So nice to have the day off. It is bitter outside. It finally just got up to 11 degrees. Lots of strong winds rattling the windows. Tyg is not interested in going out, but he has a couple of times...just not for very long. Right now he is curled up in the chair I normally sit in to knit. It's at the end of the table and the heat comes out under the table - it's a comfy place to be!
IF you remember, Dee and I were getting together on Saturday for some shopping, knitting, lunch, and a whole lot of chatting. Apparently I cannot chew gum and walk AND I cannot cast on and talk. Not sure what I did, but Dee can confirm that the ribbing I started for some socks was just plain wonky. Neither of us could figure out what had happened.
I planned to cast on anew later that evening. Before I had a chance, Dee texted me that the Brookline pattern was not working for her yarn. We've decided to abandon that little mini KAL and start one on the 2nd of February for Sunday Swing socks (free pattern on Ravelry). Anyone care to join us?
Last night I was finally able to cast on for socks but only managed to get 5 rows of ribbing done.
Hopefully this will see a little more action today. I'm planning to make "Gladys" (another free one on Ravelry). But I have not been idle. Last night I went through the notebooks I have of patterns. You know I weeded them out months ago, but still had too much. I've whittled it down and am getting rid of 4 binders! A lot of what I had printed is already in my Ravelry library...or is free on the internet. I did save some patterns I bought and some instructions I had printed out.
I've also been going through books - some from my knitting bookcase and more from a shelf of cookbooks. I have a large box of books to donate. And space! I have space. It feels wonderful.
Meanwhile, my car is in the shop for inspection (which is going to be expensive this time). It may not be ready till 10 tomorrow morning. I have laundry in both the washer and dryer, and a couple more loads to do. Bread is rising (the kitchen smells wonderful) and I'm making a curried shrimp chowder for dinner. It's the perfect day for soup and bread.
Colin and Mailing made it home safely from NYC and they LOVED the opera. Luckily the storm wasn't as bad as predicted. It's just the bitter cold and the wind - unrelenting!
Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!