I know a few of you share my love of music. It can set my mood, which was the case this morning. I love my Xm ’80s station, even more now that they’ve added the year released to the songs. How could I not be energized when my ride to work was AC/DC and Survivor? In an instant, I was a pre-teen with roller skates, dipping and swaying at the local rink, and despite the grey skies, I was grinning…
I needed music last night. The Knight wasn’t home, and Sissy was just really being a pest. She was behaving as she does when she’s trying to tattle on Gretchen, but Gretchen was playing at my feet while I folded laundry. Not Sissy. She paced. She fretted. She was stressed. Finally, in a huff, I follwed her to the kitchen, where I promptly dropped to my knees and kissed her, and then put both dogs in the crate.
No photos, but the seal on the dishwasher finally granted the Knight his wish. He’s been wishing that appliance out of commission for several years, and of course, it gave up while he wasn’t home. There were THICK suds from the dishwasher to the pantry, and if Sissy hadn’t made me follow her when she did, they’d have been in the guest bath in moments.
Have you ever tried to mop thick suds? It doesn’t really work. I just set the mop in the midst, wiggled, rung out, and repeated until I could see the floor again. THEN, I was able to mop.
So, while the hero and her sidekick chomped on treats, I cast on for Sissy’s cowl. I didn’t make much progress, despite claims that it can be knitted in 1-2 hours. I didn’t have but a few minutes last night before I cried uncle and retreated to the solace of my bed. Maybe I’ll get home in time to finish it tonight.
The Knight hopes to squeeze in buying a new dishwasher between meetings tonight. My request list is simple – it must fit in the hole we have for the now-former model, and it should be quiet. Anything else I should add?
Maybe the FO report on the Voyager just isn’t meant to happen. We’ll try again tomorrow. In the meantime, I happen to know I’m not the only one who took that whole “sock yarn doesn’t count as stash” thing too seriously. Join me in accepting Gaylen‘s challenge at the Stash Sock Club Group on Ravelry, where we’ll knit 12 pairs of socks from stash yarn this year (and probably next, and the year after that, and…).
I have on these warm beauties today. They’re a little thicker than most of the other socks I’ve done, but that’s a good thing on a cold, dreary day.
I only finished three pairs of socks last year, and only one other pair remains on the needles. I miss my socks, but I got distracted by lace and hats in 2008.
Here’s a list of what I knitted last year, by category:
Socks – three sad pairs, including the two pairs of Pedicure socks.
Hats – 11, I think?
Wraps of all sorts – 13
There were about 25 other things including a couple of cardigans, dog sweaters, scarves, bookmarks…
Don’t tell the Knight. I’m sure he’d say I knit too much, but I do have that stash to work through…