Saturday, September 7, 2013

Up And At 'Em...

Well, at least I’m up.  Not sure about the “at ‘em” part.  It’s just after 4:30 a.m. and I’ve been up for an hour.  On a Saturday.  When I don’t have to be.  Yay…(sound of crickets)

I’ve actually been awake since 3 with a headache, which I still have, but after lying in bed for half an hour trying to ignore it, I decided to get up.  Good news is, since we don’t have the idiot dog anymore, I can actually rise early and not incite a doggie riot.  For this, I am truly grateful.  So I took pills and am swilling coffee.  For this, I am also truly grateful (especially for the coffee).  The Husband and I are supposed to join some friends in New Orleans later today and coffee is probably the only way I’m going to last through possibly 2 or 3 p.m.  After that, I’m not guaranteeing anything.

The new job is going well and I love it, although yesterday was a long and incredibly busy day that really exhausted me.  Last night, all I could manage on the knitting front was to cast on and do just a few rows of ribbing for a sock.  My eyes felt like I’d not blinked the entire day.  It is possible that I didn’t.  I can’t remember.

Last weekend was the Labor Day holiday weekend, so The Husband was off an extra day and I actually had a 4-day weekend because I didn’t work Friday.  My daughter was off too, so we had some fun.  We managed our own little Labor Day barbeque.  The Husband grilled and I made some yummy potato salad and enough baked beans to feed our entire block.  After lunch, Cassie and I played Phase 10.  I never, ever win this game.  Except for Monday:

Granted, it was only by 5 points (the lowest score wins), but hey, it’s still a victory.  Cassie was not thrilled.  Here she is, giving me the stink-eye after I won:

She'll hate that I posted this.
She must have forgiven me though, because later she went out and brought me my first pumpkin spice latte of the season from Starbucks.  Such a good daughter, I almost felt bad about winning.  But not really…

On the knitting front, I have finished the Iced sweater except for the buttons.  Does anyone else have trouble getting finishing touches like buttons done?  The poor thing’s been languishing on the blocking mats, long since dried, with the buttons laid on top of it.  It came out rather nice.  I’d post a picture of it but since it’s still dark out, I’ll have to wait for more appropriate lighting and for motivation to sew on those buttons.

I have been working on a second sweater to donate through World Vision’s Knit for Kids.  The yarn is some acrylic I ordered online for a washable project, but once I received it, I decided I could not handle the color.  Maybe it’s just me, but this is so orangy-peachy and “sherbet-esque.” 

My hope is that some little girl will love the color.

Well, I’m getting sleepy again.  Can you believe it after 2 cups of coffee?  Maybe I’ll try and catch a bit more sleep before The Husband gets up. 

Have a great weekend!

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  1. enjoyed this so didn't pop up on my timeline! I love the peachy color! guess it takes all kinds to make a world! Love the picture of Cassie! she is so cute! makes me homesick to see all of you..

  2. I actually love the peachy colour. It's lovely and does make me think of orange sorbet, but that can bwe just the pick-me-up needed on a cloudy day.
    I want pictures of the bruises when Cassi realizes the photo was posted. ;)

  3. Also, I finally looked at the Iced pattern on Ravelry. LOVE! What kind of buttons are you using?You find the cutest buttons.

    1. I bought the buttons at the yarn shop. They'll be on the finished product...eventually. ; )

  4. Sorry to hear about the headache and the early rising. But I am very happy to see you are still enjoying your job.

    Every fall people talk about the pumpkin spice lattes and it always makes me wish I liked coffee. You have a lovely daughter, and not just because she brought you the drink (or let you win at Phase 10).

    1. Aha, dear friend, I beg to differ--the child didn't "let" me win (or at least that's what I'm telling myself...)! :D

      Oh, the pumpkin spice lattes are magnificent!

      Looking forward to seeing pictures from your trip! Enjoy yourself!!

    2. You can get a pumpkin spice steamer - it's just the hot milk and syrup. Sooo yummy! My husband, who hates coffee, loves them.

  5. Help We have a 5 month old dachshund puppy who will not let me knit!!!Steals yarn...needles...anything he can get. Any suggestions???Thank you

    1. Best advice: take two aspirin and give it another 6 to 8 months. In the meantime, hide all your yarny stuff and sneak out to your car occasionally with your knitting... :-/


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