Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Another good day. The private-care woman was wonderful at finding things that needed doing (there are lots) and doing them, instead of constantly having to be set the next task. Cathy and I went out to lunch – l'Escargot Bleu, Broughton St., highly recommended. She is now back in Sydenham, much missed.

I finished the fourth Dunfallandy square, still without mishap, and have moved back to the sleeveless vest. The underarm is now perhaps five rounds away, and should be reached today. Soon I will have to try to estimate with accuracy how much more yarn to order.

I bought this stuff (madtosh DK “Whiskey Barrel”) in the first place for the Sous Sous, and I'm sure I bought too much. My husband liked it, so the vest is being knit of it, too. I'm half way through the Sous Sous, I think, and the yarn I've got at the moment will carry me well past the half-way point of the vest. That's not the issue. How many skeins did I order in the first place? How many have I used? It would be nice to have it come out more or less right, this time.

Non-knit

You may remember that I paced out my six-month sentence to rat poison and no cider, into four Lents and eight days. (There's no guarantee that the sentence won't be increased to life, but six months is what it says in the little book they gave me.) Well, today is the last day of the second Lent. Weight loss is about 10 pounds all over. Most of the second Lent was spent on one of those plateaus familiar to all dieters, with a nice little drop at the end.


I'd better move on with the day.

15 comments:

  1. Re midweight sweater - Swaledale Woollens have a Brownsey Rib sweater which comes in both crew and v neck. Made from English and Welsh wool processed/spun in Scotland and hand framed.

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  2. For the sweater have you looked at lands end. They have good mix of classic although it may be a mix of wool cotton. Which would still be warm. Also brooks brothers.

    So glad to hear the private care woman is proving to be resourceful and sounds like what we call a self starter.

    Continued good wishes for the rest of this first week. Once these first seven days pass then the household can develop a routine and rhythm.

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  3. Heavy V-neck sweater - my husband really liked the traditional ones stocked by Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy in County Wicklow. Alas, now we are 6000 miles away. We left Dublin for Seattle 5 years ago.

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  4. Sounds like the private care person is good find. You can go out to lunch! I wish I kept better track of things like how many skeins I started with and how many I used. I fail at this frequently and resort to weighing.

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  5. I'm pleased things are going well with the care providers. It sounds as if you are going to have more time for yourself than previously thought. I hope things continue to get better.

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  6. Hope all is ok and that silence means y'all are settling in and finding a good routine. Sending good wishes!

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  7. I hope things are alright. When you don't blog and don't warn us ahead of time, it's worrying!

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  8. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I certainly understand how overwhelming a homecoming like this can be. At the same time, I hope to see that all is well in your part of the world. Hugs, Dianne

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  9. Syd T.4:40 PM

    I know life has changed. And that takes more attention. We care deeply and are just a wee concerned. Pray all is going well.

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  10. MaureenTakoma5:32 PM

    Thinking of you and your family.

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  11. if you want to email one of us when you cant post, we would be glad to post here and to the ravelry group... that may make it easier to update us without the bother of composing a whole post when its just to say.. cant post today! ;o

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  12. Anonymous8:26 PM

    Jean, sending prayers and wishes that all is well.
    Carol, San Diego, CA

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  13. Also anxious on your and your husband's behalf. Joining my prayers to the many others of your followers.

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  14. Hoping all is well, sending good wishes and prayers from Germany.

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