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Adding the cuffs.

So today was a busy one.

I got up way later that I hoped. Still it wasn’t too hot so Kali and I walked our mile. She was so slow. I don’t know what was up. She usually loves her walks. So it was way slower than usual. My app didn’t record it. I listened to a podcast that my daughter introduced me to. It kept my mind busy so the walk was painless.

My friends and I have challenged each other to watch all of Marvel Universe in timeline order. My husband has joined. We are now on Ironman 3. I think this is my favorite of the Ironmen. By the way, you can find this order on Disney +.

I seem more tired since getting back. I had to take a nap. I usually do well on a 20 minuter. But I went far over. I was 1/2 hour late for my recorder class.

Luckily,  I have a few lessons on my own before finding the class so it was review. I’m sure my advance will fade in the next two lessons. It was fun to be in a class with second graders to folks my age. I think that is the best kind of class. Be on the level of learning not peer groups.

Within a 1/2 hour of the end of recorder class was my writers group. I love the people in that group. Such a creative bunch. There are published authors to challenge all of us.

Now back to Ironman.


A pair nearly finished. Ankle done on one. After ankles then cuffs and done.

Because we have to keep the house dark on these hot days, knitting doesn’t happen as often or as long. My eyes complain at the strain.

Much of what was supposed to be done by today still patiently waits.

Maybe we should all have the patience of tasks undone!

Hot Sunday


I still don’t feel like turning on the laptop. It is still quite warm at nearly eleven. And we didn’t even hit the predicted 101. But too uncomfortably close.

In spite of that, the day was fun. Nottinghill, Holiday, and 50 First Dates, Big Hero 6, played on TV while the four of us and the furry children sat in front of fans and looked pathetic.

I managed to knit a heel on a sock. Wahoo something got done!

Sorry this is short and boring. But when I read back in the future it might be cold and busy and I’ll look at this time and gain inner warmth or be glad it still isn’t summer.

Now, even though it is late, I’m going to try and hit the musics then the shower and bed.

Making Monday


It is great to be back home. No driving or sitting for long times. While Chris was in the hospital I did a lot of knitting. At first I worked on this pair of socks.

But because I am trying to make the top of the sock a bit textured with four purl/four knit pattern, I found myself too distracted and doing the wrong stitches in the wrong places. So I left it at home the next few days and worked on the next pair of socks.

The bluish tinted yarn is very soft. That’s the part on the body of the sock. The toe and heel are a sturdier yarn. Because there are fewer stitches to keep track of, this is a better project when I am distractible. I finished the first heel today so these are going faster than the first pair.

Oh. And the hat. It is a soft mohair, light pink if the picture show it right. I’m doing a cable stitch that takes a lot of strength and concentration so I haven’t moved very far on it.

All of these are heading for the Hugger Hats charity. I still love the the win-win of getting to make things and having someone enjoy the results.

Ta Da and Teddy Tuesday


First the TaDa:

KB fine-gauge Flexee 20 links. Tie-up starting with Kitchener cast-on. German short-row heel. Cuff two-by-two purl/knit. Stretchy cast-off. Now passed on to charity.

Now the Teddy update.

As you may have noticed, I have many names for this feline, and he reenacts them all at will. Saint Theodore. That’s when he does a CAT scan and finds my hurty spots and purrs it away. It works like a miracle. Not for others in the house, but for me, it is true. Then there’s Teddy, the Terrorist. That is the demon that has decided we can’t have nice things. No matter how many scratching posts or pads we get, he chooses the arms of the furniture, even the newest chair. It’s embarrassing to have scratched up furniture, but he’s the one in charge of our Feng Sui. Teddy the terrific: That’s the one that is having zoom meetings down the hallway. No, not the kind people have. The kind of crazy cats and dogs have running around to show their joy of life. After three days of antibiotics on board, and Tedster seems back to his original multi-personable self. I’m so happy he’s back! And the plus is that he is quite talkative now, and he hasn’t been since he was a kitten. I’m so delighted!

Unfinished Friday


I’m here with the same unfinished pair of socks as last week. Wow! Who knew I would get so little done? I did add an inch or so to the ankle and have halfway finished the cuffs.

This week has gone very fast. Every task I set up for myself got side railed and remains to be finished. I’m still learning about podcasting and now have a mic. I have a stand to hold my phone as I record. But the table and area I plan to do it all still remains a chore. But the excitement of getting it started and reading aloud to friends. Or getting to know how I will overcome the stage fright, and social anxiety, scares me. Yet seems the thing to do. So tomorrow the table will be readied, and I’ll figure a way to read while I still have the cataracts. And still no appointment for the surgery. I have excitement in me for the first time in a long time. And I’ll probably finish these socks tomorrow.

Happy Friday!

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A Snowy Made It Monday


I woke up to this beautiful scene. Too early and cold to step outside, I took it from my recliner, looking out the front window.

Just to give a better view, I cropped it bigger to this:

It is all melted. Crazy pre-summer. Here in the desert, it is hot or cold. Barely ever in between as most people who experience spring would enjoy. And that means it’s colder, 21 degrees right now. Yes, I am under a blanket with all heaters on as I finish my ‘spring socks’ I have about 6 rows to make the cuff, but I will be past midnight when I finish. So come back if you happen to see the picture after the midnight posting time.

12:43 AM [edit] Yay! Done!

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I’m nearly finished with a pair of reversed socks. The combo is the opposite of the pair I finished a few days ago.

I just need to finish the cuffs. That’ll be done tomorrow, I’m sure.

This was yarn from China that I bought just before the lockdown. The labels are in Chinese except for the word Bamboo. Four skeins equal four socks. I made them on KB Flexee fine-gauge looms of 40 pegs each. I started with the Kitchener cast-on, German short-row toes, and heels. Most of the rest of the sock was the flat-knit stitch. The cuff is two-by-two knit and purl rib-stitch. Extra stretchy bind-off finishes the sock.

I am nearly finished with one other thing, and I will probably finish before I go to bed, The Walking Dead volume 15. I’ll post my review on Sunday. Notice how I left Saturday open for the usual Stream of Consciousness?

By the way, I love Fridays because I get to Zoom with my BFFs! The exciting part is two of us four have gotten their vaccines (first shots). No, our little community is still waiting for the shots to arrive.

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Are the best!

 

 


Chatting with my daughter, Zooming with my friend, and finishing the pair of socks make a perfect Wednesday.

One-liner Wednesday is a fun prompt by Linda G. Hill.

Ta Da Tuesday


I had hoped that I’d have a whole pair. But only one is finished. I hate leaving a loom empty with leftover sock stitch markers. So on the upper left, the next toe of an opposite color combo of the ones nearly finished. Middle is the finished product. Right the sock still needing a few more rows.

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