1. This morning Joe and I got up at 6am and got our scene together, and went to the airport. We have a coffee maker where you pour the beans into it, and then it makes one cup of coffee at a time. This morning, I got the only cup of coffee in the house before it ran out.
2. Joe is pretending not to care but I think it is a strain on our relationship.
3. Not as much as a strain as it would be if he got the last cup, I think.
4. I knit at the meeting last night but I didn’t finish a sock.
5. That puts me a little behind but I am trying not to panic because today is a new day.
6. The Tool Box Cowl is bigger but still not done but I hope today is the day because I am sort of panicking about that one. I can handle a single day where I don’t meet a deadline, but two days in a row could start to be a trend.
7. We’re in Quebec City and it is properly cold and snowy.
8. Gifts for knitters: Day 8. (See what I did there?) No matter what your knitter is in to, knit wise, they need to block their knits. How they block things is going to depend a lot on what they make, but there’s some stuff that’s useful to everyone. For sure, your knitter would find a use for a blocking mat (they roll up and don’t take much space) or a set of these foam tiles that lock together.* (They’re a little less chic, but it’s super cool that you can put them together into the shape you want. If your knitter makes everything from sweaters to scarves to shawls, that could be a plus.) Toss in some T-pins, and you’re good. If your knitter makes lace, then they might love a kit with wires. This Inspinknity set is good (and there’s several types there.) This set is just fine, and I’ve owned this set forever. (I actually own those, and the Inspinknity ones, and use them together often.) If you’re the handy type of non-knitter, you could totally make your knitter a set of blocking wires, and they’d love it. They appreciate things you make yourself, it’s totally what they’re into. I promise
*Yes. If you think you saw some foam floor tiles like that at the Home Depot or Canadian Tire, you’re right. They’re the same. Can totally be cheaper if you find them on sale. Do it.