Ava mentioned in an email that she bought some yarn for Shedir. It reminded me that I had 2 balls of Calmer just hanging out in the stash. Oh how I love having a sister that knits, because if I didn't start Shedir I may have stuck a needle in my eye. I couldn't do one more row on Ripple. To be honest, I probably could have, it's that addicting. But I was afraid that I'd hate the afghan, & I don't want to hate her (yes, Ripple is a girl). And the Baby Miter is on the verge of becoming a spiteful ex-boyfriend. But I needed to knit something. Enter, Shedir.
I love cable knitting. I even like figuring out how to do each cable without the needle. Charting it out. Referring back to the chart. Watching them just show up after a couple of repeats. Usually, I'm used to doing cables that you do a cable row after 4 straights. Shedir has a cable every other row. Keeps it interesting. I've got 3 of the repeats finished and I'm thinking about adding an extra repeat. I've got a big noggin. It's also the first time that I've used Calmer. Delicious, but a little splity. It kind of reminds me of TLC Cara Mia (Do you know how much of that stuff I have? I still have no answer for the amount I bought).
Ava, I've got a plan. This isn't for my trip, it's a plan for our future. When we're crusty & crotchety, we'll live in a big house. Drinking & smoking (at 90, I'm picking up the habit) all day long. We'll be the ladies that the neighborhood kids spread rumors about while sneaking past our porch. Since we grew up with a tiny kitchen, our new one will be lovely. Stainless steel appliances, subway tiled back-splash, hardwood floors, & these dishes. Can you image the holidays? Sweet potatoes will never have tasted so sinful. And then, we'll clear the table (Gus will. My boy will do stuff after holiday dinners.) & serve up some dirty martinis. We're in our 90s, so we don't need regular martini glasses.