Saturday, February 18, 2006

In Which I (surprise) Rant Just a Little

Fortunately, none of the perpetrators read this. Or maybe they should!

Here's the thing: If I send you a form in January and tell you to "count the number of people you serve in March," and report them to me by April 15, I really don't expect to receive your report form on February 12. Enthusiasm is fine, but follow the directions!

It would be funny if it happened just this once! And by only one reporter.

A lot happened in the way of knitting. I finished the first sleeve on the Olympic project.

Don't expect more progress photos until the second one is finished (before the end of the weekend, I hope, it's a 3-day).

In fact, the next photo is likely to be me, scissors in hand, cold cloth on forehead, in a dead faint, with steek accomplished. Watch for it.

I started another mindless car hat. This is one day's progress.

We live 30 minutes from the nearest anything. I drive 30 minutes (traffic willing) to work each day, nearly 30 minutes to get groceries, 30 minutes (usually more, traffic prevailing) for major shopping.

Is it any wonder I keep mindless projects in the car?Is it any further wonder that I finish several of them every month?

For the record, I have a driver most of the time.

It's not the end of the earth, but you can see it without binoculars.

I started another Giant Mitered Square. Hey, it's spring (almost) and I have lots of leftovers.

This one is 300 stitches cast onto my 60" size 10.5. I'm using some Bernat Pound O' Crap (sport weight) held together with Whatever's In the Odd Ball Basket. Decreasing 2 stitches at the middle every right-side row.

It'll be about 40" (give or take) square and (hopefully) will clean out that basket.

What's that smell?? (Scorched brain??) Looking at this thing and wondering if I shouldn't have started in the center. Wondering if I should frog?Have only a couple hours into it. Wondering, wondering.

It being a 3-day, I had big plans for cleaning and organizing. If fact, I bought these nifty magazine cases that I've wanted for a long time.

I'm hoping to get a file frawer of magazines cleared out so that there's actually room to browse in the file-cabinet-where-I-keep-patterns.

It sure would be nice!

These came from Staples (<$14 for 4). I got 8. It's a start.
Nice sweater!

The Lace and I are at work. I don't know if I'm allowed to set fires here but we may well find out soon ...
This is a couple of days late, but I just now took time to read about the mitered square. I recently learned to make them from the inside out, I mean start with 3 st and increase. It seams to me less overwhelming. I think you will love it Ann, that is such a great idea to make such a large one. I have yarn I could use for it as well, and would love to buy some.
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