Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Room By Room

We are now going room by room, gathering things like pillows, quilts, blankets, etc. and stuffing them in lawn leaf bags. We expect to actually move furniture and stuff like that in about 3 weeks, so it's time to get down to the nitty gritty. We will take over another load or 2 tonight after dinner, so I have to fill those bags so there is something to take.

I must say this has all been very therapeutic. In an effort to finishs some UFOs I found 2 stashes of left over sock yarn - actually, there are 3, and most of the 2 were still in skeins that one could knit from. A couple of days ago I started making balls out of each skein so I can make a rug out of it on the Circular Sock Machine. There is a pattern out there for making miles and miles of I-cord, which you then weave into rug canvas. I saw an example of one and it was gorgeous, so I have begun making I-cord. The CSM, however, can't knit from skeins; the yarn either has to be in balls or on cones, so the left over yarn is all being wound into balls, and when I have time - yeah - like that's going to happen - I can make I-cord with it.

The other point of interest today is that it is my birthday. Yup - the big old 68. Scary how old that sounds. Isn't it interesting that there is always a small part of you somewhere inside that feels about 5. I have an aunt who, in her 90s, resisted moving to a senior facility because she didn't want to "live with all those old people." I'm afraid I feel the same way. In fact, I never felt old at all until my father said to me one day, "Well - you're no spring chicken you know!"  All of a sudden I felt about 125, and that conversation must have taken place 10-15 years ago. Today - I want to feel like a spring chicken, it's my birthday, and I can feel the way I want to.

1 comment:

  1. A belated happy birthday! I know exactly how you feel, almost the same age, but inside I'm only 30! Hope your move is going along steadily and not too many bumps. I'm wondering where you got a row counter for your CSM. I'm still a novice, but decided this is the next thing I need!