It’s the second day of 2010 and I’m still in my nightgown. What a wonderfully lazy morning. I should be getting dressed to drive to pick up my daughter. She’s been visiting some friends from her old school. I don’t believe she has connected with anyone here in Geraldine as she did in Ashland. Who knows? A couple of these girls may be her forever friends. I am a still very close friend with a couple of girls I met in the 8th grade. Good, close friends are hard to come by these days. I don’t do anything to discourage it.
Yesterday, New Year’s Day, I started knitting a wool cap with intricate Celtic knots. The pattern is Habitat by Jared Flood. I can’t remember the yarn but I’ll look it up. It’s His patterns are lovely to look at, and you want to knit them all, but this is the first pattern I’ve bought. I downloaded it from the pattern’s site on Ravelry. It’s slow going but worth the effort. I’m also working on combining a couple of patterns to make a pair of pseudo-fingerless mittens. She wants just part of the fingers included on a particular pattern for fingerless mittens, and I’ve found a pattern with half-fingers so I’m going to see if I can’t make that work. While I’m working on this I want to knit a pair of cashmere-like gloves for me.
Also on my needles is a scarf, Latifa, from Knitty. I’m using Baby Alpaca DK from Plymouth Yarn and somewhere in my stash is the multicolored yarn to go between the color blocks. I bought the yarn at the Destin Yarn Shop in Destin, Florida, when we were there thanksgiving, 2008. I’ve posted a request on Ravelry for help on sorting my stash. There’s no rhyme or reason to my yarn since we’ve moved. If I want something, I have to go through all my yarn to find it. Hellllpppppp…….. Maybe once it’s sorted I can find some yarn that’ll be good to make that pair of gloves for me. I’d love a cashmere-like yarn.
I’d have pictures of these projects but the camera is in my husband’s shop where he’s working on restoring a 1976 BMW motorbike. It’s red and will look g.r.e.a.t. when he’s finished. I’ll post them later.
I have no great words of wisdom this morning for the New Year. There’s still laundry to wash, dishes to unload and load and floors to sweep. With husband going out to garage to work on bikes and dogs and cats coming and going, I should sweep five times a day!Going to pick up daughter at 1:00 in Ohatchee, the halfway point between Geraldine and Ashland. I’d rather make two two-hour trips than one four-hour trip. Until next time, take care.