Tuesday, February 26, 2008

So Where Ya Been Anyway?

I haven't gone completely AWOL, just haven't set myself down to write in a while.

First off, thanks to everybody for all the good bread suggestions. I'll be doing some experimenting.

So where have I been? Thursday I subbed for the school secretary again, then in the evening had my regular weekly get together with L and L. Friday I spent much of the day chopping ice from the sidewalks and driveway. Saturday: work in the morning at the library and then in the afternoon had Last Saturday Knitting - always nice. A new to me attendee was Jen (did I get that right?) with her adorable baby Isaac. I brought along the current mittens.

The band that looks electric blue is really a darkish teal, much more subtle in real life. Sigh, I find that as so often happens, my tension has become tighter as I progress. It's not a huge difference, at least not enough that I'm going to rip back.

Sunday Mr S and I went to Madison for brunch with some good friends we hadn't seen in months. Chopped more ice in the afternoon. The last installment of Pride and Prejudice on PBS in the evening. This is an older version, but I hadn't seen it before. I think Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy ever.

Yesterday I baked up the remaining frozen dinner roll dough, just to clear the decks for the day when I by a package of yeast and start from scratch. Most of the rest of the day (before work at the library in the evening) was spent chopping the last of the ice. The entire driveway and sidewalks were clean down to the cement. This was a major accomplishment, given that it had built up two to four inches in places. But I finished it all. Just in time for more snow last night and today.


MollyBeees said...

Gorgeous mittens! What pattern is that? I was sorry to miss out on Sat. knitting. Friday night found me in Urgent Care with a horrid sinus infections, so I didn't think I should 'share the wealth' with you all!
Can you even move your arms after all that ice chopping?

YarnThrower said...

I hear you on the ice chopping! I'm not quite as far along on it as you...though it's better than it was!

Your mittens look great! I love the chevron pattern.

I forgot all about last Saturday knitting. I think the short month threw me off. And also, I might be a little scattered lately...

Cindy G said...

We missed both of you! Though Ms. B., I really appreciate not sharing the sinus crud.
Yeah, my arms and shoulders are stiff. But since I don't have a regular exercise routine, it's got to be good for me ;)
Thanks for the kind words about the mittens. It's a pattern I'm working up.

Grace Yaskovic said...

I've been trying to recuperate from the pneumonia bout and knitting knitting knitting, sorry to hear you have so much ice and I love the mittens

Kitty Mommy said...

I enjoyed meeting you on Saturday! Those mittens are just gorgeous, by the way!

Jen (Isaak's mama)