Thursday, February 02, 2017

Keep Calm and Carry On

Things are still weird thanks to our water advisory, but we're adjusting. I was actually home all day yesterday with Rainbow, as her school was closed in order to make plans to deal with the water issue. We found out about the closure before we went to bed on Tuesday, so I was able to sleep in, and we had a relatively lazy morning. We went to the library for a bit in the afternoon, but other than that, we were pretty much just lying around all day. I got in a bunch of spinning and a bit of knitting, and aside from having to remember not to drink the water out of the tap, it was a pretty nice day. Fortunately, the water advisory was lifted at midday today, so we can now go back to normal (and we've got a ton of bottles water on hand now should we need it).

I probably should have taken the day off to make more progress on the baby blanket, but spinning was more appealing at the time (and, if I'm being perfectly honest, I really didn't want to have to listen to the cartoons Rainbow was watching, so spinning while watching video podcasts on my laptop seemed like a better choice). That said, I'm closing in on the end of the sixth square of the blanket, so I'm well more than halfway done.

My friend's due date is tomorrow, but as of last night, when I last talked to her, nothing was happening in that department, so there may still be some time to wait until the baby makes her debut. I'm still trying to finish the blanket as quickly as possible, however, because there are plenty of other things I want to knit and I don't want any project staying on the needles any longer than it has to.

I've added some more rounds to the colorwork thing that's been my lunchtime knitting, and I'm finding stranded colorwork as addictive as ever. Here's another peek, again of the wrong side (but at least this time you can see the color):



I'm about halfway done with this, but there's going to be another sample to be knit in two other colorways, so there's more stranded work ahead.

The weekend is looking like another relaxing one. The Mister is talking about taking Rainbow skiing on Saturday, which would give me the day basically to myself. There are the usual chores to do, but I'm hoping to spend at least part of the day at Knitsburgh. We only stayed for a short amount of time when we went for the grand opening a couple of weeks ago, so I'd really like to have a chance to take a proper look around -- and, of course, catch up with my friends who work there, as I've really missed seeing them every Saturday.

1 comment:

AsKatKnits said...

I thought of you when they said the water ban was lifted and gave a little cheer for you! What a mess! I love the wrong side of color work! And those colors are so nice together! I need to get myself to Knitsburgh - hopefully in February I will have some free time to head out there!