Monday, May 21, 2007

I'm a machine


Happily the weekend was not as spew-full as expected, but the wee one's booty was kicked by the bug so there was lots of lounge-time for her. Me, I was a freakin' get-things-done-around-the-house machine. Remember the interminable purple sock? Done. Sure, I still have to make the second one, but first one is done. The front yard that has been languishing away for months and months? Still need to throw down new bark, but otherwise...done. I washed the covers to the cushions to the couch (well, that was partially spurred by the spew-fest), washed the dog bed cover (that was spurred by a filthy beast), and the comforters (spurred on by a blend of the previous two). I weeded the carrot patch. I baked buttermilk biscuits, made black bean soup and muffaletta mix. I gathered up goodies for the summer postcard swap and started cutting stuff up. And even a bit of schoolwork was done. Man, I need to stay home more often.


A few words on the sock...can't say I'm wild for it. I was hoping with all the ribbing, it would be a nice, snuggy sock but it's still baggy. I guess that's the trouble with having a insanely long and narrow foot. And the Donny Osmond color scheme leaves a little something to be desired, but I can't really complain. It's a handknit sock and I'll happily wear them. That is, once I get that second one knit. I'd say that'll happen in...oh....maybe November.


I'm so excited about the summer postcard swap I could just burst. I've got my basic idea rattling around in my head and now I just need to apply Mod Podge. As you can see in the photo above, I'm organized.


Ok, back to your regularly scheduled working week...

5 comments:

Knitting Momma said...

Holy crap, woman!!! V. impressive, and a nice mix of creative and necessary stuff, too. Having a sick kid isn't fun, but I have to say that when they slow down, you get a chance to Get Stuff Done. That's not so bad.

I love to see a pic of the sock on your foot. Have you tried the ribbed sock from Socks Soar on Two Circulars? Or is your foot just THAT narrow?

Ani said...

It is the sock from socks soar! I noticed how nice and snuggy it looked on your feet and...well, let's just say, I'm a freak. I need to make some notes when I make the next one so I can adapt the pattern to make it work better for me.

The Whole Self said...

are supplies look quite the same...are we making the same postcards? :) i see that we're on each other's lists, and i'm very happy about that, let me tell you.

xx

Ani said...

I was so excited to see your name on the list too! Woot! It'll be fun to see how similar/different the cards turn out.

madre adoptiva said...

Ohh... I hope you'll show me your postcards before mailing them out. Your supplies look titillating. Did I just say that about craft supplies? HA!