Since the Tilted Duster is done and I’m not in a rush to make knitted presents for anyone (a co-worker of mine is adopting soon, but I think I have time to knit a Baby Surprise Jacket while she’s traveling to Ethiopia, so no big rush), I’m picking up projects that have been languishing.
I knitted half of an Interlocking Balloons scarf before being distracted by the holidays. So, on Wednesday night, I met Becca at Companion Bakery, wound my next skein of yarn, and picked up where I left off. Of course, it wasn’t so easy because I wrote down the WRONG row number the last time I worked on it. Becca helped me sort out what the real row number was…I think it only took me 20 minutes to make a final decision.
Tomorrow, I think I’ll pick up my Jaywalkers and finally finish them this week. They better fit and wear nicely because I’ve had such trouble with this project. Did I ever write that the size 1 metal DPNs that I picked up in November turned out to be size 0s?? I finally bought another set of bamboo size 1s a few weeks ago for a baby hat, so I can continue again with the socks. I HAVE to finish them…working on such a small project for over a year is a bit embarrassing.
And then there’s the Icarus vs. Muir question.
I spent most of the week still in vacation eating mode, which means I’m shocked that I can’t go out to eat twice a day.
The re-entry has been tough.
I’ve fallen to dinners of grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and red bean ice cream milkshakes.
I’m still working on finishing up a big data import at work – this is a project that I’ve been working on since the end of January in my “free” time. The IT director and I worked on it together for a couple of hours on Friday. After we thought we were nearly finished, we came across a sort of Big Thing. When some records were moved across instances, a vital piece of information (vital for our center, anyway) was dropped.
By this time, it was after 4:00 and the party to celebrate our school regaining its number one ranking was underway. This was perfect timing, as I needed a drink, and there was wine and beer to be had.
Of course, having a beer made grocery shopping after work not so fun.
And when I had to go to another grocery store at 9:30 for cornstarch, I was super pissed off. I guess I could have waited until today to make cherry-lime jam (from the latest Everyday Food), but I wanted jam and English muffins for breakfast Saturday morning, darn it.
I had an English muffin with cherry-lime jam for breakfast.
I specifically went to the 11:00 class because my favorite instructor teaches it. So, I was a bit disappointed to learn that she is on vacation this week. The sub started the class by having us assume a restorative yoga pose with a block under our back. This was great until she proceeded to read a poem…a really LONG and annoying poem.
I can usually be down with such things and focus on the positives of such situations, but this poem-reading really ticked me off. I would get so much more out of something like breathing exercises.
Fortunately, the class improved immensely once the poem ended.
After yoga, I cleaned up and made a lunch of chicken-black bean fajitas. After that, there were more chores like balancing the checkbook, paying bills, and taking the recyclables to the sorting site.
I did have a bit more fun when I stopped at Bowood Farms for tomato food and a birthday gift. Oh, but I was so sad to learn that I missed hearing one of the founders of Seed Savers speak by only a couple of hours!
I rounded out my day by stopping at Van Gohz for Suzi’s 30th birthday.
Tomorrow….more yoga, more cleaning, more knitting. The excitement never ends!