Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Same old, same old

I'm still here...just still not doing anything.  So I decided instead of posting what I'm not doing every day, I'll just wait until I do something to post.  I decided to post anyway.

I did run errands today.  Got Zach out of the house for a bit and made a library run.  Nothing was due, but I was done with the books and I hate to keep them out when someone else could be reading them.  Picked up some milk and a sympathy card for one of Tom's guys on his shift who lost a loved one. I have to tackle the kitchen because I got behind the past couple of days and the kitchen is a disaster.  Actually, I just need to load the dishwasher and I'm up to speed.

I bought a new rug for the living room.  The old one was so threadbare that the threads were being sucked up the vacuum and stopping it every time I tried to vacuum.  I just laid the new one on top of the old one because I had no place to put it for one, and two, it gives me more cushion with two layers.  But...the new one is more square than the old one so there are bits peeping out from under.  Not enough to make me care though.  I'm just thrilled to have a carpet that I can vacuum.  It's a light blue so it's easier to move around at night, too.  Dark green carpet hid all the obstacles that I tripped over every night.

It was one of those cheap rugs at StuffMart so I didn't spend a lot.

Still working mostly on Zach's sweater so I'll have it done before his birthday.  I found a pattern for a stuffed toy that he loves and wants for his birthday.  Not sure if I can finish it in time but I'll give it a go.  It's Bowser, from all the Mario games.  I have some of the colors already and can pick up the rest next time I go to the store.  I've already got the fiberfill, too, so it won't be a huge expense.

I also need to order the wool for socks, too.   And soon, before I need them and don't have them done.  Zach wants a couple of pair, too.  I'm thinking of ordering some sock yarn so I can make my dad some socks, too.  I had made him a pair a couple of winters ago but my sister talked me into them for her fiancee (now husband).  I'd like to get them done this winter...preferably before Christmas.  My mom has several pairs so it's time I knitted my dad some.

Well, time to finish up the laundry I started yesterday and get the kitchen done.



Carol said...

I'm playing with the idea of knitting some socks, but haven't decided to give it a go yet. Maybe.

Kathy said...

I love knitting socks but the yarn is a bit expensive for me so I don't do it often. I did knit a pair of thick socks, which I wear all winter long, last year, but I used remnants of sock yarn so some of the socks don't match at all. Which is the way I like it. I have one sock that is black with white stars and a white moon on the heel flap and the second sock is red, white and black striped. It's my favorite pair!

knittingdragonflies said...

There is nothing like a new rug and hand knitted socks!