Though yesterday was sunny, it was cool caused by a draft from who knows where. Today is cool and then we move into the spring like temperatures that will make it hard to stay inside. I know windows and doors will be open to let in the fresh air.
I got half of what I had planned on doing done. Time ran out to complete the task. But the hallway is ready to be painted. In the front entrance part of the task got part of the doors scrubbed and the rest can be done this afternoon if there is time. If not Friday morning for sure. One thing I have learned – I should use the Dyson to vacuum all the floors and then wash them on my hands and knees to get rid of all the cat and dog hair.
My stress level is rising as I have 2.5 days left to get the upstairs ready for the painter. I have a lot of cleaning and prep to do. I will be working until the last minute which causes me unnecessary stress. Thank goodness the living dining room is tidy and our bedroom is clutter free. I will have to be overly focussed to get it all done.
My adult student didn’t show yesterday as she is away. I did some genealogy and some looking into knitting a sweater. Where I go to tutor, was also very quiet. In the two hours I was there 1 person came in to visit one of the employees.
I never thought I would say this, but I have to dig through the thrift shop boxes to find some white cotton I put in and shouldn’t have as it is for a simple white shirt to wear under pullovers. I went hunting for it in the stash and realized it must have been boxed when I grabbed the white broadcloth I didn’t want. Good thing I haven’t had time to take the boxes to the thrift shop.
I haven’t had time to reclaim the sewing room due to prepping the upstairs for painting. I do peek in and wish I was in there sewing but not for a couple of more weeks.
I knit on the Beginner Knitter’s sample and it is ready to block. Knitting every row was a bit boring but I did work on trying to knit consistently. Next on the list is stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row).
I am becoming quite excited about knitting a sweater and will add it to my list for fall. I want it to be a deep red in 100% wool. I am looking at this pattern idea for the sweater front.
Cast on magazine (Spring 2015 edition)
I love the three small cables in the ribbing at the bottom and neckline and would add them to the ribbing on the sleeves. I feel certain that the front of the sweater will have the Celtic design on it so it is the focus of the sweater.
In the mean time, I have to knit our grandson’s mitts and crochet him a larger sized shark toque. The last one is now too small for him. That happens after I finish the toque I am working on. It is coming along nicely and is a great project to do at knitting group.
We had knitting group last night. I got about 4 rounds done on the toque. I helped the new knitter cast on correctly and I am sure she will practice a hundred times. We had share time and one lady showed us the sweater she made for her granddaughter, another a container to hold yarn (it comes out a hole in the lid), the new knitter showed how she learned to purl correctly and I showed the headbands and dishcloth and tea towel. We talked about how I rearranged the knits and purls on the toque of which everyone was excited to learn. We always have a lot of fun in the two hours we meet. The bonus this time – someone will take three balls of yarn I have as they want to knit a sweater out of it. YES!
Today I am off to the city to get more paint and other items for the downstairs bathroom. I also have to do a yarn run for several people and get a couple of skeins for myself. I also need some knitting needles to knit the mittens.