Sorry folks. Even I'm sick of hearing myself whine. My life could be so much worse and the fact that I lost a hand towel.... Well, all I can say is that I've had the emotions of a hormonal 12 year old girl lately and I'm sorry. Next time I start to whine, call me on it. Tell me to buck up and act like an adult.
|Holly Berry Stashbuster Shawl|
Something that has helped me buck up is the Stashbuster Shawl. It's four short set up rows then you repeat the fifth row over and over again until you have just enough yarn left to bind off. The picot edging is knit as the shawl grows rather than having to knit all those little picot things at once on the cast on or off edge. It's so simple, so quick and so perfect for knitting while watching The Grinch with the family.
And let's clarify, the 'real' Grinch, not that awful Jim Carrey movie version. (Sorry Jim Carrey, but you can't improve on perfection and you should never have tried.)
And yes, the shawl will match my Christmas socks because yes, I broke my no new yarn rule once again. Having a knitting group meeting at the knitting shop is a dangerous, dangerous thing.
The coolest thing happened.
I stepped out of the shower and could hear all kinds of unusual activity on the train tracks out back. (Yes, when I say we live on the tracks, I pretty much mean it.)
The CSX train crawled by at the slowest possible pace while a track-hoe with a claw on it rode on top of cars, unloading replacement trestles on each side of the tracks.
Once the track-hoe-claw machine finished unloading, the train stopped while the track-hoe pulled itself to the end of the train, then it lifted itself down onto a lower bed on the final train car. And then the train slowly pulled away.
I'm SO wishing we were still homeschooling and the kids could have been here to see it because it was definitely one of those weird, fun homeschool learning moments.
I'm also SO hoping that Mr. CSX guy standing back there at the back of the lower bed of the train didn't happen to look over and catch me standing buck-naked in the window taking pictures of him and his train.