February 14th, 2006

SW: Looking for love in Alderaan Places

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Ok, so I am working on the heel. Instructions say "Pick up 68 stitches evenly"......but it doesn't mention the 24 stitches on holders from filling in the spots in between the 4 diamonds. Hmmm.

I actually picked up 71 stitches - so I decreased 3 on the first round. It looks good - we'll see as I get further into it. I need to knit 10 rounds before beginning the decreases (I'm on round 2 at the moment)....I *think* I have the stitches separated properly on my 4 DPNs (instructions call for using *2* DPNs........errrrr, right.)

OH!! A shoutout for a friend of mine that makes *gorgeous* and *wonderful* and *awesome* lampwork beads: Chilhowee Manor Art Glass . Go. Click. Buy beads - they are WONDERFUL. She sent me a box of rejects for my fish tanks (OK, my *kids* fish tanks. I just clean 'em.) - I can't see why they were rejected. They are *beautiful*. Some of them....OK, some of them WON'T make it to the tanks...I need them for...something. *g*

Still waiting on the pool installers to actually *show*up*. Glad I didn't tell the kids that we'd have a pool by tonight.....
Calvin: Happy Dance

I am with Pool...

and Holy *CRAP* is it huge! I mean, I knew 24' was big...but wowza! There is *just* enough room to pull a truck in between the pool and the backyard fence - with maybe 2' to spare. Forget about trying to haul a trailer thru!

We need to pray for rain - I can't fill it up right now due to the drought. I have the hose on low because the lady I bought it from told me to put in at least 1 foot of water...we are at *maybe* 4" now. The hose has been running for...oh, 2 hours or so on full (and we had 2 hoses going at the same time!)and will let it run (on low) all night. Can't wait for warmer weather (for real, instead of 70* days and 30* nights) so we can swim!

My sock has a heel. I am back to mitering squares on the leg - hopefully I can do the ribbing by Saturday, and start on the toe Sunday. We'll see.

Speaking of the heel - why is it that I can kitchener the toes of the socks off of the CSM (with 54 live stitches to graft), but can't kitchener worth a shit off of DPNs - OR off needle, after steaming them into submission? (And we're only talking 12 stitches on the heel, and 24 on toes!) Is it mental?

Ah, well....supper's over and I need to get back to mitering squares!