Monday, January 27, 2014

Finishing madness and insomniac dog

Cordova has taken to getting up at 4 am to go potty and then ask to eat breakfast.  It annoys me to no end but I've stopped fighting it.  I'd rather that than she have an accident in the house.  I am a light sleeper and once I'm up I usually can't get back to sleep.  I have just started accepting this on the weekend and once she is up I go brew some coffee and sit down for about five hours of knitting time before the rest of the family is stirring.  I watch podcasts, snuggle with Planck on my lap (who does not enjoy getting up that early), and knit away.  On the bright side I get to enjoy hot coffee and relative quiet and I can concentrate on charted or more complicated items.  So far this year I've finished the second sock of two pair that had been sitting mateless for about three years.

First up-Impressionnisme socks knit out of some lovely Patons Stretch Socks gifted to me by my friend Gwen back in 2011.  I promptly knit up the first sock and then I don't know what happened.  Maegwin became more mobile?  I got bored with the pattern?  Who knows, but I love them now.

Second-a test knit pair by my friend Gwen.  She dyed the yarn and I think it was meant to be a different color but turned out pastel blue, pink, and white.  I still have a skein and a half and might make something for the new baby with it.  Not sure yet.  I liked the socks, although I laid them down long enough that I think I worked the second heel differently.  I had lost my notes.  These are shorter socks, more like 3-4" cuff.

I'm now working on another pair of socks with some yarn I've had in my stash for a few years.  Sense a theme?  I'm part of a challenge on Ravelry to work on some of the beautiful stash yarn (nothing newer than 6 months old) and knit it up as well as clean out old works-in-progress that have been languishing.  I still have to knit some slippers for CA Mom (I didn't forget!) but they will only take a few hours and I need to felt them which I can't do until I go to my mom's house, probably in a few weeks.  I'm also doing a sweater, just a cardigan that buttons at the top and is short sleeved, using some bulky yarn.  I figure it can fit now with the belly sticking out and then after the baby comes also.

That's about it, just a quick update.  We are trying to stay warm.  Maegwin has been enjoying sledding down the little hill we have next to our house.  I will try to put up some video we took later this week.  Til then, here's a pic of when we gave her some flour to "bake with".  Ignore the Duplo mess in the background-we've given up trying to keep them put away but for those who gave some to her for Christmas, she LOVES them and plays with them everyday.

1 comment:

  1. I'm seriously impressed by your ability to look on the bright side in regards to losing that much sleep.