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let's see, last night I got home a bit early, tossed food at the kidlets, then sat down at the CSM to see what I could do.

In about 45 minutes, I finished sock #1 (remember, I had done the heel decreases, but not the increase etc.), and did sock #2 to the toe (I didn't feel like messing with more decreases and increases at that point.)

I think I'm almost back in the groove! Sock #1 has quite a few...mistakes. No biggie - I'll wear 'em anyway, and it was a re-learning experience. Sock #2 - so far - is completly ERROR-FREE. Yee-Hah!

I've scrounged up some remnants from my socks, and will be cranking out some "make-do" tube socks for the kids. They're not wild about the color selection - these are fun yarns, but not BRIGHT, or radioactive. They'll get over it...

I also knocked out a dishtowel and got about 1/4 done with the next one. Note to Self: DO NOT buy mill-end yarns for warp. I am having breakage problems along both selvedges...and when I replace the threads with the new, direct from Webs' retail store yarn, the breaks stop. Grrrrrrrr. (I got the warp yarn from the "local" weaving store...it's definately a mill-end, and it ain't worth what I paid for it. :sigh: Live and learn, I guess.)

I've got another sock on the needles for daytime busy-work. It's handspun from some roving I got from The Woolery about - oh, call it 4 years ago. I *think* the roving is from Bonkers; I remember it's a sock blend, and it's all micro-fiber (no real stuff here, no siree!). The roving was predominatly RED; the yarn...is mostly heathery-purple-ish. Very interesting stuff...we'll see what the socks look like.

Himself is doing well in school - this week. Hopefully, that'll continue. Herself is probably on the Honor Roll..her grades have been *terrific*. (J - make her yarn really nice and bright, 'k? She deserves it! *g*)

Think that's it for the moment - we're pretty well battened down for the bad weather. Houston is...4 hours away (the way *I* drive), so the Hurricane isn't an issue..it's the tornados that will spin off of it that are the concern. Most of my neighbors are in mobile homes...yikes.

OH! I downloaded PhotoPlus, and now have new iconage! Whee! Now...to go scrounge up more pictures to transform!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
The possessed iPod says:: The Corsairs: King of the Cannibal Islands
spin a yarn
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
I will go hunting for radioactive sock yarn this weekend.
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Not a problem!

According to the Dallas-ites around here, Dallas won't be here by Sunday. The hurricane will eat us. :sigh:

Tornados are bad, yes...but. You don't need to stockpile water and TP for a fricking tornado. Your house either survives, or it's gone.

Yet, I ran into the grocery store across from the office, and the lines were out the door. No water on the shelves; TP and Paper Towels were being carted off by the busload....crazy. And let's not mention the slightly contained Panic floating around....good grief, we're almost 300 miles from the coastline! We need rain - all the lakes and rivers are *way* down right now. Where's the clue fairy when you need him?

I have a bunch of partial balls of Regia I can crank up for right now - while I'm waiting for the hurricane to eat me. (/snark) The kids can live with it....*I* like the colorways. *g*
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
Round here it's always bread and milk before a Nor'easter.

Some people are just asking to be kissed by the Cricket Bat of Loving Kindness or the 9 Iron of Enlightenment.
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
you... you... you mean we're *NOT* gonna die??? What? unthinkable!!

sing/ "it's the end of the world as we know it... yes, it's the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine... yes I feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine..." /sing

yes, that was sarcasm... ;)
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Date:September 23rd, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
:snerk: Not unless a tornado decides your/my house looks tasty. And there's nothing we can do to prepare for *that*.
(spin a yarn)
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