12 More roses are now up on the board. I think I may be half done. I need to dive into my scraps and even whole pieces for more colors. But it is looking so much better.
I also had to get the emission checked to license my car. They told me it is old enough now that I don’t have to get another on this car which is nice. Now I just have to keep it running.
Then off to get a new battery for my watch which stopped. These kind of trips just seem like a waste of time, but necessary. Oh, yes, and then the grocery shopping. Please tell me why we women can get all this done inside a couple of hours and our DH think we have just scheduled an entire day.
It is still raining, and we are threatened with snow on Monday, but there is a bright light ahead. A week from Sunday, the sun is scheduled to shine.
And I did get a bit of knitting done. This particular stitch is a bit challenging, but I will press on. Who knows I may learn to get faster.
Have a Happy Sabbath and a great weekend
PS For readers who knew her, Alice Kirkman passed away this week.
I finally put together a pile of quilts for those with fewer resources than we have and took them to the church. It’s cold out there. The secretary said they have men sleeping in the doorways at night now. I need to make some simple, but warm quilts as she said at this point, anything helps them.
Then it was lunch time. I like a simple tostada with a shell, beans, and lettuce, and of course guacamole throughout. I found that if I order it as a side, I get a bit more.
Remember the fencing, I spent an hour repairing yesterday with baling wire? Since the sheep have nothing better to do than to eat and then figure out how to dismantle things, they achieved the dismantle by pushing the 2 x 4s down. So today I dragged a cattle panel to the pen. It completely fit that area, so we tied it up and hope that it will last until Sunday and we can get it put up more securely. But one never really knows. These sheep are small as they are Shetlands, but they are mighty when they decide they want to be somewhere else.
That was enough fun for this crazy day. So I spent some time knitting a new pair of socks. These are on a size 3 needle and 100% wool, so I will add nylon to the heel and toes to reinforce those areas. I put the socks on hold that were needing more attention. These are going fast because I don’t have to think much and it is a larger yarn. As you can see from my note on the page, I’m only working on 48 stitches. Maybe, I’ll get these done before the month is over and can go back and work on January’s socks.
Hang on tight and enjoy life’s crazy roller coaster ride.
January sock progress is like molasses. Very slow going. I am now half way through the heel flap. No the socks will not be finished in January as I originally planned. I’ll have to see what is scheduled for February = hopefully no more illness so that I can get February’s socks done and go back and finish these.
I spent about 4 hours this morning, moving furniture and cleaning floors under machines. Sweeping, mopping, discarding, put bolts and other fabrics away all takes time. So we took the afternoon off and spent another 5 hours, grocery shopping, and having AT&T tell me why the phone wasn’t working. Amazingly they couldn’t get it to misbehave and so far it is still working. I had planned to get an ice cream cake at Dairy Queen for the party Saturday evening, but their idea of a an ice cream cake, was a layer of vanilla topped with a layer of chocolate and then frosted like a cake. So we went to Baskin Robbins and bought pizza like pies. They have a big chocolate cookie on the bottom and are filled with ice cream and cut into 8ths. That should be easy to handle at the party. (Yes, there is vegan cake and ice cream for those that choose.)