Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday the 13th!

I am not superstitious. My Grandpa Porgy, on the other hand, is extremely superstitious. His beliefs go beyond the normal ones like not letting a black cat cross your path, not walking under a ladder, etc. He was a fisherman for many years and they have their own set of superstitions. For example: never leave the hatch of a boat upside down, only get on a boat with your right foot first, if you encounter a red-head on your way to the pier then don't set sail, etc., etc. Anyway, he is at home today and I doubt flood or fire could persuade him to leave. It's a good thing Friday the 13th doesn't happen that often.

I started the Fair Isle part of the body of my Philosopher's wool sweater for the knit along. And yes, the instructions do say to start with a sleeve first to avoid discouragement, but I hate knitting sleeves. I'm also sewing together the other cardigan.

The pattern isn't difficult, but I have a long way to go before mastering that two-handed method. It may be that one and 1/2 hands will all I ever achieve. Surprisingly, the addi-turbo knitting needles aren't making my hands ache. Part of this may be due to the movement involved with using two colors. One's hands need to be repositioned often so there isn't as much repetition or clenching.

After this project it will definately be time to do something in oranges, reds or some "warm" colorway!

This morning Brian cleaned out the overflow drain on our bathroom sink. Inside it he found 22 bobby pins, 1 safety pin and a Betty Spaghetti leg. In addition to these treasures, A3 likes to squeeze our toothpaste down the little hole. The sink drains better now. It was a gross job and I'm thankful that he did it.


Blogger Baa Bonny Belle said...

Hubby's are good for drain cleaning...Kevin say's "rats" find homes in our shower drains. DD#1 and I have hair that is constantly falling out.

Have a nice 3 day weekend.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Jeff - WeinerToons said...

HA! I'm still cracking up that you numbered the girls! It's nice that Brian's willing to do the dirty jobs...I probably would have called a plumber! But that's only because I can be lazy when it's a dirty job...


6:14 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Thank you for stopping by!! We raise beef cattle, milk cows, horse's, and your beloved chickens!!! LOL Are you kids really numbered and not named? That is too funny. I wish I had an easy time getting pg, we have had tons of trouble. But makes me more thankful for the boys I have. Talk to you later!!! HEidi

6:31 AM  
Blogger Mama -E said...

I think the Betty Spaghetti leg is priceless.

5:39 AM  

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