Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Strange night

I will indeed be posting knitting-related news in a few moments, but I just wanted to take this opportunity to document the strange, looooooong night that was last night. First off, I had a variety of bizarre dreams: I dreamed that Wentworth Miller (where did he come from? I don't even watch Prison Break) was flirting with me, and that I was ticked off I couldn't reciprocate due to my, you know, being married; I dreamed Phil and I were renewing our vows (doesn't everyone after four years of marriage?) because my grandmother hadn't been able to attend the original ceremony (both our surviving grandmothers were there at the real deal), but I was caught in the rain on my way there and had to wear a silk cami with my wedding skirt because the gray blouse I had originally picked out was soaked (Huh???); and lastly, I dreamed that my Mom put my daughter on a train going in the wrong direction, by herself, and I was running through wagon after wagon, trying to find her.

I also have this recurring sinus condition that's been acting up lately. Basically I'm stuffed up in the early morning and in the evenings, but when I'm in bed, my sinuses are very sensitive to my breathing patterns. So when my son woke up at 2:30 this morning, all bets were off. My nose was hermetically sealed the remainder of the night, making it nearly impossible for either Phil or I to get back to sleep (because of my failed attempts at quiet sniffling). I was forced to breathe through my mouth the rest of the night, and woke up this morning with my tongue feeling (and tasting) as though I had licked clean a litter box. Of course, my sinuses cleared within about 35 seconds of my getting up.

OK! On with knitting goodness! For those of you who read yesterday's post, I finished Mystery Stole! I actually finished it a couple of days ago, but was waiting for an Emilie-free window to break out my new lace blocking wires and pin it out. As a blocking surface, I used a set of interlocking foam mats that we had bought for Emilie, covered with a towel. This being my first lace, I was really impressed with how the details of the pattern come out during the blocking process. I was worried about the asymmetrical design, but it really isn't as strange looking when it's worn as when it's lying flat.

I've also completed one of my Solstice Slip socks. The pattern is really easy to memorize, and it knits up very quickly. It's a bit looser than I usually make my socks, so I think they'll make great slippers/house socks this winter.


Anonymous said...

Excellent - so glad you clarified the asymmetry - I was a little disturbed to think that I might have somehow misunderstood what a 'stole' was - as it turns out - I hadn't, and it does look great worn. Brava.

Alrischa said...

I looked this up to see how your first lace went... wow! Maybe I can do lace after all.

(I'll just put some lace in the queue)

Great idea about foam blocks! I'm going to do that with my pinwheel sweater. Usually I use the ironing board (may as well use it for something) but the P.S. is too big. Byron's alphabet squares will be perfect. If I can find a place out of his way, that is.

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