Lazy Saturday

I kind of just woke up from a two hour nap. Eric and I went out for Mexican food for lunch, then wandered around one of those season-only Halloween shops. But I am getting ahead of myself here. So let’s take it from the beginning.

This morning was unusual in that Eric woke up at the same time as me. I made my Saturday call to mom, and while speaking with her, I drank a huge cup of coffee. Delicious. Eric made us eggs and toast for breakfast, and we eschewed the television for pleasantries.

Weekends are definitely Eric’s project time, so he went about getting some terrain building, and I decided to tackle knitting again.

~Flashback!~

This weekend was “Friends and Family” weekend at Michaels. I got a sweet 40% off you entire purchase coupon for my part-time drudgery there, and I was determined to use it. Eric and I thus found ourselves wandering the store at 8pm last night. He picked out some painting supplies, and I treated myself to a new sketchbook and a “I Taught Myself Knitting” pack, which includes an instructional book, two sets of needles, a stitch holder, and a bunch of things that I don’t know how to use yet. All of this for around $30 – $20 off is not bad.

Then we went grocery shopping, and I was delirious, so that was also fun.

~End Flashback!~

With instructions in hand, I went about reading and looking at diagrams, and I went to knitting. Here’s what I came up with for today:

This is actually try #2. 4 rows. And yes, that is Gambit Issue 2 in the background, for those of you wondering!

I was quite pleased with my project. I found that the continental method works best for me, and I did a knit-on cast, which did wonders for keeping things more even. I can’t seem to get the grip of the yarn in my left hand right, but I’m more concerned right now with remembering how to knit more than doing it well.

Next up, I will work on purl stitch and see where we can go. The book has some great projects for me to work on. Christmas presents, ahoy!

I’ve been working keenly on Eric’s birthday present, and my mom’s is up next. Then I can get to Christmas. I hope. I may have gone and dug a hole that is a bit too deep for me, but I will persevere! Roar!

Back to the beginning of the post now, where Eric and I went for some delicious Mexican food, talked about needing to learn Spanish, and then traipsed about the Halloween store. We were both tired when we got back, so we took a nap. Eric woke up after about 20 minutes; I needed 2 hours. Go figure.

While we were sitting on the couch, I drew this to wake up:

Eric had no idea. Mwuhahahahahaha.

So I have now justified both purchases at work yesterday by using my new materials. Now I’m going to go paint.

Pictures of Eric’s present will be here around mid-October, after I unveil it at the Old Man’s house.

Gah. Wouldn’t you know, I’m still tired?