Archive for September, 2008

Flu Shots

September 20, 2008

I have never had a flu shot.  I have never had the flu.  Why should I get a flu shot?  My doctor tells me I should get a flu shot.  My crazy ex-girlfriend’s husband used to bring the shots home (he’s a pediatrician) and try to give me one, too.  I can’t get myself to get one.  I am not afraid of needles.  I need a really good reason to get one.  No one has come up with that reason yet.  I guess I don’t want to tempt fate.

More Bricks

September 19, 2008

Yesterday, Doug bought 50 bricks to add to the wall at the basement door.  They’re big and curve out.  Today, we went back and bought some more of those and some flat 16 inch square ones for the front path.  The only trouble is the old ones are 18 inches.  He is going to bring the old ones up from in front of the basement door so the ones in front all look the same.  Are you bored yet?  Well, I am.

Here’s my glove progress.

And, here’s my quilt progress.

Another Boring Post

September 18, 2008

We walked the dog.  I sewed some.  I knitted some.  We went to the supermarket.  Doug bought 700 or 800 lbs of bricks and put them in the back of my van.  It rode funny.  I think Van was a little frightened.  He was glad to be back in his garage.  I promised to take him over the big bridge in a week or two.  That seemed to make him feel better.

I Almost Put on Long Pants

September 17, 2008

But I managed to suppress the urge.  I did opt for a long sleeve shirt after our walk this morning.  We had some rain, but we had to turn on the sprinklers when the tide came up.  I jumped to part six on my quilt plan.  It’s definitely more fun than part five.  I”ll get back to it after part six.  Then, it’s on to the binding.  I should also make a label.  I’ve got two I made up for other stuff so maybe I’ll just have to change the date. 

The gloves are growing a finger.  I am really getting good at fixing errors, but those tiny stitches are making me crazy.  A dropped stitch can get lost quickly.  I’m glad I mentioned the changes on the first glove in this blog.  It helps.  I’d like to knit faster.  I can’t get any speed with these tiny needles.  At times, I feel like I have been knitting a whole sweater. 

That’s Much Better

September 16, 2008

It is so much nicer outside today.  We went for a really long walk.  I’m looking forward to sleeping with the windows open tonight.  Mary is getting braver and I got some nice shots of her this morning.

I sat out back for a while this afternoon and knitted.  I’m just about ready to start the fingers.  i will be glad when these are done and I can go on to something else.

I laid my quilt to get a better look at it and decided that it doesn’t look bad at all.  I didn’t work on it today.  Too nice outside.

Too Humid to do Anything Outside

September 15, 2008

I worked a long time on my quilt, probably too much.  The last lines don’t look good and I may take them out and do something different.  I did finish part three and I decided that part four was unnecessary.  I started on part five, but I should not have.  I was getting tired and it’s messy.  Maude, however, does agree that I should have stopped earlier.  She would have had more time to sleep.

Mary was out for a while this afternoon.

I knit for a while this evening, but it doesn’t look too good either.

Was I Up for the Challenge?

September 14, 2008

Well.  I wasn’t last night.  That’s for sure.  I had two motifs backward.  They had to be removed, but I wasn’t about to frog three whole rounds so I did just the section that was wrong.  





Actually, it’s only three rows, but trying to do it with two colors is a pain.  Its looks a little loose on the left side so I’ll have to tweak the stitches a bit.

More Boating Pictures

September 13, 2008

Look.  I’ve had a frustrating knitting day so look at the pictures while I go somewhere and growl.


September 12, 2008

I would never own a boat, but our neighbors do, so we went for a ride.

This is the train bridge.  It has to be turned ninety degrees when a train comes.  It’s flat here you know.  Last year when we were out, the thing got stuck closed and they had to wait for someone to come and fix it.  The tide was getting too low to go up our creek so Paul went down the river and parked at another neighbors pier.  It was less than a half mile from home, so we walked. 

You can’t see my house from the river, but this one is on the other side of our creek.  We are around the corner.  

Work is in progress on the Woodland Ferry.  It is supposed to be finished in November.  I won’t be out on the river to find out.  I may take the ferry.



I like the stop sign.  More tomorrow.  I’m going to bed.

My Feet are Cold

September 11, 2008

The temperature drops below eighty and my feet get cold.  I could have put on a pair of my wool socks, but I was being lazy and I went with closed toe shoes.  I don’t think it went much above seventy today.  I had to put on a long sleeved shirt when we went to the supermarket.  I’m still running around in shorts though.  I really shouldn’t.  I have arthritis in both knees.

I worked on my quilt for a little while today.  I’m about three quarters of the way through part two.  I got some quilt stuff in the mail today.  The book looked interesting and I have two little projects to work on when it’s too cold to go out and play.





I started the dreaded thumb gusset on my gloves.