Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Blues

By the look of my two current knitting projects I've got the blues! First up is a baby blanket for my soon-to-be-born nephew. It's Reversible Basketweave Blanket by Chrissy O'Malley. I've got three skeins of Kertzer Northern Worsted in navy tweed, and I'm using 5mm needles. I've just started the second skein. I have to go to the city tomorrow, and we're going back in Friday, too, for the boys' curling tournament this weekend, so I'll have lots of knitting time. I'll be taking this, it's nice and easy to work on in the car.

I'm also working on some simple 3x2 ribbed socks in yarn gifted from Smoking Hot Needles. The yarn is Socken-Effekt Strickgarn. I'm using 2.25mm needles, it's really fine yarn, and it's my own pattern. I'll be taking these with me tomorrow as well. I'll take these in the hospital with me (the boys each have an appointment at the children's hospital in the morning). I'll save the blanket for car knitting.

We have to leave early both mornings, earlier than I like. I'll be packing the car up tomorrow night so there is no messing around Friday morning. Their first game is at 10am! And they want them there by nine. I'll be taking other things to work on as well, most likely just socks.

The store is getting pretty picked over, only 13 more shopping days left til we close. This little mousey guy has been on the cash register for as long as I can remember, and I've been there 12 years as of yesterday. He was at the old store, too (we used to be located in another spot in town til we moved to a bigger spot in December 2000) for probably a long time before I got there. The Boss Lady was cleaning stuff up the other day and was probably going to chuck him, but I rescued him. He's not the cutest, but he's sentimental, so now he has a home on the fireplace mantle where the dogs won't eat him.

I say he's holding cheese, but the Oldest One says it's a piece of corn.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Cynthia said...

I love your little Mousey guy! I am glad you rescued him. Years from now you will remember your store and the fun times when you catch a glimpse of him. I have a Christmas mug from a woman I worked with for several years. She gave it to me when our company was closing and said to remember her. Every Christmas I certainly do remember her!! Thinking about you during the next 13 days. They won't be easy but something is out there on the horizon for you!!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Love your blue stuff! Good luck with both your trips to the city!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I thought "corn" too. It's cute either way and I certainly understand the sentiment of remembering your time at the store and the many good friends you have made there.

I've heard of curling but have never seen it. Is it a popular sport, like soccer or football? Hope your guys do well.

Both blue tweed projects look good. Monika sure is a nice lady.

Take care and enjoy your days in the city.

3:58 PM  

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