Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My life, today.

It is 10:26 AM here in Roanoke, VA. It is approx 36 F. Cold and winter is approaching. I am busy decluttering. 5 years ago my mother and grandmother closed housekeeping. Needless to say, I am inundated with STUFF. I cherish most of my grandmother's things, but mom's..... well, she has a serious mental illness so I am getting rid of most of that. It is taking me a long time though.

As for knitting. I have to say that knitting, next to prayer, is a serious comfort. It keeps my hands busy and me out of trouble (shopping, gossiping, or whatever that tempts me). Since I spin, that really is a good thing. It really slows down my knitting because the spinning takes much longer. And, best of all, if the pattern is easy, I can knit away while interacting with the kids.

Oh yeah!!!! Finished Andy's sweater. Looks great. Wish I had made it longer though, so when he bends over, oooppppss... It took me about 3 months to spin and knit. Not bad. It was a straight forward, no frills, raglan sweater. Deep brown lamb, with autumnal colors shooting through. Orange, blue, and yellow (actually the roving was green, but is yellow in the sweater). It does have a 4 stitch cable at cuffs, and at crew neck. Again, as soon as I have my digital........

Andy is working OT again today. THat will make my day with the kids 12 hours. Wow. God help me. They are great kids. But we can't really be outside because of temp. The good news is that I can do all things thru Christ who strenghtens me!! amen. catie

1 comment:

Robin said...

Are you bringing the sweater Thurs?? I bet it's as beautiful as your alpaca one!