January 30, 2004


Well, I survived my foray into the outside world, though I discovered that the gym is way too crowded at 2:30 in the afternoon; I need to go back to going in the morning, when I can actually get onto the machines and it’s enjoyable to be there, not stressful. And then, of course, as I knew would happen, no one came to my office hour. But I did manage to get a few errands done, so it wasn’t a waste of time.

In the evening we went on our weekly shopping trip up to our local Loblaws. We don’t have a car, so we use a granny cart and walk the groceries home; it usually takes 15 or 20 minutes to get back with a fully loaded cart. But, of course, it’s particularly snowy right now; and Toronto doesn’t clear the sidewalks, it’s up to each property-owner to do so. So it was something of a nightmare, trying to haul the cart over snow drifts and slush; and then, to top it off, the cart broke, and the groceries were spilling out over the last block or so. Not fun. We need a new cart, I guess; and maybe we should bring a shovel along…

I didn’t get a lot of time to knit yesterday, in the end. I started the second sleeve of the coat, but it (fortunately!) looks just like the beginning of the first, so I won’t put up a picture. And the Lett-Lopi is similarly unphotogenic, though I did finish a few more centimetres. I’m hoping to finish the coat sleeve tonight and start the finishing process.

The “waiting” of the title refers to the fact that I’m anxiously awaiting a yarn shipment from Elann. I’ve signed up for the Rogue-along, though I want to finish at least one of my current projects before I start it (I don’t like having more than two projects going at once, it feels too disorganised). However, I’ve ordered some Peruvian Highland Wool from Elann for it, and I really want to find out whether I can get gauge with it; I’ve been hearing from the other Rogue-alongers that some people haven’t been able to. And I knit tightly at the best of times. So I’m impatient to find out if this wool will work, or whether I have to look for something else. Plus, it’s just fun to get new yarn!

Have a great Friday!

Posted by Aven at January 30, 2004 10:29 AM

Wow. You really do update every day.

I’m so ashamed.

Posted by: Madhava at January 30, 2004 11:19 AM

Here’s hoping for a yarn shipment for you! (I’m waiting for my own, too……) :)

Posted by: Rachael at January 30, 2004 11:27 AM