Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekend down the drain

Nothing went as planned this weekend.

It wasn't all bad, just... well... not as planned.

It started on Friday ( I had a long weekend between jobs) when I went up to Mom's to dye yarn. I had intended to dye a bunch of our spring colours, (Aurora, Breath of Spring... etc) but it just was working. Every time I tried, they were two bright or I messed something up, and had to fix it - and in fixing it, it becomes a completely different colourway.

Now, that's not to say I didn't dye some nice yarns. Just not what I planned.

Next up was a romantic lasagna dinner with garlic bread - except with out the garlic bread (my favourite part) because the loaf of French bread I'd bought the day before was already hard as a rock. Sigh...

Saturday was suppose to be cleaning day, followed by a quick jaunt to the bookstore for some new reading materials and then and evening knit-a-thon to finish off Bitterroot.

But I woke up with a horrible migraine and ended up laying down for a nap at 1 p.m. I woke up at 5 p.m...... with a minor headache and the beginnings of a chest cold. Fortunately, there was leftover lasagna for dinner, but still no garlic bread.

Since Saturday was a complete write-off, Sunday was relegated to "cleaning day" as well as "spend time with Dave day, since I spent all Saturday napping"

But then Dave's uncle called at 10 a.m., and off Dave went to help him with his jeep. Sigh. I could have cleaned, but the cold was sapping my energy and I'm trying to save it all for the first day of the new job on Monday.

So, I managed a couple of loads of laundry, and then Tux and I stretched out on the couch for an Indiana Jones marathon. The good news... 8 hours of Indy makes for good knitting time and Bitterroot is off the needles and on the blocking board:
Hopefully this week I can get everything back on the rails.

Oh - one thing that did go as planned... Mom updated the shop and Friday and there's lots of new lovelies for your knitting pleasure.


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Funny, isn't it? Sometimes nothing works according to plan.

All those yarn colours look very nice indeed!

gayle said...

Bitterroot is certainly lovely! I'm glad at least something went right...
(Sometimes hard bread can be rejuvenated by steaming it. I use a bamboo steamer over a big kettle of water. Works for re-heating dinner rolls, too, without drying them out in the oven or turning them to bricks in the microwave.)

lexa said...

Hope you are feeling better fast!

Lee said...

I am sorry you don't feel well, and that your plans flew out the window, but that shawl is beautiful, and Indiana is always good. The yarn looks wonderful as well.