It sure felt good to rip that page off the calendar this morning. I'm ready for some March. I was getting pretty tired of February. Today we have sunny warm weather, which goes very well with March.
I'm feeling a little punchy today. I've got a bit of a headache, and the stuffy nose, but that did not keep me from starting a new sock, or from going to the grocery store. Which one do ya wanna hear about first? Sock, right? Me too.
This is Kew, which was published in www.knitty.com in the Fall 2006 issue (its an online knitting mag, you can go get the pattern if you want to). Its a lacy leaf design. I am enjoying it - I just knitted a couple hours this morning and I'm already to row 12 in the pattern.
It kinda looks like feather and fan but its not, it will be LEAVES. I have a feather-and-fan sock pattern I want to try someday. This is some soft, yummy yarn too. Its called Forest Edge and I got it from www.bbknits.com sometime last year - its from the same dyer that I got The Great Pumpkin yarn from, which I used in the 2 pairs of orange lace Pulsations socks I made for me and for Tara. Very nice yarn!
And here's a daylight picture of me wearing the Eleanor socks I just finished last night:
I spent $128 at the grocery store today. It was about time I bought some food. We've been eating mac 'n cheese with alarming frequency around here. Hey, its 50 cents a box at Wal-Mart. That's a bargain! Its very good with picante sauce stirred into it, by the way.
I didn't really get any great bargains, except pork chops (bone-in) for $1.19 per pound. There were 11 chops in the pack, so I got 3 meals worth for less than $5. I'm fixing 3 pork chops tonight, fried in the skillet, with some mashed potatoes and real gravy. I baked a cake today - don't get excited, it was a mix - and we'll have that for supper too. Joe's going to be pretty excited to be eating some real food.
Some of the other things we'll be eating this week: I bought a ham steak, which I'm going to serve with gnocchi and alfredo sauce and green peas. I got 3 packages of ground round, one of which will become burritos. The other two will go in some skillet casserole dishes. I also got some polish sausage and a jambalaya mix. I have those two packs of pork chops, plus I bought some boneless chicken breasts (got 2 meals worth out of that package too) which I can grill or bake and serve with rice, potatoes, or pasta. And veggies and salad - I got that healthy stuff too, and yogurt and lunch stuff. There are still a couple things on my list - Joe likes a certain brand of bread and they were out of it, so he will have to go to the other supermarket. I also need contact solution which is tons cheaper at Wal-Mart. But I'm done getting out and running around today. I need to do a load of laundry but that might wait till this evening.
Joe's got a new dive class going on right now, so he's been at the pool nearly every day this week. He tries to accommodate anyone that can't make it to the first couple of classes - one is classroom and book stuff, and the other is the swimming test and the snorkeling class. He works around everyone's schedule to get those done. When its time for the regular skills classes, he tries to get them all there together since it takes several hours. He was at the pool all afternoon yesterday and is there again today. I think there will be another "all-weekend-long" class next weekend, then they'll be ready to go to their open water certification weekend. He takes them to a warm spring near a place called Balmorhea down in west Texas, about a 5 hour drive from here. They will spend all weekend and do 5 dives before they're finished with the class.
OK then, you're all caught up on my exciting weekend. More tomorrow!