Actually, I kind of like vegetables as much or more than dessert now, but the analogy fits our approach to this weekend – play Friday and Saturday, but today we both need to do some work catch up with fiscal year end craziness.
Friday play mostly involved knitting. Some of it was while watching “Burn After Reading”. We nearly wept we laughed so hard at the very last scene. I think it has to hit you the right way. This is a very dark comedy, so be forewarned.
The knitting content was not so dark:
First helmet liner for the year. Each year, our work knitting group undertakes making 100 of these. During the movie I knit up the face ribbing and reknit the crown so it would fit a normal human vs. someone from Remulak. I immediately cast on for another – unlike the following project, I’ve knit enough of these that they are truly brainless and it’s nice to have one going for those spare but distracted knittable moments.
I am progressing on Brainless, moving into the cable section that runs along the side of the foot. I actually got sore finger tips – the yarn is not soft, even though it feels soft, and I am trying those square cross section needles at a very tight gauge. Jury is still out on these. I like their strength, they don’t slip, but are the corners a bit sharp for a size 0 needle?
I took a break from knitting yesterday afternoon to attend Neha’s welcome to Minnesota party. It is clear that Venkat and Vani are wonderful parents. I’m sure Venkat gets some of it from us – you can see the family resemblance between us and our “son” so clearly, can’t you? Neha is getting so big.
And because I suddenly noted that all I had on the needles were small projects, plus I’ve really loved used every shell I’ve ever knit, I pulled out some stash yarn and swatched for a little shell, Rowan’s Tune. The yarn is a real mish-mash of cottons that I picked up for a song in Germany – one skein of this, two of that. I think the line of brick running through the icy cool blues and greens makes an interesting colorway and adds strong visual rhythm, hence the name of this project – Rhythm and Blues. (Um, I may have accidentally used some yarn I had given to Jenny for this. But why was it in my stash instead of hers? Some of you may think that as all I’ve used is a couple of feet of each color at this point, why can’t I give it back? I’m afraid it has grabbed me and that isn’t an option. She will likely benefit from this in the long run.)
I hope you had some time for play in your weekend, amid all your move planning and playing with our baby girl.