Friday list already!

Can’t believe how the week has flown! Work was good, given I only had to work three days. 🙂 But in those three days, I got a grant written and submitted; an extension request completed, worked with the grant writer at another agency as she wrote a huge federal grant for a group of us; went to a board meeting and a development committee meeting (minute taker); reviewed a funding request my boss was working on; and met with my boss about future projects. SO yes, I am ready for it to be Friday!!! I do feel a good sense of accomplishment though. It will feel even better if some of these get funded.

So, tomorrow:

-Review the big grant one more time for my colleague
-Bake a cake for a birthday party Saturday
-Clean the house
-Go to the PO to get mail and mail off scarf
-Work in the garden
-Scoop the pool from IN IT
-Attend Cash Mob at our local store

I think you get the drift. I have to do a lot of knitting, because Saturday is the start of the CAL I am participating in – CANNOT WAIT! -but I should make some progress on my little scarf I am working on before I lay it aside for a while.

I love it – it is more of that wool/silk blend I used for the last one, and it is in linen stitch, which is new to me. But here’s the thing. It takes rows and rows and rows to make headway. I started it on size two needles, and realized it took me several hours to knit an INCH. I ripped it out and recast on using size seven needles. The fabric drapes much more nicely now, but it still takes a lot of rows to make a little progress, because so much ease is used up in the slipped stitches. I also have to confess it is slow knitting, it takes concentration to not do k1p1, when you are putting the yarn there, and slipping the stitch. Far too easy to just go ahead and purl the darned thing. I can see that once or twice, way back, I did that. Here’s hoping no-one notices, because I am not pulling it out again. 🙂 I think this will be a long-term project. At least, it is small and light and can be my mobile project until it is done. Which will mean no hats for a while. But once I finish the CAL, then I can go back to every other thing I knit is a hat. The give away bag is nearly full, I would like to get it full and delivered before too late in the summer, so they are ready to give out on the first cold day. Which we aren’t even going to think about right now, it is nice and warm today, and tomorrow is supposed to be NINETY! I am so glad that the pool is ready and waiting for me, even if I do need to scoop the tree bits out of it.

Yes, it should be a good day!

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