St. Patty’s Day

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I’m feeling a bit green.  Does that count?

Pain in my left arm/hand has been holding up my posting so I’m going to jot down a few things before they completely disappear from my mind.  Then I’ll go back to resting my arm.

Last weekend, my Mom came for a visit.  She arrived on Friday and other than a short break for Chinese food – in which I ordered AT LEAST one of everything on the menu, ’cause that’s how I was raised – we sat and knit and watched TV.

On Saturday we went to the Knitting Meetup. 

I gave Jane her new markers and sock yarn.  She was so thrilled.  And
on Thursday she brought the sock to the bowling alley so I could see
the pattern it was making! LOL!  Another successful sock knitter
conversion.

Mom enjoyed meeting everyone and wished she had a group like us, where she lives.  She could if she’d move here but that might be a bit much to ask.  "We have to move, dear, the knitters are wonderful there!"  Think my Dad would buy that one?

She got to show off her collection of teensy-tiny sock earrings, as well as one of THE shawls.  She’s working on 2 of them right now but the black one was left home because of a little guy we like to call freaking ball of white fluffy fur that constantly gets all over everything Wesley.  She also got to see Chris and Jeanne abuse me, so she knows that I’m in good hands.  Then we came back to the house and knit some more!

On Sunday, Tom had to get up early for work so there was a bit of stress over the changing of the clocks. Will this clock change?  How will we KNOW?  Set the kitchen timer, just to be sure!  It was like the Seinfeld episode with the marathon runner.  Yeah.  You know which one.  Too bad he HAD to stay up to watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith…again (Mom hadn’t seen it yet)!  He ended up with a whole 3 hours of sleep.

Then Mom got up at the butt-crack of dawn and was gone in a flash.   It was such a great visit.

BYE MOM!  (WAVING) See you in April!!!

The rest of the week was a blur.  I tripped on the keyboard a few times and ordered some yarn from Jimmy Beans.  (CashSoft at 25% off!!)  Took a ride to Mountain Knits and Purls in E. Stroudsburg – might have gotten a small amount of yarn.  But I’ve got something exciting in the works that I’ll talk more about when it’s up and going. 

Can’t you just SMELL the excitement???  (Or did you have fried fish for dinner last night?)

I also demonstrated why I should be a blonde half of the time.

I started my Central Park Hoodie.  First, I swatched.  YES!  It’s true.  I started on a size 7 needle.  There were too many stitches so I went DOWN a size. (I KNOW!)  Then I realized I’m a jerk and re-swatched on an 8.  PERFECT!!!  Then I started the ribbing.  I’m doing the body in one piece, to save time and energy.  I worked for 3 days on the ribbing.  After I did the 4" of ribbing, I checked the pattern to see what was next.

SWITCH TO LARGER NEEDLE.

Doh!  I had done the ribbing ON the larger needle.  Head smack!  Then RRRIIIIIPPPPPPPPP went the ribbing.

SO.  I started on the ribbing again, on size 6’s.

There’s just no joy in life if you can’t take the time to do 3X the work. 

It’s my new motto.  But it’s too big for a bumper sticker.

And even if it was small enough, Jess wouldn’t put it on her car! (wink, wink)

So back to listening to "Brother Odd" on Merlot.  And catching up on the CPH ribbing.  And resting my arm (yeah, right).

Go check out Chris’s etsy shop.  Lots of new eye candy.  (Rox, what you showed us is NOT eye candy!)

Go wish Jeanne and her family a Happy Gotcha Day and help them celebrate the joy that is Cieara!

If you have a cat or dog, and give them canned food, check out the list for recalled foods.  I freaked when I saw Wes’s brand on there but it’s not for the food in our cabinet.  WHEW!

But, most of all, KNIT.

8 thoughts on “St. Patty’s Day

  1. Busy week! I hope your arm feels better soon. It would be great if your Mom moved closer – then she could make those cute earrings for me! Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. Wow, you’ve been busy. I’m green with jealousy that you shopped so much for additional yarn. Like we know you need it!!!

  3. Glad you had a good visit with your mom!

    I think I’ve proven beyond a reasonable doubt that I cannot place a sticker on anything :o\

  4. Why must everyone be so upset about Jared Leto? Why I say. 😉

    And…. Frank Sinatra… are you finished with the book yet? Eh?

  5. You swatched??! I have done the same darn thing with starting a project on the larger needle. Except I think I said screw it and continued!

    Hope the arm pain eases up.

  6. I’m glad I’m not the only one that has issues with swatches. I just stare at the needles and contemplate whether I need to go up or down a size for about 15 minutes. Then I do the exact opposite of what I should do.

    Your weekend with your mom sounded wonderful.

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