Monday night bullets.

I have lots of little things to share. Tragically, many of them require photos, which I cannot upload because my camera cable is 75 miles away. Bullets will have to do.

  • I have been back in Minneapolis at the salt mines* accounting job for four weeks now, which accounts for the shocking lack of real posts. 
     
  • This situation will continue until some days after April 17. 
     
  • Deal with it.
  • My knitting has slumped to the purely mindless, a 31-stitch-wide Montego Bay scarf.
     
  • That pattern gave me fits the first time I made it, but now it is just mindless enough. Really, how hard can a 2-stitch pattern be?
     
  • Don't answer that.
     
  • The yarn is the Alchemy Silk Purse that I thought was destined for something else.
     
  • I realized since I wrote that post that I would get a lot more use out of a long skinny scarf than a triangular shawlette.
     
  • Silk yarn is lovely to knit.
     
  • Silk yarn is easily damaged by careless frogging or tinking.
     
  • I don't care.
     
  • Much.
     
  • I have a nearly visceral urge to cast on some socks.

  • Not gonna happen, though. I have forbidden myself to touch sock yarn until I finish this scarf.
     
  • At the rate I am going that will take until sometime after April 17.
     
  • Work is getting really busy. A week ago on Friday afternoon I ran out of work, so I put out an email to the managers I work for, alerting them to my availability.
     
  • Guess what. I got more work.
     
  • So much that I worked all this past weekend.
     
  • And had to take off most of today because I had worked myself into a migraine.
     
  • Silly kats never learn.
     
  • The drain pipe between this house and the city sewer was blocked on Saturday.
     
  • Ewww.
     
  • Smokey and I spent Sunday evening roto-rootering it out.
     
  • More ewww.
     
  • It works now.
     
  • ๐Ÿ™‚
     
  • The house still smells.
     
  • ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
     
  • The weather is nearly warm enough here for open windows.
     
  • ๐Ÿ™‚
     
  • Nearly.
     
  • ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
     
  • On Sunday the only snow I could see in the city was a few scraps in places where 1, it had been piled up, and b, it was in the shade.
     
  • Today even those had melted.
     
  • ๐Ÿ™‚
     
  • Nice weather is nice.
     
  • Not for the farmers, though; we went into the winter in a drought condition and got only a fraction of the normal snowfall.
     
  • Watch for food prices to rise.
     
  • You heard it here first.

 Okay, enough for tonight. Morning always comes earlier than it should, imho.

* This is a joke and not at all fair to the job. I like what I do, my employer is one of the best, and, last but not least, they pay me almost as much as I think I am worth ;-) 

 

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0 Responses to Monday night bullets.

  1. bullwinkle says:

    I’m not even in the salt mines, and you’re about to get a slew of comments as I catch up on posts. Love the Montego Bay Scarf – I think I’ve made two. Maybe one. Very fun. Very versatile. Very me. Or maybe that is just the yarn. Lovely lovely yarn.

  2. Kym says:

    I think the Montego Bay scarf is a great knit. Perfect for tax season. Although socks would do the trick, too. Just sayin’.

  3. Soxanne says:

    I, for one, am glad you’re at the salt mines, since it means you’re around for Knit Night more often…
    Yes, the weather is awesome! I opened windows to get the paint smell out (which isn’t nearly as awful as what you have to deal with).

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