Friday, May 1, 2009
Just a little journal of what I have been up to the past couple of days. Our bathroom needed to have the shower area replaced and the work began yesterday. The front door stayed open pretty much all day long, because it sticks and they had to carry things in and out most of the day. I told them to just leave it open. Clifford, our dog, had to stay on a leash next to me all day. I tried putting him in the laundry room and he howled and broke through the fence. He is not used to being confined. In other words he is very spoiled. He is a good dog for sure, but he hasn't had to obey very many rules around here. So, it was a day of knitting and watching TV with Clifford's leash attached to my foot or wrist. With the front door open all day, all the fresh air overwhelmed me. It was a cool crisp day, and as I was knitting the prayer shawl I caught myself nodding off. I would startle myself awake wondering if Clifford had escaped, but there he was, each time, right by my side. I had one of the news channels on all day, Fox or CNN, don't know which. I so rarely watch TV during the day and only watch the local news occasionally.
The swine flu reports got worse as the day went on. We may have a couple of cases here in our area. I will turn on the news later and see if it was confirmed or not. I heard if you are willing to fly, you can get some really good deals on vacations. With all of the house repairs we have had lately, I don't see that happening for us, unless they get down to $50.
Here is a picture I took of my first sock that I will call "Finally".....meaning that I made one that resembles a sock. I lost count of how many times I have tried to make a sock and frogged it because I would have never worn it. At least this one fit my foot. I was still unable to get the toe to look like it should look. I feel I am on the right track though to possibly making more someday.
Here is the prayer shawl I started. It is very simple and kinda boring. Cast on about 60 stitches and then knit one purl one and then knit in purl and purl in knit. ..zzzzzzz.. The only thing that kept me awake was thinking and praying for the person that is to receive it.
The first picture is one that I took at the Nashville Quilt show last year. I liked how the doors were open and you could see through to the other side. My open door yesterday reminded me of that picture. I was also recalling a saying maybe my Mom or Dad used to say when we used to leave doors open. "Shut the door...you aren' t being raised in a barn!" Strange saying really....because when I was growing up, no one locked their doors, cars or homes.