Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wild But Not Wooly Week

Another wild week at Chez Bee. But not particularly woolly until this weekend. I've had a touch of labrynthitis for the last week (yet another new and exciting remnant of the virus from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. The gift that just keeps on giving) and there is something about watching my needles that made my head spin. It only just got better enough on Saturday afternoon for me to work a little but but after a couple of hours I was more than ready to put it away again.

Ben's tummy clock has been telling him it's breakfast time earlier and earlier with the days getting longer and all. He soundly thumped my evil plan to sleep in until 7:30 on Saturday morning. He woke me up with his pathetic squeaking at 5:55. I got up and went to the bathroom. By the time I got back he was sitting on my pillow. Sigh. So I hit the ground running and did laundry (mostly bedding to get the dog butt off it) and other feats of domestic wizardry and had the nest whipped into shape by 9:30.

Groceries put away? Check!

Sheep dustless? Check !

Red Velvet Cupcakes baked? Check!
(1 pkg red velvet cake mix. 1 can diet ginger ale. Bake like it tells you on the box.)
[Little note: if you have one and then brush your teeth, don't panic when you rinse. It only looks like you have Hemorrhagic Fever.]

So off I went to Last Saturday knitting in the afternoon. The girls were in rare form despite the absence of Dale Harriet and Cindy. I imagine we would have been forcefully removed from the premises had we been 'full strength'. ( Don't laugh! I actually happens in these parts! Recently in fact!) Saturday night I went to friends' to play games. Does anyone out there like Phase 10? I love it and I'm looking for more people to play!
Sunday morning Ben and I had another disagreement on what 'sleeping in' actually is so I started my day at 6:00 again. I worked a little on this:

I love the way entrelac makes Noro Silk Garden yarn look!

It's not all in the picture but I've got about 2.5 skeins in it and one more to go! It's working up pretty quickly and the color changes make it interesting.

Then I worked a bit more on this:

If you look at the rocking chair picture above, you'll see I still have a ton of roving to spin. It's the magical never-ending basket. The more I spin, the more roving there seems to be!

About 10ish, I went to meet Scott and Michael at Granite City Brewery for brunch. It was wonderful food, I highly recommend it. I even saw the crew from the Sow's Ear there breaking fast! Scott and Michael and I had a very interesting conversation about the philosophy behind forgiveness. Food for the tummy and food for thought. I always have a great time with these two wonderful guys!

We'll I'd better skedaddle for now. My early spring cleaning spree now has me washing scatter rugs and my Snuggie (Don't laugh! I LOVE that thing! It's a blanket...but it has SLEEVES! Genius!) and I need to move them to the dryer. I love the smell of bleach in the evening! (Sigh) I hope there's a Betty Ford treatment center for that.


Lisa/knitnzu said...

I love the new look of the blog! And that there's a serious purple/pink thing going on in this post. I had a cat that had a bleach thing, her name was Vivian... she rolled around like she was getting high on some special nip when I washed to floors with bleachy water...

Michelle said...

Phase 10! Yes! My sister brought it with her over Valentine's Day weekend and introduced me to it. I'd get my own game, but it's probably too advanced for my 8-year-old and my 48-year-old won't play table games. :-( Move closer!!!

MadCityMike said...

Quite the event filled weekend! Unfortunately, it makes the weekend pass too quickly, don't you think?
I went to the monthly crank in Saturday, which was quite the learning experience! I'll be practicing automatic ribbing for a bit, I'm sure. I'll try to remind you when the next one meets, in case you'd like to stop by and get the next seed of your fiber addiction planted. ;)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Gosh, what a great word for the dizzies-labyrinthitis. I get that too. I'm going to look up Phase 10. You should try coming to knitting camp again this summer and bring that along.

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