Cold Work

What is up with this house? It's freezing inside. I don't know why. I'm not even sure where to start looking for drafts / leaks. Ugh.

It was a rough weekend 'round these parts. Friends came in for the weekend - they bring their bassett hound as well, so the house is quite full. Jackson and their dog ignore each other for the most part. Lorelai was beyond thrilled to see another (bigger) dog. We planned to go out for dinner on Saturday. Our reservations weren't until 8, so we had time to drop off Lorelai with her grandparents early and we could go for drinks / appetizers. The appetizers were yummy, and the drinks (martinis) were on the strong side. I had a delicious Grape Cosmo that I would love to have again. So we're at least 4 drinks in by the time we get to the restaurant for dinner. Yeah, um, the other gal in our party was sick at the restaurant and we ended up leaving without even eating there. We got home, picked up the baby (I think I was a babbling fool to my FIL, I asked him about scrapple (learned about that at SnB) - some odd PA food, he had heard of it.), brought the baby home and the boys went out to get fast food. It was delicious, but I think it was the huge soda that did me in. I got sick, but it was quick and the next day I wasn't really hungover. So, yay on that.

Last night, Lorelai was up at 3:30 with a bloody nose! Looked a lot worse than it actually was - I think she was just all stuffed up and these things happen. She just wanted to snuggle - I would try to put her back in her crib and she would clutch at my arms like I was dropping her down some well or something, not in her own space. We were up until 4:30, so yeah, we're tired today. I've been trying to do my work, clean up the house, run the laundry and knit. That hasn't happened yet - I've got to go make dinner after this post so I can just pop it in the oven later. So it goes.

But I've got pictures! Peacfulknitter brought the "Through The Loops Mystery Sock KAL" to my attention (I'll link it up later - you can find it on ravelry) - it is Socktober you know. I could use a new pair of socks - the sanrio ones are thick, more like house sock / slippers. And I just found out that I somehow shrank a pair of socks (I think they went for an adventure in the dryer). Of course I could be working on the second sock of my Tidal Wave pair - I finished that sock oh, back in April. Or I could get back on track with the Noro sock (I'm thinking about frogging it though and using the yarn to make the One Skein, a Stole instead). This KAL let me wind up new yarn (Neighborhood Fiber Co Watershed yarn, Thomas Circle colorway - my DC vacation yarn). I like the idea of getting a piece of the pattern at a time (though, I still have the Mystic Light Shawl that started out great that way and now it's hibernating.) It feels good to work on tiny needles with thin yarn - I'm about fed up with cotton. Enough rambling, here's a picture. Clue #1, the cuff, is complete.

And the kids are together, yet so far apart.
(I think Lorelai is grinding her teeth in this photo. Mommy kryptonite at its best!)

She's reaching into the bench - it's got a hinge top, so I store stuff underneath. I think she found the plastic bag of lollipops.

I love the Yarn Harlot's post about Greg Kinnear, kinnearing in action!
I'll link stuff later, I'm cold, lazy and inundated with other things I need to get done.


theatreknitter said...

hope your day was relaxing. you totally needed it. Hope L is feeling better as well.

Anonymous said...

Oh . . . so YOU'RE one of those people we can dress up, but we can't take out? Hmmmm. Grape Cosmo . . . Hmmmmmm.

Poor Lorelei's nose. And poor Mommy, too!

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