Monday, December 24, 2007

A day off

This is the view I had at 7:30 this morning while making coffee (My date stamp was wrong! I thought I slept through a day) . I did a double take. Picked up my camera and went outside for another shot. This is the moon setting.

then I heard someone meowing and low and behold Big Boy was back. It was a short visit but breakfast was served.
Today I was scheduled to be at work but was lucky to ask for and get the day off. This extra time is really helping my knee get better. It also keeps me at home so I don't need to drive the jeep or spend money. I am more than lucky that my best friend's husband has this jeep that I could borrow. My car will probably not be ready till the end of the week. A month without my PT Cruiser. I so miss the ease of driving it as well as the CD player to listen to my books. Trying to get in & out of the jeep is like fitting in a sardine can. Even if my knee was OK I'd still have trouble. I'm not a small woman and it is comical to see how I need to get out.
The fingerless gloves were a hit with my boss.I think I can make another glove (I have 5 total completed) from this yarn but I have moved on to another sock. I decided to do the 9 to 5 pattern from Nicole. Yarn is Cherry Tree Hill-Sockittome- Colorway: African Grey. I started last Monday night on size 0 Addi 40" doing magic loop for the first time on socks. On Tuesday I went to the doctors for my knee follow-up, a 1:00 p.m. appointment. He did not see me until 2:30! I sure wish we could bill them for time lost. Anyhoo, I'm sitting there working on the cuff, purl 2 k4 with about 1" knitted & pulled the wrong needle! So now I'm trying to put the stitches back on the needle. I could hardly see the stitches and after about 4 tries I just ripped it all out. By the time I got in to see the doc I was back where I started when I arrived. I continued working the rest of the week and by Friday night was ready to start the leg pattern. When I started back up on Saturday I decided that the size 0 was making the pattern too small. So I once again ripped it out (I've got this part of knitting down pat!) This is where I am today
and once I finish this post I am tinking back because the heel flap is facing out the wrong way! Look closely near the needle. This is a learning curve I need to master.
Here is a picture of Pia in one of her favorite spots. I think she is like me, feeling like the young slim girl I used to be until you look in the mirror! So I present to you her picture when I adopted her in January of 2006.

I've spent some time on Raverly. Have you ever gone to Forums? Click on the radar tab. You can eavesdrop! How cool is that.

Enjoy you Christmas

8 comments:

Anita said...

Your kittys are soooo pretty!! i just want to reach through the computer and squish them! :)

I know you will be glad to get your car back... I hate driving the hubby's truck when mine is out of service...

Robin said...

I saw the moon this morning, too. It surprised me so because it was so clear and appeared to be so close. Love the kitty pics! What yarn did you use for your fingerless gloves? Very pretty colors. Also, what pattern?

picperfic said...

hope your knee is better soon! The mitts looks great as does the socks...Merry Christmas!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I hate that feeling of being caught in a time warp! I get that a lot now that I've pretty much been at home since last year. it's unsettling...

I'm sorry to hear about your Cruiser and your knee and your re-knitting issues. At least you have scrummy yarn, sweet kitties and good friends!

Terry & Jonesy said...

Beautiful fingerless gloves! Your kitty looks so content now - and fluffy!!
Terry Sailingknitter

le chat qui coud said...

merry christmas!!!

Alaina said...

Love the color of the gloves - and the socks also look awesome - sorry to hear about the frogging ;(

Love that "chubby " kitty...reminds me of my own "chubby" Princess.

Hope your Christmas was a good one and your knee didn't give you too much grief...

Happy knitting.

Mary said...

I love those fingerless mitts, and the yarn used is gorgeous. Nice job! :-)