Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Only funny because it wasn't my dog!
Cricket and I were out walking when we caught this guy in action. He was clearly enjoying his electric fenced yard with easy access to full garbage cans. He must have taken 5 things out and careful put them on his lawn before devouring them paper and all.
As for knitting, I put the awful sock yarn aside. When I showed it to my friends Lesley and Karen this is what happened. Karen so gently examined it and tried to fix it where I'd dropped a stitich. I was having a terrible time with a ridges at the needle joins. She gave me a tip to snug up the yarn for a stitch or two after I go to the new needle.
Les on the other hand looked at the yarn on the needles. I had knit to the cuff and was ready to start the heel flap. "WHAT are you knitting with? HAIR?" She was right. The lousy yarn was like knitting a sock with hair. Worse than lace weight.
Enter Plymouth Yarns Sockin'Sox Color 6. It was the brand I fell for when my neighbor came over last weekend. For 12.02 with tax I have a pretty yarn that knits up nicely with a little give to it! Les says it will stripe. I don't think so. No matter, I'm ribbing down to the heel flap anyhow. When I knit straight for the gusset etc, I'll find out if it would have striped.
Two other things I wanted to share. I made my friend Lisa's Beet Salad for Fireman and I last night. It was really good. I had never baked beets and used them in anything. It is a basic salad of spinach, some arugula, goat cheese, candied pecans, beets cubed up, and an oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Very good indeed.
Another new thing I did today: I crawled out on our roof and cleaned the gutter spout. It was so hot out there. Fireman is having back surgery on Monday. It kills him to have me do his usual chores, but I'm happy to help. Okay , I was a little panicky out there, but I did it!
He was injured in February. I don't like to dwell on troubles, on this blog. The great news is that he is finally a few days from the surgery that will get him back on his feet, and on the roof, and on his bike and back to work. If you have a spare prayer, I'd love you for it.
He has been so bored being inactive. My father keeps saying he has some great puzzles for him. Fireman warns me there will be no PUZZLES and no mashed up food for him yet! I have offered to teach him to knit. It just isn't his thing I guess. He has showed absolutely no interest whatsoever......
I promise a sock picture when it is worthy. Unsure who I am making these for. A gift I think !
Wishing you a safe trip to the roof if you have to go up there and a peaceful bit of time to knit today.
Wishing you safe roof time and
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