Digging a ditch

It must be winter.  I zipped the lining back into my jacket today.  There were some feeble snow flurries yesterday which dumped a whole cup of snow over St Louis.  There was ice on my car roof this morning.  Bring back the 40C/104F heat!  Bring back the sunshine!  I'll even take the humidity.

Started the third strip of the leftovers blanket with the rest of the green Cashmerino and leftovers from my blue Cashmerino hair bands.  I'm planning to put Tiger Sock leftovers in next, and finish with pink Cashmerino.  Picked up another three balls of Classic Elite Bazic Wool for the fourth strip, deep red, cream, and a beige brown colour.  I haven't decided how many strips to do.  Six would give me a 36x30 inch blanket and mean it's done sooner, seven would be 36x35.  Mindless garter stitch and stocking stitch strips are the perfect antidote to lace overload.

Speaking of lace, I'm up to row 102 of the last repeat on the Faina scarf. Thirty more rows, a decrease section, fringing, then I get to try my new stripy blocking towel.  I'm going to block the green Morehouse Merino snake scarf too.  It will have to block in the back bedroom because Quantum likes to lie on knitted things.  I dislike knitting deadlines, I want to be done with Faina.  Hubby's out tonight so I'm going to try and get to the decrease section, it's all downhill from there.  Faina is a great pattern, made with wonderful yarn, but I want it done before it starts feeling like an albatross.

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks

Had I from old and young!

Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Go read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams for more about Coleridge and the Ancient Mariner, it's a fun read.

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