How was your weekend? Mine was good. Better than this morning which so far has involved cleaning up two piles of cat puke! Not the best thing at any time of day, but especially early in the morning. The poor little devil has been racing around though as if there were nothing wrong.
She is enjoying the window bird feeder so much and several times has knocked over the dough bowl filled with pin cushions. We have ordered a window perch for this window - a ledge of sorts with a fleece cover. Spoiled rotten, but I'm hoping that ledge will encourage her to stay there and leave my things alone! It should arrive tomorrow. Thank you Amazon!
Black Friday, I'm happy to say, involved no shopping for me. I met up with Dee for chatting/knitting/sipping. As usual, it was exactly what I needed. I ended up working some on the French Market Bag! Remember that thing? The fingerless mitt I had to count and pay attention to, so I decided mindless knitting was the way to go.
The multi-colored yarn has been all used up and now I am back to the green and grey. I'll keep going for a bit to see how long I can make it, knowing it will shrink a lot when felted.
The fingerless mitt is another story. I finished it, but I will not be gifting it. First of all, I did a sloppy job on the thumb and thumb gusset. Secondly, I am a very tight knitter, and I can just barely get my hand and my thumb into the mitt! I'm going back to my tried and true pattern of just a plain mitt. I started one last night in purple for my friend Leslie:
The cuff is done (15 rows of K1P1 ribbing). Now on to the body of the mitt which should not take long at all. This particular yarn is cotton and acrylic (Leslie is allergic to wool - can you imagine??), but is very, very soft. It's from KnitPicks.
Saturday I did brave the stores...or some of them. I did a little shopping and then went to DSW for myself! I have a $30 off your purchase of $40 or more. But...I could not find anything! I will try a different DSW store - I hate to waste the $30 off!! LOL I also went back to the store where I had my glasses made. I don't know if the prescription is incorrect or if the line isn't placed in the right spot (my glasses are progressive bifocals), but I'm having the dickens of a time reading or knitting or seeing on the computer. However, the store was crowded...a group of folks in there who didn't speak English very well and kept pulling their masks down under their chins. I'll go back another day.
One last shot of Regal Marcel from Thanksfiving Day when he was making sure Otto stayed out of trouble!
He really is a beautiful cat!
So now it is back to the reality of work. I don't think it will be terribly busy though. Fingers crossed. Hope you all had a lovely Thanksfiving and a nice, long weekend.