31 January 2008


*All But Divorced

Yes, the lawyers have done their thing, the ex-to-be showed up at court, and the judge didn't object to anything, so now I just have to wait four months for the divorce to be final. Apparently the four-month waiting period is some sort of 19th century sop to all those opposed to divorce. In case we change our minds or something. Not going to happen here, though I suppose it could in some other cases.

Enough of that.

I have been knitting, though not as focusedly as I might like. I'm about halfway through a Kaleidoscope cardigan with some Blue Moonstone Heavyweight sock yarn from the lovely ladies at The Fold/Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I have to find some suitable waste yarn to provisionally cast on for the sleeves before I can move ahead, and I don't seem to have anything in the stash that will work. That's what happens when you have such a woolly stash, I guess. I'll have to get my hands on some sort of cotton.

To keep the hands busy, I cast on for another of Kat Coyle's Berets from Greetings from Knit Cafe in the called-for Alpaca Silk in a lovely, deep pumpkin color for my grandmother. The color is very her, and it should be a quick, portable knit, as Isobel has a pediatrician appointment tomorrow, and we all know how long one can wait at the doctor's office. Thank goodness her stomach bug has passed. Tuesday night was not fun.

Anyway, I also have to cast on for my brother's Christmas present pullover next. He said he'll wait until next winter, but it should go pretty quickly once I do my EZ math, as it's in Malabrigo worsted. And I'd like him to be able to wear it this winter. As we all know winter goes on for quite some time into the year if you live in the Northern half of the country.

I have started the job search and have even found a couple of things to apply for but for some reason I'm moving as slowly as ... molasses in January. Hopefully February will give me some momentum.

Oh, and I have to say I wear my Slouchy Cardi at least twice a week. Love it. Nick says he'll take pictures any time, so I just have to submit to posing.

1 comment:

what do you think?