I did survive my first day back at work. But it wasn’t pretty. But still, nothing too horrific happened today (or during the two weeks I was out, for that matter), so I count myself lucky.
I spent very little time online last week due to back pain and other various maladies, several self-inflicted. I’m a klutz. (Please note that I’m not looking for sympathy or medical advice, just stating facts. Last week was a bad week.) So I spent very little time reading blogs or responding to emails. And then I accidentally deleted a whole bunch of unanswered emails last night.
I did finish the first sleeve of the Lucy sweater:
So I shall cast on for the second sleeve tonight.
A Wee FO From Last Week
This is a triangular scarf, knitted from the Kollage Wildflowers that Kristine gave me for Christmas. I love it! I made up the pattern as I went along using L-B’s shawl formula and completed it in just one evening.
Please note in the bottom left corner of the above photo Lucy’s tail. And a Knit Happens bag in the lower right corner.
I refer to it as my “Dead Kermit the Frog” Scarf. And I love it!
Totally Non-Knitting-Related Question
Do you name all of your electronic devices? And if so, are they all male names? Just something I noticed…
I don’t name all my electronic devices. My Canon SLR digi-cam is nameless. And my little Canon digi-cam I just call “Elph.” Because it’s an Elph.
But I do name a lot of things. My cellphone is Victor, my iPod is Irving. My laptop is Daisy. My dearly departed desktop computer was Ms. Dell. So I don’t always use male names. I think all my cars have had female names. My current car is Xena. My last car was Ms. Honda.
Okay, so I don’t get points for originality.
Like most things in my life, there is no rhyme or reason to the naming schemes. Quelle surprise.
Whenever we’d leave the house to go somewhere, Ian would always ask, “Have you got Victor and Elph?” (Actually I think Elph is named Elph due to him calling it that.) Now he has to ask: “Do you have Victor? Elph? Irving?”
It’s not easy keeping track of me.
‘Fess up now. How many of you have named your iPod, and what is his/her name?
In the same comment, Jenny also asked:
Do you find you have more satisfaction of a job well done with the handspun?
A resounding yes! If I were knitting with yarn of this quality that I bought, I’d be thinking “they have a nerve selling this crappy uneven yarn.” But since I spun it myself, it takes on a magical quality.
My current handspun knitting:
A hat, being knitted from some nice dark grey wool on size ten (U.S.) needles. I’m using my own hat pattern I posted a few weeks back.
Lucy loves the AbFab throw I have. She lies on it every chance she gets. But will she pose for a photo on it tonight? Why, no.
She has a new favorite toy: a helium balloon. I brought it home this weekend and she grabs the ribbon tied to it in her mouth and actually carries it from room to room. She was not amused this morning when I shut the balloon in the guestroom. I don’t want her chewing on and possibly ingesting the ribbon in my absence. You should have seen the look she gave me. She was clearly thinking “Killjoy!”