It’s Columbus Day! For federal workers in the United States, that means a day off from work.
Aaaaahhhh. A day to rest.
As I tiptoed through the blogring last week I noticed a number of people remarking on how tired they’ve been lately. So I’m not alone. I thought it was just me. So what is it? The weather?
Well, here’s the weather from yesterday.
Me, I think I’m just over-extended. I’ve got too many things to do. Too many projects, too much to think about, not enough time. And definitely not enough sleep.
I’m hoping to spend my Columbus Day getting things in some semblance of order in my home.
But first things first.
Blog Contest Winner
The winner of the Noro Silk Garden is Yvonne in Ohio. Congratulations! Your prize will be on its way tomorrow.
Kitty Bed Update
I finished knitting my kittybed on Saturday, and thought it would make a lovely hat.
Maybe just a tad large.
I knitted it from one strand of Big Kureyon held with one stand of Dale Heilo on the bottom, then two strands of Big Kureyon held with one stand of Dale Heilo on the sides, then finished off the top with just two strands of Heilo.
I ran it through three full cycles in the washer. Here it is blocking:
The sides are quite sturdy and it curves in a little at the top because of the two rows knitted with just the Heilo at the top. I’ve very pleased with it. It’s about 18 inches in diameter finished size.
Once it’s dry, it’s off to Petfinder. com it goes!
I finished Butterfly on Saturday, too.
Here is the in-the-bathroom mirror photo, a la Julie:
Not a great photo because I didn’t want to use the flash in the mirror and the light’s not great.
Note my lovely t-shirt and sweatpants.
Note also that I did knitted i-cord ties at the collar. I’m very pleased with that.
I’m also very pleased that I read Claudia’s blog entry about her Butterfly and the growing shoulder seams. I backstitched mine extremely firmly, so they ain’t going anywhere. I also shortened my sleeves by an inch.
And then I started knitting Eloise, a pattern in the same Jane Ellison book as Butterfly, in Blossom color 6.
This yarn is great fun to knit!
To My Secret Pal 3
Ian and I just want you to know how very much we’ve been enjoying the yummy Bonnat chocolate you sent. We only allow ourselves a tiny bit on the weekends, to make it last. It is fabulous!
Speaking of Fabulous . . .