Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mitts, lace, peanuts and poo

For those wondering, I'm still fighting that nasty cold that I mentioned earlier this week. It seemed to be getting better until Thursday, and things have just gone downhill. It's so bad that I've actually been sleeping on the futon so I don't keep Dave up. (Before you say it, I'm the one sleeping on the futon because he's over 6 foot tall and doesn't fit as well as I do - plus Rocky would think it's playtime and just keep him up all night anyway... Dave did offer though...)

In fact, it was so bad Friday that after to salad fiasco, (still ticked about that quinoa thing...) my boss sent me home with strict instructions to rest and feel better.

I have been resting, it's debateable on the feeling better part. I'm not as stuffed up at the moment, but my throat feels like someone took a cheese grater to it and my lips and nose are completely dried out.

Anyway, it's given me some time to knit, which is nice
Half way there!
As mentioned, I did indeed finish up the first Reading Mitt. And as soon as I looked at the pictures, I realized the top eyelet is missing the double garter section  - I wasn't paying attention and just did it a single! I blame the cold meds! Oh well, as long as I do the second one the same, no one will be the wiser.
Miles of silky goodness
I've also made good progress on the LeStrange cardigan. I took this pic last night, right before splitting for the armholes. This afternoon I managed to complete half the right front. Working 1/4 of the stitches certainly makes things move faster.

And, despite the wild thunderstorm and warmer weather we've gotten the last few days, there's still a lot of snow on the ground. So Rocky and I decided to set some more squirrel traps.
Rocky thinks if he doesn't watch it, the squirrel will come for the peanut.
 Even though we haven't actually seen it happen, the peanuts are being eaten.
Here squirrelly squirelly squirrel!

We watched all day, but there was no sign of the squirrels. 
It's like a squirrelly treasure hunt!
No birds today either. Bun bun and his family are back though...
Nature's candy!
And they left us presents..... lots of presents. the snow is absolutely covered in bunny poo.


Araignee said...

I love those mitts! They just went in the queue....
Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

The mitt is beautiful ---- wouldn't have noticed the missing stitches if you hadn't said anything.

Hope you are feeling better soon. When I have a sore throat -- tea with honey and lemon is my go to.

Nancy Kay said...

I agree, the mitt is beautiful - a lovely feminine pattern.

And the'm amazed at how quickly you whip out that lace knitting! Another beautiful project. I'm anxious to see you model that one.

Has Rocky spotted that squirrel yet?

Rachelle said...

Sounds like you've got a good boss at least. Hope you really do improve soon, colds are miserable; especially with the sore throat.

Love your accounts of the local wildlife; all we really get here are birds and the odd hedgie