It’s been a tiring day. Had a bunch of running around I had to do when I’d rather be sitting at home knitting. C’est la vie. My first stop this morning was at my mom’s and she told me that my cousin EJ, the one we stay with when we go down to Pearland, had called to say that her older brother (my mom’s nephew) BY had passed earlier this morning. He had been in poor health for some time, in and out of hospital and rehab places. Very sad. Cousin though he was to me, there was a pretty big age difference (not just between me and him, but between his mother and my mother), and I did not know him anywhere as well as my mom did. Mom knew him from when she still lived down there, and from when he and his younger sisters were kids.
The new kitchen light fixtures are in as of Tuesday, I love them, and they put out more light than the old ones did, so total win.
I was doing a worked-on-the- diagonal “washcloth” from cotton thread, had been working on it for some time at knitting group, it had mistakes in it, was too big, and Wednesday, I frogged it. Restarted it. Realized I hadn’t finished writing the pattern for it. Can’t finish writing the pattern for it until I finish it. Sigh.
This is the yarn I’m using for the cobblestone lace shawl I also haven’t finished writing the pattern for. I’ve got two skeins of this stuff, but that’s OK. I love the color and it has a nice hand. I’ve got to wind another ball out of it for the garter stitch lace shawl I’m doing. What I don’t use in that shawl I’ll use in something else. I’ve got the increases and the decreases (it’s a triangular shawl knitted sideways), but there’s a transition bit in the center that goes behind the neck. The way the stitch pattern of the body works is that it’s got to have two rows with an even number of stitches, and then two rows with an odd number of stitches, which you get by increasing/decreasing 1 stitch every other row. I’ve yet to work out how to get the odd/even stitch count without a net gain or loss in stitch count. I think I know but I’ll have to sit down and do a test piece to be sure. Which I haven’t done.
It’s been a long day. I’m tired. I’m going to bed. Night, y’all.
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I don’t usually walk around zombie-tired, but this past week I have. Everything’s been a struggle, for no particular reason, so I feel for you. I finally got nine hours of sleep last night, and am ever so much more chipper today. I hope you are, too. Amazing how much better the world looks when I’ve got the energy to open my eyes.
I like those light fixtures. I’ve got a cousin of my own coming for a visit at the end of the month, and I have a few things that need tending to here before she arrives. The bathroom light fixture’s one. It keeps burning out one bulb as soon as I put it in. Not good.
I happened across this post about burrowing owls and thought you’d enjoy it.
Let’s hope there are better days to come.