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The current state of Carrington

At least, I think that’s the name. Maybe not, but we’ll go with it for now. As you can see, I have a front and a back here.

I need 2 sleeves and a turtle neck. Not a tight one, a loose one.

But, umm, what are these pins for? I’m taking bets as to whether or not I can remember when I pick it up. Your odds are better than your last insurance quote if you say “probably not”. Oh, how I love my knitting adhd. Which probably isn’t a politically correct thing to say, but have you seen the number of unfinished objects sitting around my house?

And yes, that is my beautiful new comforter peeking out underneath the sweater parts! ;-)

Off!

That’s me! After a full week of being constantly “on”, I am off work for a record 9 days. Woohoo!!! Squeee! No worrying about and trying to explain the slow POS systems. No trying to explain to irate customers that their coupon is good for *this* product and not the one in their hand. Nine days of being home, doing my home stuff: cleaning, typing, reading and maybe, just maybe a little knitting. That would be awesome, wouldn’t it? Maybe I could actually finish something, huh? Maybe Carrington. Cause it is certainly cold enough for a wool sweater right now. It’s also raining, and I don’t want a felted wool sweater, so I guess it’s a good thing it isn’t quite finished yet!

Shorts

I also found my mending basket again as I was unearthing the house. It’s still full. Not surprising, right? It stays full. It’s so much more fun to make new stuff than to fix the old right? But I need to get on it, because, well, it needs doing. And also, there is now a pair of socks perched on the top.

Also, a small caveat. I know I could have combined all these little posts into one big one, but my hosting bill is due, and I’m not sure whether or not it qualifies as pci compliant hosting or not, but the fact is, I need it and if I don’t pay the bill, I won’t have it. So there you go.

On Gloves and Such

Ok, I’ll admit this: I have never knitted a pair pf gloves. No dress gloves, no work gloves, nothing with fingers. Also, no toe socks. I have done mittens, and enjoyed that, because I made my own pattern, and it was fun working out the details of it. I’ve also crocheted mittens, for the record. But gloves, when I can buy them on sale for a buck a pair? I just can’t see it. I don’t want to mess with knitting the fingers. I’m a lazy, lazt knitter, I guess.

I found a hole!

So, I said I had a lot to do in the house, right? One of those tasks was the matching of all the stray socks we accumulated over the past however long. And in the sock basket, I found the socks I made for Stuntman back in the day. And people, there is a HOLE in one of them. Which leads to a question. I plan to mend the hole, because I have roughly 30 hours invested in the socks, and another 20 minutes won’t make or break me. But what do you do when your handknit socks spring a leak? Repair or trash? And do you repair them, ASAP, if you do, or wander around doing other things, reading acne treatments reviews while you contemplate the fact that someone actually wore a pair of your knitted socks out?

Whatever, I think I now know what to make for my kids. They throw hats on the ground, even if they have asked for them. Socks get used. Hmmmmm. Yeah, no brainer!

Well, Hello Blogland

So, here I am again. I had a good excuse for my absence this time: I wrote a freaking book! Yay me. I am so excited, because that’s been something on my to-do list for quite awhile. Much more exciting that researching Medicare plans, in my opinion. I’ve still got quite a bit of work to do on it, of course. Since I wrote most of it long hand, I have to type it up on the computer and take it through about 6 more drafts, but yeah, I wrote a book.

Today, I am looking at a mountain of back-upped work, both online and inhouse. And also, I need to do something about this hair.

All My Words

All my words this month, some thirty one thousand nine hundred and seven teen of them so far have gone toward National Novel Writing Month. I don’t know if anyone will ever read my little book, but I am having a real good time writing it! I’m just here to drop a quick link to this Canon camera and then it’s right back to the book for me. Hopefully, I’ll have something intelligent to say around the first of December, or after fifty thousands NaNoWriMo words, which ever comes first.

All My Words

All my words this month, some thirty one thousand nine hundred and seven teen of them so far have gone toward National Novel Writing Month. I don’t know if anyone will ever read my little book, but I am having a real good time writing it! I’m just here to drop a quick link to how to get rid of belly fat and then it’s right back to the book for me. Hopefully, I’ll have something intelligent to say around the first of December, or after fifty thousands NaNoWriMo words, which ever comes first.

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