit anything and I’ll be happy with the results. At first I thought, ‘a pair for me and a pair for Jenn’. Then it was,’ who gets orange and who gets bile green?’ Then, ‘how about one of each color? This is stupid. Just use both skeins in each sock’. OK. So that’s settled. Next. What pattern? I knit a swatch. (Yes. I swatch!) I could knit one round before the color changes. Hmmm. I’ve got to think about this.
There’s always entrelac. Eight rows of seven stitches was about as close as I could get. I think nine diamonds around should be about right. Also the first round should be in garter stitch so it will lay flat. Or maybe reverse stockinet. I don’t know yet. I’m still playing. I knit this with size one needles and I want to try zeros. I bought an eight inch circular and I haven’t tried it yet.