This was a good weekend in so many ways. Last weekend we were traveling, this weekend was a stay-at-home-do-nothing weekend. But I did lots. Yesterday, I worked on my second 'neutral' cowl out of three. I don't think I have enough yarn for four, but you never know.
After I sang the praises of knitting the same thing over and over again, I'm starting to feel a little bit like I'm ready for something else. So I went on Ravelry and spent ages looking at patterns. I'm specifically interested in using up scrap worsted weight wool.
|Holly the cat in the SAFE zone but being a nosy little cat.|
Today I rearranged my wools, mostly the DK and worsted weight. I have a lot of both, yet not enough in certain colors. After blissfully perusing my stash, I made a list of order of importance for knitting the rest of the gifts.
I still have a lot of knitting to do, good thing I'm into knitting for others this season.
|Holly the cat likes to bat these two things off the shelf every day. Yes, I knit both, no I do not not remember the patterns. They were before ravelry...|
|my mom made these pumpkins years ago|
|Zoe our dear dog before the fearless Frodo, she was full of soul and zen.|
|second neutral cowl out of three|
She also found a gift skein for my cat sitter, now it is not giftable, unless you like a messed up skein of sock wool. Most of the time she just makes a big tangle mess, with maybe one nibble bite. So it looks worse than what it is.
As you can see by the photo above, this is the only way to keep the wool. I've tried a decoy skein but she wants to seek and destroy ALL she can find. Frodo never looked at wool, although he nibbled some furniture.
We have a new heat pump! With the new system is a new thermostat, now we are 'old' people trying to figure out what temperature it is we like, numbers and readings are relative. Our conversations are thus:
'guess what temperature the thermostat says?'
'do you really think it's 70 or more like 74?'
'should we make it colder?'
'is the system on?' (yes the system is on, it's ultra quiet compared to the previous one)
'were you hot last night?' (YES!)
Overall we are thrilled to have the upgrade.
How was your weekend?