I have lots of big stuff rattling around in my head that you will see in upcoming posts, but for right now, I’m still working on my felt ball projects. I thought I would get started on the slippers this weekend, but I ended up with other things that seemed more pressing. Including a couple hours reading! A luxury.
Also cleaning the grout on my kitchen floor. Eeeewww. Not that hard, but there isn’t an easy way to do it. Perhaps that is why the cleaning service creates the problem? Anyway, the online recipes for homemade grout cleaner work nicely. I used baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar and water. Did a couple of different proportions–both seemed to work about the same. Cool photos show before and after. I won’t even comment on the fact that this is after 9 months. I am a slob and things fall of the floor frequently when I cook, but clearly dirt was not being removed–just spread around.
I started a hat design that I’ve been toying with. Not difficult, just a lot of thought on how to approach it that wouldn’t make it too fiddly. But damn. Started it three times. Just couldn’t find the right stitch count. Once I twisted the join. Rookie mistakes. I always consider these a reminder that no one is immune from unplanned knitting adventures. But it did get me thinking about why some yarns tangle so much more than others.
Here is my first successful evening of knitting–with really nothing to show except forward progress. Last night added length and the second design detail. The first isn’t really evident yet. I got a lot done while watching Cosmos last night (we’ve recorded it)–and learned a lot about natural and bred evolution.
Cosmos has great visuals and they are, for the most part, speaking at a level that is easily understandable. So yay for always getting smarter–even if it takes three tries to get a hat going properly. I am always grateful that the ability to go back exists in knitting. I thought it was interesting that apparently eyeballs have not measurably changed since we came onto land. Then this morning on NPR they said that eyeballs are one of the things most impacted by the lack of gravity when living in space. I think I know the answer.