I was going to write this tomorrow, on MONDAY, but here I am on Sunday night clickity clacking away on my keyboard. Its been a weird week that has put me in a weird headspace. Last week was a “short week” here, complete with internet connectivity issues (that resulted in a ISP tech visit and a new modem/router), a sick kiddo (who was mad the internet was out), my birthday (the 42nd), a one year memorial workout for a friend who passed last January, and today THE OTHER KID is sick.
Did you know there is a children’s OTC pain/fever reducer shortage going on in the states? Yeah. That’s been fun for the last month or so since I noticed we were running low on kid’s formula Tylenol. I’ve been checking every time I go to the grocery store or Target and the shelves have been EMPTY completely. Today I lucked out at CVS, because we were ABSOLUTELY out of kid’s liquid and chewables and my daughter was struggling to swallow half a regular Tylenol. Hopefully tomorrow she is fever free and less miserable and can go to school Tuesday.
I’m plugging away at the knitted border of my shallow shawl. I turned the midpoint today with some clever short-row lace. I’m patting myself on the back. Only 28.5 more repeats to go. Or 570 more rows (or 15-20 stitches). I’m loving the contrast of the natural rustic off-white yarn against the smooth day-glo of the body.
I also started the second leg of a scarf I’m calling “Turnt” because of the dogleg kink in the middle. It will also have a knitted border, but this one is in DK and moving at a considerably greater speed. I don’t have any pictures of this.
The Post Office. I still haven’t gone. I decided I would much rather SEE my friend and hand off the warm woolies in person. I made plans to have lunch with her on Thursday. See better. The giant blanket is still dying to be mailed, but I need an address. That I haven’t asked for yet. Two steps forward, one step back.
I messed about with my Cricut and the infusible ink and branded blanks today. I got them all on super clearance mark-down after Christmas. Firstly, Polyester isn’t my favorite fabric. And the shirts are all polyester because the inks react with it best. I don’t really like the cut of the shirt. The hips are a bit snug, but I made it to sleep in because the style is not my jam. But grey on grey raglan is tolerable. I can’t wear white- I attract too many stains. I used my home iron to transfer the ink, which works, but not the BEST. One section of the cup didn’t get quite enough heat and pressure and left me with a weird blotch. AND I was a little bit off in my material placement on the mat, leading to a C and P being partially cut off. But to sleep in, its fine. My remaining sheets will likely be made into small projects, my 8″x8″ trial was too big for my home iron as opposed to the official Heat Press. I am NOT running out and buying one. Nope. I’m low on craft storage space! Without further ado, here is my new PJ top. I’m wearing it to bed in a few minutes.