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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

So much for my plans to stay in my jammies.

That was my big goal for Monday. Sit on the couch all day with my knitting and my iPod and endless glasses of water. The new guy’s youngest put paid to that.

Today is their birthday. FullMetalSquishy invited me to a joint birthday party on Monday night, at the home of Mel-Mel-Chan’s parents, the general theme of which being eat yourself into a coma. So now I need to figure out what sort of meat I want to take, for the guys to cremate grill for me, and what sort of side dish that involves neither cooking nor excessive salt. There’s no sense in my taking my usual pan of brownies, as that would be like my showing up in white as the non-bride at a traditional wedding. They are all great cooks. Somebody is going to make a cake that is worth my full attention.

That morning I will also be getting together with BestFriend for something involving culture and/or conversation, and food. Ball is in my court to decide what, and when. Will have to call her later this morning to figure it out, as my head is full of the current knitting pattern, with little room for anything else.

I do have opinions about local restaurants and activities. [They were just here a moment ago. I must have put them in a safe place.]

I need to go see NailDude today, so I will have pretty hands at the barbecue. They will be flying that afternoon. I finished one stealth project last night about 11:00, after my nap, and began Lark’s birthday present immediately thereafter. I will be heading to the couch shortly, to see how much knitting happens in a typical hour. She wanted a purple scarf. A purple scarf is exactly what she is going to get, in my default pattern (the one I used for 2BDH’s birthday scarf and the smaller one for BittyBubba, a couple of years ago, if you’re on Ravelry) so it will be a very quick knit. Quite possibly finished over the long weekend.

I am loving the yarn. I gave it the neck test at the yarn shop on Thursday, and it passed. After the last two stealth projects, it is fun to work with relatively fat yarn. After this, there is a chemo cap for one of Middlest’s friends, and then there are birthday presents to work on for the remainder of the year.

I also have a possible sweater commission to consider.

But for now, my stomach is growling, and it’s time for my morning allergy meds, and Lark’s scarf is warbling my name. Later, gators!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Have a wonderful time!