I Don’t Like It

DSC00435aThe house is quiet. Way too quiet. Knitting Daughter went back to school on Wednesday. There are no more computer cords, water bottles, extra shoes, piles of mail, and books laying around. (Oh, ok. There are. But none of them belong to her.) She was happy to be back in the college environment, after having a perfectly happy summer at home. WH and I are both glad that she is in a place that she loves. But jeez. We miss her. And the house is quiet. Way too quiet. We might’ve sought comfort in a little bit of Ivanhoe’s on Wednesday night. (In the form of a Trojan Three Shake – peanut butter ice cream, chopped peanut butter cups, topped with a scoop of cookie dough ice cream. Ivanhoes is reason #2 to visit little Upland, Indiana. 100 flavors of Shakes and 100 flavors of Sundaes. Reason #1, of course, is visiting Knitting Daughter.)

DSC00417I’m keeping myself occupied with knitting. I’ve been working on Wendy’s Shetland Pi Shawl knit-a-long. I’m making mine out of The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga (Giant Stick Insect – although I prefer to think of it as “that really pretty green”). I kind of wish I had used Skinny Bugga instead, as I think this is a little heavy and thick. Plus, I’m in love with Red Spider Mite (although I prefer to think of it as “that really pretty red”). I know it looks like a big green blog so far, but just you wait. When it’s blocked, it will look smashing! This is a great pattern and if you haven’t started in on it, you ought to. When you focus on just one chart at a time, it’s totally do-able. I might make another one when I’m done.  I guess maybe before I do Shetland #2, I ought to finish Girasole #2 first. That would be the responsible thing to do.

September’s Dream in Color Dream Club yarn has arrived! For all of you with pre-orders, we’ll be sending your invoices to you on Monday. Dream in Color asked all of their stores not to sell it or show photos of it before Monday, the 30th, so we’re going by the book. Technically, that’s still 2 days before it’s officially September, so you’re still getting a jump-start. 🙂 The rest of the yarn (yes, of course we ordered extras for everyone else) will go up Monday night for you.

Is your house quiet or loud today? If it’s loud, can I come over and absorb the noise for a few hours? Just to see if it makes me feel better?

Sheri I’mprettysureourtwocatsaregrumpyaboutthis


  1. the house was quiet today because I was out learning to can this summer’s produce. We made pepper jelly, salsa, pickles, tomatillo salsa and plain tomatoes. Want some?

  2. will be louder here. I’ve been moving Dragon Daughter (in her rare spare time she needlefelts and sculpts dragons and other little dreams) back home from her studio apt. in Boston. Only for a bit. Her Masters Thesis defense went well, graduate degree in a few more days, and she will have to search for a job if she wants her independence and own living space. I picked up her two kitties yesterday, along with another car load, and it is not peaceful in kitty land here. no hissing but who will eat everyone else’s food? Today is the last trip. Then I hope I can find a little time to hide in my corner with my yarn and knit. Not easy, she returns home only to keep mentioning that she will move out again when she has an income.

  3. Weeelll….if you’d like to deal with my squeaky little puppy, by all means come over! I think Canada would be a nice trip for you! 🙂 Or better yet, I’ll come visit and bring my rambunctious puppies. (Kidding – I wouldn’t inflict my crazy girls on you!)

  4. houses are quiet when kids go back to school. I still have three at home, my dear sweet neice left for college yesterday, NYU, it’s quiet just knowing that she’s not here… odd as it may seem.

  5. Mmm…I remember the mint chocolate chip oreo cookie shakes. And peanut butter shakes with sliced bananas and rice krispies. And the cheeseburgers and salads were really good too. Haven’t been to Ivanhoe’s in years. Not since the last time I went for a college reunion.

  6. I really sympathize with missing your CD! We took my youngest son off to his freshman year at Michigan Tech, which is a whopping 430 miles north and west of us, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A lot of people can’t understand how one can be so far away from home, yet still be in the same state. Yes, both Toronto and Chicago are a closer to us than his university is. 🙁 The one good thing is that my oldest son graduated from the same school in May 2008, and he is doing pretty well for him self, working in his field, two hours south of us. He got a promotion and a nice raise recently, too.

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