I have been remiss in my duties. Here it is, Friday, and I haven’t done my civic duty. How pathetic. Give me a simple job and I can’t get it right. It’s unforgiveable (or something like that). It has been a week since I brought Mom home from the hospital. It was an experience I don’t ever want to repeat. It was also one of those moments where you realize you can suck it up when you have to. When I brought her home, we both slept on and off for about two days. I had the stomach flu and then she got it. We are finally gettin back up to snuff, but I must say, damn.
I knit a hat at the hospital. Alpaca and handspun. It’s one of Jared’s Mitred Square hats. It is very nice and very warm and I don’t like it and will give it away. Too many memories of the yuck experience. It was not horrible because we all escaped with only the stomach flu. But, still, not one I wish to remember with a handknit. I might see if my big brother would like it. He rides his bike year round and this hat is very very warm. If not, it will go to the homeless. I will get a picture before I send it on its way.
I have also been Christmas knitting. I am on the tail end of the tasks that I “intend” to have finished by the 25th. I have a couple other things I want to turn out, but with the way things have been since around the 15th of November, I’m backing off the stress knitting. These are knits of love and I want to take my time. Both recipients are knitters and will appreciate the time, effort and quality. So. I will begin those when I finish the rest of the Christmas “task” knitting.
My soundtrack for the day? Peter Sellers as Queen Victoria and Richard III on “The Muppet Show”.
Have a wonderful weekend!