Lace Progress, Empty house and Chickens
The second week of us being two people instead of four people was comfortably uneventful. We slip into this lifestyle gracefully and enjoy the quiet (and clean) house. When they are home, I take for granted the quick conversations that occur face to face, favorite meals whipped up and shared. Once the house is empty and order is reigning in the laundry and kitchen, I easily savor the meals for two, usually prepared within an hour.
Texts and phone calls still tether me to them, giving me glimpses of their days. I wonder how my mother coped without the invention of internet and cell phones? I believe I called once or twice a week when I was away at university, usually with some kind of minor crisis. This week, I texted my daughter instructions on how I bake a chicken! Love the technology :)
Back to knitting talk--I inserted a simple four row lace repeat that I "know" which is Elizabeth Zimmermann's gull lace pattern. Oh so lovely and I love the crisp stitch definition. I'm half way through the raglan increasing. While I knit away at the raglan shaping, I'm planning to do some simple waist shaping-haven't planned how or where though. Also I'm considering what kind of sleeve edging...oh the possibilities are endless.
Many of the blogs I read have real living chickens, so I thought I'd show you mine. They are the quiet kind that can live in your house (one's a rooster!). The table and chair set were made by my father-in-law when our daughter was two years old.
Have a good weekend everyone--stay warm!!