Painting the living room is on my radar this weekend. Monday is a holiday so I plan to use it for some decluttering and redecorating. I bought a new chandelier for the freshly painted dining room and it’s waiting to be installed.
In order to paint I need to get the room emptied or at least the furniture away from the walls far enough to get the ladder in there to reach the ceiling. What did I do last night? Sat in front of the TV or computer. Did I at least have some knitting in my hands? No.
Instead of sitting doing SOMETHING, I sat doing nothing. I would have felt guilty knitting when I should have been decluttering. Make sense? No, not to me either. But that’s how I do things.
Can I change that about myself at my age? I don’t know.
I have such lofty plans to do ABC when I get home from work. Sometimes I do one of the things on my list but lately I don’t do anything I planned. This morning I actually woke up refreshed. Maybe tonight I’ll do something constructive.
My To-Do list for tonight:
- Dinner – I don’t have a choice. It has to happen.
- Clean up dinner mess – Can do.
- Clean computer armoire in living room.
- Clean, empty and move small desk in living room.
- Find a place for the three boxes of music to live that currently reside beside the piano. This has been something I’ve needed to do since we moved into this house. I don’t have the right piece of furniture for this but I don’t know what is the right piece.
- Relocate bagpipes that also reside next to the piano.
- Take art down in the living room and spackle nail holes.
- Run a clean swiffer over the walls to get rid of any dust before painting this weekend.
- Finish Ms Ida mittens.
- Work on soaker.
- Knit myself a pair of seamless slippers.
And I’ll probably have three hours to do this tonight. If I can do #1-4 and #9 tonight, I will be happy.
Tomorrow is another day…
I went to a conference (work related) in Philadelphia this past week. Knitting on the train was great.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to any yarn shops. The closest yarn shops hours didn’t work out with my schedule. I packed enough yarn for several projects but not enough clothes. In fact I ran out of clothes. Oops!
FOs: 2 swiffer covers, an apple cosy. All made from Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in Black, Cottage Twists, and Hot Green.
WIP: A very good start on a soaker (using this and this) for one of my granddaughters using Cascade 220 (Green color???) and Sensations Kashmira (Aqua, discontinued).
Swiffer covers, apple cosy, soaker
The apple cosy has a red bag in it as I didn’t have any apples. The leaf is a felt cut out that I sewed on instead of the knitted one in the directions. I also found a cute lady bug button. The one swiffer cover in the center is truly made from leftover yarn from all the other things I made from that yarn. I do see a pattern with my color choices. I like green.
I needed the dpns from the Ruffled Bottle Sleeve (Knitted Gifts) for the soaker so I finished it Sunday afternoon. I used about 10 yards of leftover sock yarn for each.
Ruffled Bottle Sleeves
Nothing like a well dressed wine bottle.
Some progress on the EZ February Baby Sweater.
February Baby Sweater pistachio
I like the idea with this sweater but I’m not loving it…yet. I’m not into lace-type knitting and I would call the Gull stitch lacy. Give me stripes, Fairisle, knits and purls but not yarn overs, k2tog and ssk.
I intended to make several of these sweaters for new babies but I may have to rethink this.
On another note I did get one picture of the Curly Purly wool soakers I made for my twin granddaughters last year.
Curly Purly Soakers Coral Purple
I used Cleckheaton yarn from my stash. These were great to knit and my daughter loves them. I’ve knit more but I only have pictures of these. Some were made with Cascade 220 and Kashmira. I do need to make at least two more.
I will take my Ms Ida CLMittens with me to work as I might have a chance to figure out how to bind off in pattern so they look good with a rounded tip instead of the pointy tip. Pictures if I’m successful.
I was messing around with my theme yesterday and lost my sidebar. I think I got everything back in place but I don’t remember exactly what it looked like before said messing around.
I did consolidate all the sweaters in the gallery instead of classifying them by construction. The gallery is sad but since I forget to take pictures of most of what I knit, it’s the best I can do for now.
I’ve knit several soakers for my daughter’s twins but I have no pictures of them since I give them to her just as soon as I finish them. Maybe she can take some pictures so I can post them. For those of you wanting to knit wool soakers for your cloth diapered babies, I use the Curly Purly Soaker pattern. Love. It.
I managed to get a couple of hours of knitting in yesterday and finished the lace edging on the Lace Hem Topping. Still not a huge fan of lace though I did get into the rhythm. As a visual learner, I thought charts would be easier than written instructions and maybe they will once I learn what the heck the symbols mean.
First up this morning is cleaning, deep cleaning the bathroom. Washing the rugs and shower curtain cleaning. I might even tackle the linen closet or perhaps a shelf. After all I have to do something to “earn” my knitting time.