Archive for February 7th, 2014

From the house to the barn through snow over my knees with a healthy crust of ice is 98 steps. I needed to get the heavy duty ice breaker and of course I looked everywhere with no success. Then it came to me that it was probably in the barn. How hard could it be to reach the barn?

At 56 steps I seriously considered lying on my back in the snow and watching the sky until I:
A) froze to death;
B) The Skipper found me;
C) caught my breath, regained my energy and plodded on towards the barn.

Instead I stayed on my feet, wobbled a moment like a spinning top losing energy, then charged forward determined to reach the barn. When I got there I sat on the tractor for a good while, moving only after I stopped gasping for air. It was the best aerobic exercise I’ve had in weeks.

They say more snow is heading our way, possibly bigger than this last one. Really, we’re just gilding the lily now.

The back of the test knit sweater is done…more or less. I am working on the two fronts at one time hoping to finish them faster. I need to see where the top lines of garter stitch fall on the fronts and adjust the back accordingly. I realize that what I overwhelmingly want is a dress maker’s dummy. One that’s my size and I can pin my knitting to. I’d love it to look old-fashioned. While I am wishing, I’d like to win the Lottery too.

For this weekend, I am going to be busy knitting and designing 2 cabled baby sweaters one with a hood and one without. I am excited about the designing. That means my pencils, drawing pad, lots of pictures of knitting surrounding me, and dreaming. I like the dreaming stage, when everything is possible, and what could be is always just within reach. The sketches….Only when I have to translate the drawings to yarn weight and sizes does reality settle itself around me again with a sigh.

Have a good weekend.

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