April 20th, 2007

Mama Deb

Hopefulness and acquisitions

I got my replacement PDA today. It's a reconditioned Tungsten C - and it's actually in better shape than my old one. My old one had a crack in the keyboard while my new one only has some scratches on the case. It's all nicely resync'd, and while I lost stuff since my last sync, that's okay.

I feel complete again.

I had to pick it up at the post office, which isn't too far from two craft stores - one a yarn shop with a rather poor selection and one a quilting/sewing store that also advertised yarn.

No, I haven't been cleared for knitting yet.

I went in anyway. And the yarn was in a corner of the store *but* it was floor to ceiling and they had a huge selection plus a winder and swift, a good collection of books and reference works and needles of all sorts. For the first time, I could understand why people love yarn stores.

I walked out with three skeins of lace weight alpaca in this gorgeous red. This, I hope, will become a lace scarf for my mother-in-law for Chanukah. It's something she requested, although she'll understand if I can't knit. And if I have enough leftover (and I think I will, even if I lengthen the scarf I'm thinking about), I'll make a triangle for *my* mother, who also looks lovely in red. I'm looking forward to knitting thread with tree trunks. (I'm thinking about these scarves.)
Mama Deb


My turkey stew (turkey breast, carrots, two onions, sweet potatoes, flavored with garam masala) is in the oven.
I have a casserole of noodles on top of the stove.

There are two chicken breasts in the fridge to be part of the salad tomorrow.

Most of the lights are set and the coffee is made. I showered earlier.

Have a wonderful Shabbat (or a wonderful Saturday.)