Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I'm exhausted from my day off.  I need a day off from my day off.  Yes, that's right back to work tomorrow to rest up from being home.  There is a lacking in the WIPs from the finishing in the past few days.

The little sweater is finished as of this morning.  This is the hat, that is also now finished.

I just love the colors in this yarn.

A little more progress on the purple sock.

I needed to run up to Wal-mart for some buttons for the baby sweater.  Duane went with me, so we bought day passes and made a day of it.  This is the yarn I bought for Faith's Honey Bunny.

Duane saw this blouse and decided it was me and bought this and a pair of jean looking leggings.

Cellphone Luddite makes her decision.  This LG Enlighten was $1.06 with a two year Verizon contract. I told her the basics of what I wanted and she didn't try to oversell me.   I'm trying to figure out how to use the thing. Smartphone is too smart for me. The saleslady said I could download my MP3's off my laptop, but be darned if I could figure it out.  Duane said he might mess around with it tonight, while I'm sleeping.  He's back on the up all night schedule.  Besides, he has better MP3's on his desktop.

With the quick crash course the saleslady gave me, I can make calls and take pictures.  Yay, me! I figured out how to download this picture from my phone to my laptop.  Not a bad picture for a cellphone.  I guess figuring out this darn phone will be a WIP for awhile.

Duane wanted to stop at the Chinese Buffet on the way home, but he was running out of oxygen and I didn't bring a second tank.  We came back home, dropped off the Wal-mart stuff, hooked him back up with a new tank and headed in the other direction to the Greek restaurant he's been wanting to try.  We both had the Gyros plate. Ton of food for a reasonable price.

From there we stopped at Whole Foods for bunny carrots.  They had a bunch of plants outside on sale.  I picked out a sweet basil and strawberry plant to add to my growing collection.  I have a bunch of pictures I took of my garden, but I'll save those for Thursday's post.  When the snow is deep up north, you all can come here over the winter and see how my garden is growing.  We are still in the 90's, 10 degrees higher than normal.  The weather people are claiming it should start cooling off after the weekend, by a whopping 5 degrees.

This morning I need to run up to the post office on the bus before work to mail off the package to my daughter and my hexi-puff swap yarn. Duane bought my daughter a little surprise to stick in the package. (She'll read this and wonder.)   I was supposed to mail the swap by Saturday, but with my work schedule, I just couldn't get up there.  I'm the one holding up the swap, I'm admitting to it.

So much more to post, but I'll save that for Thursday and Friday.  It's all good.  Here's the best news.  My schedule for this next week, I have Saturday, Sunday and Monday off.  Three whole days. I won't know what to do, I'm so used to going to work now.   I'm scheduled of course for the Saturday of Duane's birthday, but that's ok, I'll take the point for calling in.  It will give me something to earn back the next few months, since we can't bank the points more than the twelve they give us from the beginning.

For more WIPW posts go to Tami's Ami's.


Mamgi said...

I like the colours you have chosen :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I love that purple colour too! The lacking in WIPs from finishing sounds very promising - can't wait to see it all on Friday!

melbatoast68 said...

Oh my! I'm so impressed with your sock. How sweet of Duane to get you a new outfit. Love the top! Love that you are getting a weekend off.

Carol said...

Basil plant! Pesto perhaps? I love me some pesto. I totally get your needing days off in a row. I used to work a very similar schedule (sun and wed off) and it wasn't enough. You really do need 2 days in a row to recharge, I find.

Karen said...

The purple is gorgeous!
Your phone took a great photo of your birds. I love parakeets. We've had them in the past.

paula said...

Loving the sock, too! It's so pretty. And no worries about the swap yarn. It'll get here pretty quickly and I'll be able to turn it all around sooner than expected so we're totally still on schedule! Honest. :)

RugbyMad said...

WOW what a day! It sounded fantastic, just what I need. Your WIP's are fantastic.

Once you figure you way around your phone you will wonder why you thought it was too hard. They are built with 2 year old in mind. My 7 year old works mine better than I do!

by Teresa said...

Wow, what a good deal on your phone! It does take time to figure things out, but when you do you'll wonder how you ever made it without one. :-)

Sounds like you're really adapting well to the work schedule. Have fun on your days off! I'm glad you asked the scheduler for what you wanted.. it pays to ask.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anonymous said...

It took me a couple of weeks learning how to use my smart phone (HTC Inspire), but now --- second nature.

I love the sock that you are knitting. Is that mockery?

Keri said...

I love the purple sock. Looks great. Isn't it funny how sometimes a "day off" ends up being crazier than a day at work.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Looking forward to seeing your FOs later in the week. Love the purple yarn

Rudee said...

I love the colors in the hat/sweater. And the purple sock is pretty special, too.

Julie said...

Love the purple sock.
How wonderful ou oth had a day out together and a meal too, lovely.
Hope you are getting to grips with your new phone.