knitnana: A Busy Weekend But Not Because of Work!

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Busy Weekend But Not Because of Work!

Well, not the kind of work I normally report to you about!

I did do a lot of housecleaning that's out of my normal mode of operations! Vacuuming, a little bit of dusting, but mostly washing the kitchen floor. See what I made to help me with that:

I can tell you that I followed a pattern I found on Ravelry, thinking I needed it (those I-cords hanging off? are part of the original design, they're added to wrap onto your Swiffer cover to push down into the groves and catch the cover onto it. Well, the pattern I used said to knit/purl (stockinette) for 10 inches. I completely missed the word "stockinette" and gartered away for 10 inches instead. And by doing that, I made a cloth that was wide enough to not even need those I-cords. Of course, I didn't realize my mistake until I took it down to put on the Swiffer! Ah well, it's not the end of the world. I'll make more 10 inch long cloths (garter, of course) to rotate on and off, and perhaps I'll even feel like washing the floor more frequently? I can dream, right?

And yes, I spent a good amount of my evening Saturday down on my hands and knees, because the floor was much dirtier than the Swiffer could get in two passes. I have a little boy kitty who plays with his water and his food. In a word? He's a GRUNGE. And my floor was definitely grungy! lol

Before I got to the housecleaning, tho' I spent a lovely afternoon at my yoga studio involved in a Restorative Yoga class. It was heavenly.

Today, I did a little bit of sewing, but it was KnitIn day, so Lynette and I trundled into the county to meet up with our sisters in yarn, and knit the afternoon away. I had to have a sock on the needles for this, you know?

Remember that yarn? Opal, from my trip to Vermont last summer. I'm moving into my lavender and denim period again (it's spring, right?)...Lynette and I left at 5 when the group broke up, stopped by Panera Bread for dinner (black bean soup and whole grain baguette for me), and then off to the new Walmart for necessities...not my favorite way to spend time, but it was better with someone else along. (I'm not in love with our new's too big, and too far away.)

She brought me home and came in to visit with the kitties (who were hungry!). We chatted till 8 p.m.! Oh my the day just flew by.

And I realized, thinking of my lavender and denim phase that I have not shown you a piece I commissioned from my friend Birdsong. I'm sorry I haven't shown it to you before, it just kept slipping my mind, but not because it's not absolutely the most scrumptious thing (it IS!):

She's so talented! I love this piece, the amethyst stones and freshwater pearls are stunning against the gold wire (did you know it was the Victorians who paired amethysts and pearls together and on gold? Mostly what you find these days is amethyst on white gold or silver, but I think the yellow gold is so much prettier!)

So that was my weekend. I hope your's was delightful!


Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I love the pendant, and yes, the pearls with the amethyst are perfect. And that yarn - also calls up the amethyst. The black beans, not so much. :-)

Our kiddens make quite the mess, too. I swear they swim in their water more than they drink it.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Wow, you were busy!! And you're absolutely right - the combination on that pendant is just lovely, as is the design. I bet you wear it tons (I know I would!). The new sock is perfect for spring, and your restorative yoga class seems like exactly the right way to start the equinox off right.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

It's a beautiful pendant!
Sounds like a wonderful weekend, even if you had a kitty-nasty floor to clean.

We had so much rain, but that kept me indoors so I finished knitting a gift (a baby blanket) that is pretty but had gotten very boring.

9:52 PM  

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