Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Stitching

Because my shoulder feels like it is January in New York.  Yes, I know it is January in New York right now, but I'm not in New York, thank goodness.  16F when I pulled up my iGoogle today.  Yes, I still have Rochester, NY weather on my iGoogle.  Mainly so I can point and laugh.

Anyway, I've been working on my winter cross stitch. This is from two weeks ago.

From Knitting Kitties

Not much progress, but I filled in some of the blue and worked on some of the back stitch.

From Knitting Kitties

The thing with Stoney Creek patterns is that every thing is back stitched.  It's what makes them pop.  Unless, you are one of those freaks that really, really likes to do back stitch, you really need to keep up with it as you go along.

I also pulled out my Cirque des Cercles and worked on that while I had daylight and before I go totally blind. I'm doing over one on 28 count black, it may actually make me go blind.

From Knitting Kitties

The colors are actually a bit darker than shown.  I'm using Vicki Clayton HDF silks Yonder Sky, Sue-Purple-Ous and Alpine.

I realized last night I didn't give any particulars about the Evil Silk while asking for pattern suggestions.  It's two-ply lace weight actually size 20 about 1100 yards.

My shoulder is a bit better today. Just a bit.  Rudee suggested a lidoderm patch.  Thanks for the suggestion, however, in the last 6 years I've developed an allergy to most adhesives they use on patches, band aids and tape.  Though I have to admit an itchy rash sounds like the least of evils.  I'm taking generic Advil and switching between a hot pad and ActivOn Topical Analgesic, Ultra Strength Joint & Muscle .2 oz (5.67 g) (like Icy Hot in a stick). The last two not at the same time.  Not knitting seems to be helping. I knit one row on the socks Wednesday and felt like my arm was going to fall off when I set it down.  So I just glare at the socks now.  Maybe it was all that knitting I did for Christmas that started the aggravation and like a dumb ass I kept knitting.

From Knitting Kitties

D did all the dishes last night and made this for dinner.  It was his day off.  Plus, he started my turkey carcass soup for me.  I let the bones simmer for days for maximum flavor.  The best part was he cleaned his dishes as he went along for the most part.  Sometimes he gets to cooking on his days off and I think he thinks he has those assistants on the Food Network and tries to dirty every dish in the place.

What is that picture of?  Doctored up Zatarain's New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix, .  He added a few jalapeños,  some leftover corn on the cob (we get it year round here), leftover chicken and pork he had cooked on the grill, smoked sausage and shrimp, and fresh carrots.  Spicy but not so hot that you can't tell the individual flavors.  Pillsbury Flaky biscuits because why go through the hassle when Pillsbury does it so good.

Birdie naming contest will be sometime next week.  Last night Herbie taught Three how to flap wings.  Then Herbie climbed all the way up the side of the cage to his Mom's perch on top of the mirror.  He climbed back down and chased his parents around the cage, like he was saying, "Did you see what I just did? Did you see?"  Funny little birds.

Tonight, I will work more on plying the BFL/silk and watch British shows on PBS.  Someone asked last week what I watch.  The current selection is Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, Monarch Of The Glen, After Your Gone and Vicar Of Dilby.  I wish they would bring My Family back, we loved that one best.  The oldest son Nick, reminds D of my oldest son when he was living with us.

Hope you all have a relaxing weekend doing just what you want to be doing.


Anonymous said...

I love the look of those Stoney Creek pieces, but I swear they try to use every color DMC has! LOL Well, that AND all the backstitching. But, they are stunning when they are done.

by Teresa said...

I love British shows too, but since hubby retired 1.5 years ago we watch a lot of what he's interested in.. war.. history.. war..

Herbie sounds like a lot of fun to watch.

Hugs, Teresa

Delusional Knitter said...

Hope your shoulder feels better soon. I get neck, shoulder, back, hip pain sometimes when I knit too much ... and by the time I figure it out its too late.

Isn't that Jumbalaya mix the best! You can put anything in it and it tastes great.

Dina said...

Love me some Zatarains. In fact,we had the jambalaya the other night too! The only idea I have off the top of my head might be the Citron. For the life of me I can't remember if you have done it. I have it printed out and stuck in a bag with some lornas lace and kid seta to hold together.

Lorraine said...

I am interested in your cross stitch- you're obviously alot more experienced than I am.

Love most Britcoms- and Brit shows, I am an addict.

Hope your shoulder gets better.

melbatoast68 said...

The cross stitch is very impressive. I just don't have the patience & it hurts my eyes. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Our friend is doing better and should make a full recovery. I LOVE Are You Being Served. It's one of my favorites.

Clara said...

One day I plan to take up cross stitch it is so beautiful. I'd definitely stay away from whatever is
aggravating your pain. Have a fantastic day.

Julie said...

Nice stitchy progress.

Monarch of the Glen is my sons most favourite programme of all time, he has the series on DVD all 22 discs!!