I don't know how the rest of you handle laundry, but this is how I do it. Once a week I dump it all into a pile and then sort through the clothes until I have actual loads. I was able to get four loads done before heading into town today for book club, but I woke up quite early thinking about yarn bombs and couldn't go back to sleep.
We had a most interesting discussion on Salmon Rushdie's book Midnight's Children. It received the Booker of Booker Awards. It was a difficult read for all of us. We agreed that we won't rush out to read this author again and also, we will never forget this book. India is a living toothache, so harsh.
Meanwhile, I'm terribly worried about moths. I've seen a couple of late so checked the moth traps from last year and see that they've been successful. I bought $30 worth of moth traps while in town and have set half of them. I'm deciding where to place the other half. These work wonders.
I have finished my bolero and actually the compo-
nents were done quite a while ago. The instructions were to knit the bands separately and then sew them on. I couldn't get them on to where they wouldn't roll up. After the 4th try, I tore them out, picked up 240 stitches and just knitted the bands in garter stitch. Getting the collar onto these bands was interesting, but it's done.
I know it looks like a scalped sweater but it's all the yarn I had and I love it. Oddly it's my favorite - perfect for sitting by the woodstove on a cold night. It warms my arms and neck. My mother had a name for a sweater like this - she called it a shruggie. It does take some shruggng to get it on.
So a yarn bomb is my current interest. I awoke this morning with a fresh idea but after I had knitted a couple of inches, I realized that my fresh ideas were for intarsia, and I was knitting in the round. I figure this is my first yarn bomb so what is, is what it is. I've never done a steek and this will be my first.
And Charlie puts his stamp on my yarn bomb. I'm a little nervous about placing it but my friend Allison says you stop worring about the yarn bomb police after the first couple.
This tree that I saw in Bend last summer in my inspiration. I'm pretty sure it was a collaboration, but I can start with me.
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