Friday List   9 comments

First off – a note to the powers that be at Word Press. Please, could you add an auto save feature? Yikes – I just lost a whole Friday list post.

I’ll try to remember it all. 🙂

So this morning, I am waiting for the bug man to come do his regular quarterly visit, and then I will call Crimson Crow so we can meet in Ellsworth. Lots of chores to do there, and of course, some fun things, too. A visit to the Craft Barn is in store, if, after I check supplies I find I do not have 6 pieces of 12 x 12 brown paper. My challenge will be to leave with not much nothing else. I will do the grocery shopping while there, at the big store, and then head over to Reny’s for some Christmas shopping. We do a Christmas is for Kids program at work, and A and I try to help out with that each year. This year there were two kids who went unclaimed by all the other donors, so I am shopping for a couple of 4-year-old boys – should be pretty easy! Crimson Crow mentioned a trip to GoodWill, and of course, we will need lunch! Should be a good day.

There will be knitting involved somewhere along the way, of course. I have already done my sock knitting this morning, but I have two other projects on the needles right now – the Estonian Lace scarf, and the lace cardigan. Here’s a photo for you – both projects in progress – amazing the difference needle size and yarn weight make! I love them both in their place – no way would I ever get through a lace weight cardigan, though I would love it when finished. 🙂

lace projects

I have done some thinking, and reached a conclusion – this is my last pair of socks this year. I am slowing down the sock knitting, to make it last. 🙂 Twenty six pairs of socks! Wow, I never would have believed it. I was hoping to knit up my sock yarn stash, three skeins!!!! Did that ages ago. I am no longer afraid of socks, and I will likely keep knitting them, but at a much slower pace. So, this pair will linger on my needles. Actually, it will only be one sock that will linger, I will likely finish the current sock tonight or tomorrow. Part of what is driving this decision is that I have no more sock yarn, and am not ready to spend some of my precious yarn stash cash on more sock yarn at this point. With the changing finances ahead, I know it will be a while before it builds up to this level again.

Back to my list for today…

I will do a load or two of laundry, and the usual local chores, Post Office, etc.

If I have the patience, I will try to figure out why the new printer doesn’t see our Wi Fi, but even if I don’t crack that nut, I will start printing the photos for the Christmas cards (it prints fine with the cable). Yesterday I worked on cards at work, and it got me in the card making mood – yeah! At last! A says we are getting our Christmas tree on Sunday, and so the holiday things are coming together at last.

That’s about it – lots to do today because we are going to spend the day with A’s sisters and aunt tomorrow. So I had better get moving.

Have a good day!

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  1. I like the patter on the lighter blue knitting particularly.

  2. Congratulations on the 26 pairs of socks. That may be a knitting record of some sort in the sock category. For the printer, try plugging it directly into the router so they can get to know each other. On my router there is this impossibly small and hard to see blue button that I push to let the router and new equipment get to know each other once I have them directly connected. Then when I disconnect they recognize each other. Sounds like you’re going to have a fun, but busy day. Enjoy!

    • That is exactly what the trouble shooter said to do online.

      However – it will take patience because the printer is all set up downstairs and the router is upstairs in a closet. And I am essentially a lazy person. 🙂

  3. Great projects shown there. 26 pairs of handknit socks is a major accomplishment. That’s almost a whole month.

  4. wow 26 pairs of socks, that’s a huge amount of knitting ^^

    • Well, I pretty much knit all the time, so while it is a lot, it isn’t all, nor does it feel like it was a chore. Socks are very easy to carry with me, so I can knit while waiting in line, or a doctor’s office, but by far my favorite place to get lots done is in meetings! I spend so much of my working day listening to people talk, it is good to keep my hands busy.

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