Good morning, everyone...I sit in my living room, watching Bluto destroy his rope toy (this is constant, actually), listen for Penny (and get concerned when I don't hear her), and wonder what the heck I should do today. See, I have a list. It involves getting a new lease to one of my tenants, calling a mortgage guy, following up on a few key documents, and maybe cleaning or something. Or not.
But I'm feeling blah. Tomorrow night, I flip to the overnight shift and I'm not very happy about it. I was joking with my friend Elizabeth yesterday that the good news is that my days are now ALWAYS free, but I'm just not sure I'm cut out for working overnights. I thought I was; I spent a week doing it at the beginning of the month. But now I'm questioning.
The good news, and this is relative, is that I finally have a knitting project to leave in the car. After the washcloth was done, I have been staring at an empty passenger seat while waiting for the Bensenville train to pass at 8:34pm every evening I left work. Now that I'm on overnights, I'm likely to catch that f***ing thing TWICE. But all is well...I'm going to make baby blankets out of acrylic yarn and give them away! Here's how you do it:
Cast on 8 stitches to a set of four double-points.
Rnd 1: K1, yo, K1
Rnd 2: Purl
Rnd 3: (K1, yo, K to last st on needle, yo, K1) 4x
Rnd 4: Purl
Repeat Rounds 3 and four until you need to graduate to a circular needle. Place a marker at the beginning of the round, and then three other markers in a different color than the first one to mark the end of where the needles had been. Then repeat the following two rows until your blankie is the size you want:
Rnd 1: (K1, yo, K to last st before marker, yo, K1) 4x
Rnd 2: Purl
I haven't bound off yet, obviously, but I'm thinking a normal knitted bind-off would be find. It's a garter-stitch blankie, for crap's sake.
On the other hand, the edge could be the most interesting part of the blankie! Crochet picot? Ruffle? Scrap yarn with a Victorian lace motif? Whatever!
I also have all of these Teeny Jesus photos to upload...I'm going through a phase where I only do what I need to do to get through the day, and then I THINK about all of the stuff that needs to get done. Not very productive but I do think it's making me smarter, no?
So I'm feeling positive some days, and damn-near hopeless the next (don't call an intervention hotline...I don't mean it that way). Today I'm feeling hopeful. And...this coming weekend is Vogue Knitting LIVE. I wrote an article about it and got a message back from their PR person saying "Great article! Your press pass will be at Registration..." I'm so starstruck it's not even funny. Dorky, I know, but this is like a Who's Who in the Knitting World, and I'm incredibly fortunate to be a part of it. Even got my new business cards!
Have a good day...please shoot me an email with what you're working on in the changing weather...as an inquiring mind, I want to know. Or is it enquiring? I'll have to look that up.