Thank you for all the wishes for 'boring'. Today was indeed a boring day and I loved every minute of it. It started with this. The heart says "Queen". I got to wear it at breakfast which Pk made. He also went to the bakery and got, be still my heart, creme donuts. I love that man.



I spent my day sitting at the spinning wheel carding and spinning the alpaca. I plied some and washed it to see what it would look like. It's very soft and fuzzy and kind of tweedy looking. I had to wash it twice because the water was very dirty. I hung it outside on the mailbox to dry. With all the (very welcome) breezy sunshine, it was dry in no time. I'm going to use it for the Ply by Night ravelry group spin study. The May/June spin along is a "use something from the stash and knit one of two patterns" . I chose Rivulet. I like the simplicity of it.


I also started a sock with the Zap yarn Julie sent. She told me that it's dyed to look like lightning when it's knit. Since I was tired of all the brown and black, I decided to cast on socks for Em. (and I admit, I was intrigued by the description of the yarn) She wanted the yarn and said it would be so much easier if I just turned it into socks for her. I wanted some color and this fit the bill. It's turquoise and yellow. Just a plain sock full of color and if you look, you can see the blue zig zagging down the sock. Simple minded that I am, I keep looking to see how the blue bit is moving down the sock. It's kept me fascinated through 4 inches of stockinette.


And when these are done, I have a whole new book of sock patterns by Cookie A to play with. Kate gave me Cookie's new book and it's filled with beautiful, clever socks. She talks about how she designs socks and how YOU can design socks if you want and then she has about 15 different patterns to choose from. I think I'll just let her be the designer. She's so good at it.
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My cousin came over and brought her sister's computer to see if we could get some photos off of it to put on a memorial board. She didn't know how to find them and was afraid of stumbling across any, um, 'inappropriate' photos that might be on there. Why she thought it was ok for me to run across, um, 'inappropriate' photos is beyond me. I didn't find any photos, porn or otherwise on the machine. Pk is going to wipe it and reload the OS for them. I told her I would look through my box of pictures and try to find some. Joan was camera shy and photos of her are scarce.
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We had some delicious ham and cheese quiche (once again made by Pk) and the girls are cleaning up. It's peaceful and still quite boring here. What a nice day.


Comments

amy said…
I'm catching up. I'm so sorry to hear about PK's dad and your cousin. I like boring, too. I hope things calm down a bit soon; you've all had quite enough excitement.
Galad said…
Sounds like a really nice boring day. PK is definitely a keeper :-)
Bells said…
Donna Lee, I have to say, I really am quite disappointed that you didn't post a picture of yourself wearing the tiara. I really think that would have rocked!

Enjoy the Cookie book. Will look forward to seeing what you make first!
Bezzie said…
Hooray for boring!!
Julie said…
I love seeing my yarns knit up... it's like all the fun with none of the work. Glad you're enjoying it. Funny, I got the idea for the yarn after an electrical storm, about a year ago. And we had another just last night.

Glad you got a dose of boring, and I hope youo get much more bored in the near future.
Roxie said…
What a splendidly boring Mother's Day. Cream doughnuts - Yummmmmm! Blessings on PK and the girls.

The alpaca yarn is fabulous, and the lightning strike socks are awesome. Julie is GOOD!
Dianne said…
Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day!
TinkingBell said…
Yay for boring!

I really appreciated boring with my second pregnancy - the first was exciting all too often - so boring is good - and here's for some more boring for you for a while!
Rose Red said…
glad you had a lovely boring day! And were spoiled with creme donuts and yarny goodness and sock goodness!
Jeanne said…
Sounds like a great day! Love the handspun, and the new socks - great colors!
MadMad said…
Ay! It does sound like you could use some boring! I'm so sorry. Love the Rivulet idea, though! (I was searching for a pattern I could travel with, though I'm going to have to untangle some yarn, first!)

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