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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, January 05, 2013

Ruana is done!

I wore it to work yesterday. Definitely need to trim the only-slightly-lunatic fringe (tassels, really). Or miraculously grow three inches overnight.

I woke up at dark-thirty and finished casting-on for StellaLuna. Yes, the needle size required for the body is the one inside the partially completed hat that slipped off a pile in my studio, and underfoot. Sigh... I am hoping the nearest LYS has the Harmony points in that size. If not, will probably use my gift certificate to Shabby Sheep to score an Addi Lace needle, plus whatever yarn happens to fall into my basket.

I would not have picked the colorway my sister chose for me, for StellaLuna, but I love it. As one of my friends at work said, sometimes you just want to have something a little understated. Even Ms. Ravelled has the occasional Audrey Hepburn moment.

I have cast on twice, and frogged twice, the fake vest portion of the sweater I am making Beloved. I think I finally have an idea that will work. I do know that I have a Primary presidency meeting in twenty minutes, so I best get moving.

The boys are supposed to be here in an hour or so to start mucking out the garage. Squishy got the new mirror hung in the guest bathroom yesterday. I am in the mood to research faux finishes for the vanity in there. That sounds like a nice weekend project which would keep me out from underfoot while the big boys lug and grunt and schlepp.

Beloved is looking distinctly perky these days. His headaches are mostly a thing of the past, and other signs tell the doctor that the radiation seems to be working. Still waiting for Beloved to start glowing in the dark...

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Sorry I couldn't come and help with the cleaning but this bronchitis has knocked me for a loop!