Week 11: Odds ‘n Ends, i.e. total lameness!
I’d love to be able to tell you that between this Thursday and last, I got my sh!t togetha and cleared all the clutter out of my entire house, knit 4 sweaters, 5 pairs of socks, and a dozen hats. Or at least that I took a bad-ass vacation to the beach. But alas, none of those things occurred. The weather was beyond bleak. Several days Knittymunchkin decided he needed to wear his “jammies” all day and while the rain pelted, the snow fell, and the wind buffeted, we cranked up the heat and watched just a little too much Sesame Street. It was one of those weeks. I felt about as forlorn inside as the weather was outside. But I did manage to read and recycle two magazines, gift four Martha Stewart magazines to my friend John, and use up a laundry detergent sample that has been sitting in the laundry room exactly as long as we’ve had our washing machine (circa 2008 or 2009). I also used up a deluxe sized sample of Philosophy Purity Made Simple that I received years ago (2007?) with a Sephora order. I’ve been keeping this wash in my travel stuff for years now because it’s such a nice portable size, yet there is always enough for several days. Well with my skin freaking out lately, I decided to try anything I had in my sample stash that might calm things down a little. This seemed to do the trick, though Troy bought me some Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel that I positively adore, so it’s not so bad that I finally used up the Philosophy stuff. I also pulled some yarn out of my stash to knit another square for my friend Kathy that I mentioned last time. Not much to be said for this week, but I’m chipping away at things slowly. Ever so slowly…..
It was a good mail week though! I received back yarn from two different swaps and I can’t wait to add them to my Beekeeper’s Quilt. It’s always nice when there’s something to look forward to in the mailbox. Here’s a few of my favorites from the Sweet Georgia Swap in the Blankiemania Group on Ravelry. I sure wish I could join Round 2! These are just lovely….