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October 29, 2007

Cat Bullet


Ah well. Poor Rockies. You are still my favorite baseball team!!!

Just wait until next season!!!

Not too productive of a weekend, mostly, at least with respect to my plans.

Never opened my back door on Saturday – it was just too gloomy in the morning to consider working outside. So my fallen leaves remain…. fallen. Maybe next weekend.

I did various things inside, though. I didn’t start with any concrete plans, but kept moving around from place to place. Did some laundry. Took everything off of my kitchen counters and scrubbed down the counters, walls and backsplash. Scrubbed down the outside of the stove with ammonia (which desperately needed to be done). The kitchen was all clean and shiny before I decided to make chili for dinner that night.

Over the last week or so, I had been (sort of ) working on locating and going through all of my printed-out knitting patterns. In the afternoon, I filed them into a file box (the folders still need labels, but those will be done the next time that I have the computer turned on). That project was nice to get done because it cleared out a whole shopping bag full of paper as well as most of a big plastic storage box. And various other piles in other places…

I thought about organizing my yarn, but coudn’t get the energy. Instead, I sat down and started working on swatching for the baby blanket. Late last week, I finally came to the conclusion that I was not going to be happy with the baby blanket that I had planned out, mainly because I didn’t have the time (and don’t forsee much “extra” time before the baby is in college) to work out how to miter a lace edging around corners of a square blanket.

My sister in law (HI GINGER) has been talking about a Knit Along that she has been participating in for something called a “Hemlock Ring Blanket”. Basically, the individual took a doily pattern that starts with a big flower in the center. Then they extended the feather and fan edging and made it into a really nice ciruclar lap blanket. So, I started swatching with the cream colored Jaeger Baby 4 ply yarn and tried to see what the largest needles that I could use and still get a nice texture fabric. I ended up using a size seven needle, which is great considering my original plan was to use size three!! After a quick run to the store to get another set of size seven double pointed needles, I started the blanket.

And that was pretty much it for getting anything else done for Saturday (it was late afternoon at that point). This is a really fun pattern to make and I definately will be making one (or two) for my living room.

I got a lot of work done on it Sunday as well, since I was working at the bookstore out at the Arsenal all day. I SHOULD have been studying but there was just enough traffic in and out of the store to keep me from being able to concentrate. So, I knit.

I am really very pleased with the progress on this blanket. It is knit in the round, and so far I’ve worked up to my 32″ cables. My next (and largest) size is 47 inches, so I think that I will be ordering the 60 inch cables from Knit Picks sometime this morning. I hope that they are in stock, because I am going to need them really soon.

No pictures, yet. Sorry. I was too busy knitting.

How about some more camels???

Getting ready for a dust bath

Camels cleaning up after harvest in a watermelon field

Camels, tethered in a watermelon field – they do the cleanup after the harvest

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter


  1. Can’t wait to see your progress on the Hemlock Ring Blanket! It looks really pretty on the website. I may have to try this too…

    The 2nd camel picture kind of looks like there’s a 2-headed camel. He he he :D

    Comment by Terrie — October 29, 2007 @ 10:59 am
  2. That blanket is SOOOO cool!

    Comment by Nicole — October 29, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

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