My teenage offspring cut seriously into my knitting time tonight. I walked into the kitchen and was stunned.
Half jokingly, the DH and I made this deal when we got married – or he accomodated me – but I normally do not do either kitchens or bathrooms. I hate dusting and vacuuming as well and always avoid them whenever possible, but that was not part of the original deal. I don’t eat much at home – glass of juice in the morning on the way out the door – then cook my noodles at work. So I spend little time in the kitchen and hardly notice it at all.
Tonight there was no choice when I realized that all three of teens had escaped (Monday and Tuesday) without cleaning up after themselves. And no, I am not grateful that they can cook. Any person in my house who is tall enough to reach the fridge and doesn’t, well I am not really excited if they stay hungry. Especially since the teens had a lot more hours off than I.
They left me a sink full of dishes, two frying pans and the cookie sheets. The cookie container was empty. Sheesh, at least they could have left me a bribe. I can’t blame the DH, he left early Monday, well ahead of the messy crew. It is amazing how fast you can clean up while waiting for the microwave to go off.
I had plans for this coming weekend, a Space-A trip. The KC-3 crew decided that they did not want passengers on their turnaround to New Hampshire. Depriving me of a weekend visiting friends in Portsmouth and yarn shopping, it has given me the gift of 2 days at home free to knit and drive the kids bonkers with chores.
I am making progress on the shadow lengthwise socks. Not as much as planned, very little knitting time today (see above, plus work, plus dog). Following directions, I am now at the point where I need to do the long graft for the back. I am going to do that tomorrow afternoon, even though I had really wanted to finish this sock tonight. Daylight seems like the best idea. The detail shot is of the back leg gusset. It was really fiddly – with a lot of short pieces of yarn.
Instead, I decided on Lemon Grass (STR) for the May Day Socks. It seemed to be reserved in the skein, but brightened up considerably in the hank. A few minutes with the ball winder and I was ready to go. Trying my new 2,75mm (US 2) Sox Stix. They feel nice and are a great length, but the points are really blunt. Don’t you just love the difference between outdoor photos with natural light and what one gets indoors, without a flash but with a halogen spotlight.
Since I am off to Butzbach in the morning, the dog and I are headed to bed.