Friday, February 27, 2009

Vacation

I don't have a lot of on-topic news to post, though I promise a book review is forthcoming. I've been on vacation this week (and before you ask, no it is not a "staycation" as I refuse to acknowledge that as a word.) My knitting has mostly involved a lot of ripping out and reknitting, as well as a couple of days of standing in Windsor Button staring despondently at my calculator, as I try to understand why dk weight yarns - especially those containing alpaca - are so damn expensive.

But, I have finished and blocked the back of my Marseilles pullover, and started on the front.


After the aforementioned futile quests for dk weight alpaca yarn, I placated myself with some Madelinetosh and started what is sure to be the cutest sock in the world.


I love both the purpley berry yarn and the Leyburn Sock pattern. They were made for each other.

This week I've been eating very healthy meals, such as the Layered Salad from Mark Bittman's Food Matters. (Have I mentioned that I am a little bit in love with Mark Bittman?)


I've also spent way too much time managing interspecies relations.


Poor Clarence. He has never quite understood why we brought home this strange long-eared eggplant-shaped animal. Nor have I, come to think of it.

I have even managed to do a bit of socializing with actual human beings, though I haven't found the time to watch Pride & Prejudice, which was originally the most important part of my vacation plan. It has turned out pretty nice and relaxing for the most part though. I could very happily never go back to work.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those blocking boards look AWESOME! Are those measuring lines along the side? AMAZING!

You are so lucky!

Greeley said...

I read an even more annoying fake word in the Globe:
"mompreuner" Stop the madness!

3goodrats said...

Oh no. There are enough words already - and plenty that we hardly ever use. No need to make up more!