Thursday, December 28, 2017

Not much

I'm not sure why I haven't been knitting more this break, but I haven't. There was Christmas, of course. Tuesday we celebrated Boxing Day with friends, I cleaned off my desk (that was an event, let me tell you--sorting books to take to the library book fundraiser, separating papers that must be saved and papers that must be shredded and papers that just went into recycling, cleaning the surface when it finally showed itself-- and then Tuesday evening we watched a documentary about a chef, Jeremiah Tower (it was good. It was a DVD on Netflix).  Yesterday I finished book revisions, Tim worked on his dissertation, we took the dogs for a good walk, and then went to a gathering at the farm (I didn't see Calypso, the alpacas were all in for the night). But I have knit this:

This is supposed to be a long scarf (two equal halves are knit and then grafted together) but now I'm wondering if I'll instead make this as a cowl. I don't know. I'm just kind of bored with all the grey stockinette. I think today and tomorrow will be another one of my 'cast on' days as I want to cast on for the sweater I'm going to design and then also for that beaded thing. I need a 'car' knitting thing though since we're going to check on the house on Saturday, so I'll probably just keep at the big hunk of grey stuff.

OH! I've also been Wobbling. Tim gave me a Wobble board for Christmas.  I've done a few workouts on it and I can feel it already in my core. When I got it out of the box the first thing I saw was "for ages 18-55 only" and I thought "Not Today, Wobbleboard" and just defied that warning.

I'm reading a YA novel called "Nevermoor" which is yet another "Next Harry Potter" but is actually good.  The main character is a girl (Morrigan Crow) with a horrible family who gets spirited away to compete for a place at a school in a magical kingdom.  Sound familiar? It is good though.

Today we're going to drive up to Albany (about half an hour or so from here) to see a carousel made by hand by local people. There's an alpaca. Of course there is.


Caffeine Girl said...

The wobble board looks like a good idea. I might have to get one!
Sounds like you are having a great holiday season, so knitting can take a backseat. The scarf is beautiful, but I can see the tedium of that much stockinette in gray. You could add some more Fair Isle sections.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that you were 17! ;-) Enjoy the wobble board. Let no one put limitations on us "old ladies". We do what we want and we ROCK IT!

Have a good time in Albany!

kathy b said...

I love your fair isle. Id make it a cowl. Why not? good car knitting as you say.
Our horses at the barn were IN all night during the severe cold here this week. We had them run in groups in the indoor arena so we could clean their stalls. I gave out more candycanes