I had a few, not too strenuous, errands I wanted to accomplish today so I got myself dressed and just went. Durwood likes to sleep in so if I need a chauffeur I have to wait until the afternoon to go but I didn't want to wait so off I went. I took my time, parked as close to doors as I could, used a scooter when one was available (although I didn't see the one at Michaels until I was checking out), and let anyone who offered help me. It felt great. Also leaves are opening on the trees. Leaves!
Yesterday afternoon I did split the remaining alpaca yarn in half, picked up stitches in the bound-off thumbs, and knitted a couple rounds like I said I was thinking of doing in yesterday's blog post. Because I bound off so tightly (running out of yarn) I didn't join the second bind-off ends so the thumbs aren't as tidy as they might be, but look at the tiny pile of yarn ends that's left. I truly did use ALL of that 50 g. skein of luxurious alpaca yarn. I even like the way the bound off stitches look in the thumb, kind of a design element. ("design element" is often knitter-speak for booboo, but not this time; I made a conscious choice not to pick out the bind-off and add on)
At Friday Night Knitting I finished Sudoku Strip #1. This afternoon I tossed all nine of the Sudoku blocks into the washer and dryer so I can measure to be sure that I'm making the strips the correct length for joining them.
After finishing the strip I worked on May Preemie Hat #3. The yarn color is Lagoon. I like it.
I am a genius! And I didn't even know it. Oh, did I say that out loud? Well, I'm going to an engagement party this afternoon and wanted to take something small as a gift with the card so I sorted through my bag of stockpiled knitted wash or dishcloths and found a pair that are made with the same 2 yarn colors but switched so they kind of look like "his 'n hers." Like I said, genius. (I even had that length of ribbon in one of my knitting bags so I didn't have to boomp back downstairs on my bum to find something. I might run errands but I'm nowhere near brave enough to go down and up stairs on my feet yet.) Now I'll have to make another pair, just in case I need them again. I like to have some cloths made for quick gifts. Everybody likes handmade dishcloths, right?
May 14--Aiuppy Photographs, Rural Highway.
I finally got the window seat.
I'm usually the DMZ,
in the middle with my feet on the hump
because my brothers fight.
I lean against the cool glass,
squinch my eyes
so the autumn leaves blur
like melted crayons
on blue construction paper
as Dad speeds us along.
We have a freeze warning for tonight. Can you believe it? It's nearly May 15th and they're talking about frost. Tsk. Global warming, my Aunt Fanny.