I guess a week and a half of self-pity is enough. I’m using the “upstairs computer”, dreaded because of Windows Vista compatiblity issues, but I’m trying really hard to be brave. I downloaded a cool program that lets me put the music on my iPod back into iTunes (take that, Apple!), Dell is sending me the disks I need to restart (I probably have them but God only know where they are) the system, the accountant has the latest files on a flash drive, and it’s my birthday tomorrow and I’m not going to do any housework. All in all, life is good.
I have been in the middle of a skirmish between my chiropracter and my glider rocker, in which I sit to knit, and on Thursday the chiropracter won. I got this
and am I ever glad I did. I can flap my arms all I want while I knit, and my shoulders aren’t hunched up around my ears. Mike was a little startled at the upholstery, but I think it’s fun and it matches the black leather couch. I think Mike is worried that he’ll come home one day and his La-z-boy will have been replaced. This is a very justifiable fear; the only thing stopping me is that I dig at least a couple of bucks worth of coins out of his chair every week. I can’t afford to give up the income.
I’ve done a little knitting.
It doesn’t look very exciting (and trust me, it isn’t.) but it will magically morph into this:
The wool is from Custom Woolen Mills and very nice to knit with. Not quite as rough as Briggs and Little although not as much colour choice. The back has no cable, so I’m actually looking forward to the front. It looks awfully wide, but then all I have to do is look in the mirror and realize “Oh, yeah. That’s what it has to go around.” The pattern is from here, which I’ve had for 10 years.
Glenda at Prairie Lily got my yarn in so I’m halfway done 6 inches of ribbing on this:
This is the one that turned out too short, so I cut off the ribbing, picked up the bars between the stitches, and away I go! While it’s a bit of a nuisance, it was worth it to see the looks on peoples’ faces when I took the scissors to the original ribbing. I may have to lose a pound or two before this gets worn in public, but I love the colours regardless.
I made another one of these:
This may be my favourite go-to project. While others knit socks, I do multi-directional scarves. It’s an easy way to fill up the tickle trunk.
I have to go now and pester Mike about baking me a birthday cake.
Have a good weekend!
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