It's Tuesday. Many folks out there do a ten things tuesday. I've got no themes today... So, Ten random things for you.
The girls have a band concert tonight -- I still need to exchange a pair of pants for the right size so that Bookworm has something to wear that fits.
Kitty needs new reeds, and a "ligature". Preferably tonight. I can't grab them on the way to pick them up from school because I've forgotten what size reed she needs.
I got something wonderful in the mail on Saturday:
That, my friends, is a hand-written note. Yes -- real mail, from a real person, written by hand! How many of those do you see a year? Okay, what if you omit the Holiday cards? yeah, I thought so.
It's a thank you card from Kym. I supported her with far less than I wish I could have for her recent Light the Night walk fund-raiser for Leukemia. And, despite the way too much on her plate that she has (like most women I know), and the lingering follow-up stuff she has to do as a cancer survivor, and and despite now having a full time job (yay), she took the time to write a personal note -- to me. I feel so honored! I wanna drive right over there and hug her!
I also got some great pictures of Bookworm on Saturday --
As you can tell from the sequins (no the green has nothing to do with this, she's just playful), it was dress up time. 'cause she went to the Homecoming Dance.
She tried to hide -- but paparazza mom won out in the end, and got some nice pictures.
Who IS that chick? and where did she put my little girl?
Monday night is knit night around here. Here's what I worked on
What? yes, I know that's not knitting. But it's also not DONE. and though I tried to finish it before Holiday Time last year, I failed. I'm not going to let another year go by without Bookworm's stocking acutally hanging by the fire instead of sitting on my lap with threads dangling everywhere. Too much of it still looks like this:
That's not to say no knitting is being done. Inebriate of Air now looks like this:
Note the rapidly dwindling skein of yarn:
That does not look like it's going to finish this baby. Which confirms my decision to use this color (of which I have about 6 skeins) instead of the other color, which I like better -- but of which I had but one skein.
Someone asked (here? on Facebook? on Ravelry?): It currently takes about 40 minutes to knit one row (in Continental -- I'm speeding up slowly, and the rows are getting shorter.. it'll likely be down to 1/2 and hour in no time).
And to balance that, I taught my friend cgirl to knit "English" style last night too. So... I'm picking instead of throwing, and she's throwing instead of picking.
So... six (seven?) random things instead of ten themed things. Life's like that sometimes.