Tuesday, February 11, 2003  

Ocean Progress

Yesterday during the "tour downtime," I made it to the armhole decreases on Ocean's back. I think I have about 3.5" left to knit on the back- hopefully I'll be able to get that done during my workout later today. I think this weekend I will go shopping (just what I need!) for a bag/box for my soon-to-be-started sock.... I realized that there is no way the toothpick dpns will survive being stuffed in various bags unless they are at least somewhat protected. I'm hoping I can find a makeup bag or something similar that will hold both the needles and the yarn. It needs to be a little stiff to prevent widespread needle snapping... I think I'll head to Ross and see what they have.

I continue to get at least 1 row of Menagerie done daily- I must say, using wooden spring clothespins for bobbins works really well. Not only does it definitely cut down on the tangles, but the clothespins were very inexpensive, and do a great job of "grabbing" the yarn so as not to unravel.

Tonight I need to pick up more (!!) kool-aid- I thought I had plenty, but the yarn for Ocean is very thirsty. I am very pleased with my dyeing abilities so far, though- there hasn't been a noticible difference between skeins so far. I wonder how much kool-aid I'll end up using? Luckily the grocery store that carries it is right across the street from aerobics, so I have 3 chances a week to pick some up if I need more! I dyed quite a lot of yarn this weekend- really the max I could do at one time since my drying rack is only so big. I'll probably do another batch tomorrow (if I remember to pick up more kool-aid).

The Latin phrase for today:
candor dat viribus alas
"sincerity gives wings to strength"


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