Monday, September 06, 2004


It didn't feel like Monday! It was a holiday for Howard, and he took most of it AS a holiday! Wow! He went over to work until I got up, then came home.

Today has been spent in frustration.

Found a stain on the afghan my Mom knit. Spotted it with Dr. Spot. It took all the lanolin from that one area, leaving the lanolin everywhere else. Or else it bleached the fibers. Whatever, there are 2 whiter areas in one panel.

Tried to spin laceweight. At the moment, my hands do NOT want to communicate with each other and spin on either the drop or support spindle. Both managed to break yarns repeatedly.

Not done any knitting either. At the end of the day, I really wonder where it has gone, because I don't accomplish anything!

We did try Turkey Bacon Cream o Wheat waffles today. Very good, but it needs more time with the cream of wheat and water to absorb. Doesn't do it as fast as cornmeal. Any other experiments substituting cream o wheat for cornmeal will have to wait until we restock the supply. I think the decision was that Cheese Spoon Bread with cream of wheat was lighter than normal! whee!

I have a skirt I want to sew before I fly to Missouri. There will be material left over, wondering about a ruana or a jacket. Haven't decided. This is material given by Marie Elston's family, so I want to use it with pleasure!

Sleep deprivation is the only reason I can see for the thoughts but no actions. I tend to just sit and read, instead of doing anything else. Oh, and the fact that the fingers on the left hand are still sore. Not much, but enough to let me know they are annoyed when I do the wrong thing!

I have some gorgeous yarn that varies from a chocolate brown to burgundy to cherry. Any suggestions about a color to use with it, to contrast?

Books read this weekend:
Sherryl Jordan Winter of Fire excellent!
Diana Pharoah Francis Path of Fate very good
Diana Wynne Jones The Merlin Conspiracy lots of fun
2 books on cutting my own hair -- who am I trying to kid? Does anyone really think I can cut my own hair, and have it anything resembling straight? Answers not really required, I think we all agree my straight leaves something to be desired. Yes, it is time to cut my hair. No, I don't think I'll do it. Suggestions anyone?

1 comment:

Serena said...

Glad the cream of wheat bacon waffles worked! YAH!

Would a cream color work with that yarn? A nice contrast?

Love you!