Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Clean as a Whistle

What does that saying mean anyway? Well, for me it means I don't have to repeat the colonoscopy for ten years. Whoo hoo!!

In preparation for my day at home, I went to the library yesterday to pick up a copy of The Night Watch; I read about it on someone's blog but of course, can't remember whose. I get the impression from the blurb that it's a very layered story, so I'll wait until tomorrow to start it (still a little fuzzy from the meds).

I also looked at the New Fiction shelf and picked up The Last Time I Saw You, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, and Nanny Returns, since I just watched a spotty version of The Nanny Diaries Monday night. And I picked up another movie, An Education, to watch sometime tonight. Here's hoping the scratches are minimal.

I finished the baby sweater last night in time to unpick the ribbed cuff on the first sleeve and reknit it. The pattern says to knit the cuffs on size six (the rest of the sweater is on size nines), but I just felt like the cuff was too small so I reknit it on size nines. Even if it's a little loose, it'll be better than too tight. I know for a fact that I had to cut the elastic in every outfit my youngest daughter wore for the first year of her life. (She's quite svelte now by the way.) I even had time to give it a little soak in lavender scented Eucalan. This picture isn't very good but I took it around midnight last night in case I didn't remember to do it this morning. You can see the color better on my ravelry project page.

In other knitting news, Mere, my oldest, is trying her hand at a pair of fair isle mittens and S is learning how to cable and read from a chart. I thought I knew how to read a chart, even though I've never used one, but it turns out I didn't. Thankfully Mere set me straight after a conversation about it this afternoon. And now S will have to start over on her hat when she gets home from work. Luckily she's only five rows in and it's bulky weight so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Now I'm going to go make and eat pancakes for dinner. Comfort food. Sounds good, doesn't it?


  1. I love the baby sweater!

    Excellent news on your scope procedure. And yes, pancakes sound good.

  2. Thanks for the Eucalan mention! Grapefuit is my favourite E. scent.
    Knitting in a cottage by the beach sounds idylic. Congratulations for making your dream a reality! Not enough people have the gumption to "go for it"!
    Eucalan Team