Friday, October 01, 2010

Machine Wash and Tumble Dry

Hey, chitlin's!

Not much going on here lately. My allergies still beset me, and I wake up tired and stay sleepy until midday, when I lay down again.

There are various annoying things happening with neighbors, but in general, life is plodding on uneventfully, but with a sub-layer of unease. 

Knitting, still, on the shawl; am up to 453 stitches, and increasing 6 every other row. Wondering if I will have enough of the Misti Alpaca to finish as I have used about 2/3s of the weight so far and still have just over 50 more rows. I can always get more, or something similar and then dye it. Once this is done, I intend to begin the green tweedy sweater. Intend being the operative word. I may, in addition to or instead of, begin a pair of socks. 

Socks are so comforting - to knit and to wear.

Haven't sat at my new and expensive sewing machine all week. Not sure what is going on with that. Must be because I don't feel well. J Dragon, it isn't like the bad old days after all, although I never thought I'd sew this much ever again. 

Kite Man has a friend who has an idea for clothing called InActive Wear, Slouching to Armageddon or something like that. Don't know if anything will ever come of it, but it is fun to speculate.

Sweetie has been at his job for a year, and there has just been a new manager installed who is making everyone miserable. I know it is against the law to not allow lunch breaks, but who wants to raise a stink and lose a job in this economy? It's not just him, but the warehouse crew as well, and maybe others, that gets no time to eat. Sweetie is putting out feelers and sending resumes to 4 or 5 companies a week all while he is under terrific stress, being the Maintenance Mechanic/Manager/Safety Trainer/Whipping Boy, and getting way more work to do than there is time in a day. 

My job has been, as it always has, to create a safe haven for him here at home that is free from stress and worry. As much as I can, anyway. 

So it goes. At least he still has a job, albeit one where he is treated like shit. Hope this changes soon. 


Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, I hope it changes soon, too! I know just how bad it feels to be undervalued and abused at work - not good.

Valerie said...

Ugh, allergy misery is the shit. People say "It's only allergies" as if it doesn't sap your energy just as bad as an infection. Hope the weather changes and eases the annoyance!

Will keep my fingers crossed for your boy. Are you guys still thinking about getting the hell outta Dodge? Or changed mind now that the Fuzzarelly Fibers responsibility is lifted?

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

I am working on a triangular shawl, too...slogging along at 439 sts right now and more increasing still yet to be done.
As for INActive Wear? GENIUS. The tag line maybe?: "My Idea Of Exercise Is A Nice Brisk SIt.". hahaha