Sunday, August 17, 2008
I've got the Clap
Clapotis that is......I'm not trying to get personal with you guys! I am almost finished with all of the increase rows and next it'll be on to the straight knitting. I'm a little confused as to the "remove marker, drop stitches, pick up bar to make new stitch but don't twist". It's the "don't twist" part that has me baffled. I assume it's treated as a m1 but I could be wrong. I'll have to do a bit more research.
Here's a little better pic that really shows off the colors. As I was knitting along on this I was listening to some pod casts. I have come to the conclusion after trying several.....I just don't like knitting podcasts. I think they're really boring. Either they're trying to describe yarn, patterns or techniqes which for me doesn't work without the visual or else they are giggling incessantly about some "inside joke". Yawn. I'm having better luck with the political and educational pod casts.
I also made it to a new LYS on Saturday. I was out with Mom Larj and we decided to pop in to a new store Downriver called "Miles and miles of yarn" It's a small store, not a lot of selection (yet?) but she did have some superwash wool that I intend to use to make Eric's nephew a scarf to go off to college with and a nice 100% wool that looks like Noro colors but is MUCH softer.
I did a little cooking today. Yesterday I went to one of my favorite places, Block's farm market. They are only open seasonally but they have excellent produce for an excellent price. Everything is so fresh and delish. This is one of my favorite summer salads. It consists of 2 mangoes firm but ripe, 2.5-3 cucumbers peeled, 1/2 onion, 1/2 cup of cilantro and about 2T of fresh lime juice. Just toss and enjoy!
I also picked up some really gorgeous Gladiolus flowers while I was there.
I'm trying to milk the most out of what's left of the summer that I possibly can. I guess than means that I've been slacking off on a lot of the things that I "should" be doing. I'm having a really hard time going in to the basement to work on jewelry. It feels like punishment when the weather is this nice. Hopefully I'll be able to push myself to get to my butt in gear this next week. I have tomorrow off and have a little running around to do. After that I hope to do a little more cooking for the rest of the week and straighten up a bit around the house. You know...the whole domestic routine. Then it's back to work for another funkalicious week. At least Mr. Larj's job seems to be going well and he LIKES it. Well off to have a glass of wine and chill out.
Everyone have a great week!! M