Sunday, February 26, 2012

knitting of a different sort and catching up

Hi all.  Yeah!  Still breathing!  Just not doing much besides work, sleep, repeat.

I did finish a project that I'd started a long time ago - it needed about 2-3 more inches of rings and the clasp.

This is a Byzantine design chain, with 4.5mm sterling silver and red-clad copper rings. Yes, that is a quarter. Finished length without the clasp was 22 inches long.  I had a wild idea that I'd like to learn how to make the European 4-in-1 sheet, and realized I'd not finished this one.  I think there's a pair of earrings in the box that needs to be put together too, and then I can play around with the 4-in-1!  Trying to stop the start-it-now-itus before it, well, starts.

I knit my fingers off for Christmas, and have been carrying a 2 color brioche stitch scarf to and from work for over a month.  How many rows have I knit? About 20. Just not motivated.  Lisa showed me a poncho that someone was wearing that she liked, so I've been looking for a pattern for a turtleneck poncho/cape.  I may have a pattern in mind, but I'll have to see how the ribbing works out.

I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and it has been the reason for my lack of good sleep for the last 2 months.  I have only read a few things, but I have been collecting a lot of cookbooks and trashy romance novels/novelettes from Amazon's freebies.  The problem is that I'll get involved with a game or scrolling through a bunch of recipes and *poof*  it's 4 AM.

I finally learned how to make pot roast.  yes, I'm going to be 44, but hey, I don't cook for anyone but me, and pot roast is usually a family dinner.  I've made two so far, both in the slow-cooker, and have been tweaking the recipe as I go along.  Most of the recipes for slow-cooker pot roast call for cream of mushroom soup, but I'm not using it.  I've also decided I need to make my own onion soup mix, cuz the first one was waaaay too onion-y.  Wish me luck!

I did find a cardi I'd like to make for myself:

It's from the Bond-America people, and why yes, I do have a knitting machine (of course!)...what do you think of the cardi?



Time for sleep - the dog is snoring away and the infomercials have started on the TV.