Jul 21, 2008

A Weirdly Quiet Weekend

Thank you to everyone for your healing thoughts. I wish I could say that all is well now but, unfortunately it isn't and my husband flew to NY late on Saturday to be with his father. Right now we're just praying for a miracle and giving thanks for the fact that my girls are away at camp unaware of the current drama. At a time like this, ignorance is bliss and that's the way we intend to keep it.

DSC_0324With my girls at camp and Bruce in NY it was weirdly quiet at home this weekend. A friend said that she was jealous and that I should enjoy the quiet but it wasn't a comfortable thing. The house felt empty, as if something was missing.

I knocked around the house doing little odds and ends but mostly I chilled out and knit. I also worked on my big crochet project. I finally received the ribbon labels and they're perfect - silver writing on a blue ribbon. I sent them and 13 finished kippot to my mom in NY and got back to work. The tally is now 16 which means that I've finished 20% of the kipppot.

A funny thing happened on Saturday. I brought my car in for work and there was a glitch that caused it to take way longer than expected so the dealership gave me a car and, with nothing else to do, I went to With Yarn in Front, the new LYS that wasn't too far away. Once there I sat and worked on more of the kippot and one of the owners recognized what I was working on. She said that someone came in asking about making kippot recently so they googled it and my blog came up. I thought that was pretty funny.

DSC_0347With so much time on my hands I worked on socks and I started something new. What do you think of this? I can't say too much about what it is but I can discuss the yarn. It's Katia Mississippi 3 which I've used many times before with success. It's a cotton/acrylic blend which washes well and wears well too. The colors are a concern though. I let my girls choose them and now I'm wondering if that was wise. In the store I thought that it was a strawberry red, grass green, and a lighter celery green. Now that last shade looks nearly fluorescent to me certainly not green. At turns it scares me and then I look at it again after a few more rows and I think it's not bad. At this point I'm quite a bit beyond what you see in this picture and I'm no longer certain that I trust my eyes.


Kathy said...

I know what you mean about that strangely quiet house. Sending good thoughts for your father-in-law.

L's thoughts said...

I like the colors. I also had a very quiet house this weekend. Best wishes for your father-in-law.

Margene said...

The new knitting looks like a top down cardigan collar. It's very pretty, truly.
Sending positive thoughts to you and your family.

Carole Knits said...

It looks like watermelon - was that the intention? Thinking good thoughts for Bruce.

Krista said...

I'm intrigued by that project. Love the colors!