This week I intend to do a small bit for the environment and knit one dishcloth each day for the next week. It will reduce my reliance on paper towels and keep me busy while I work out what my next big project will be. Here is the first one:
The pattern is originally from the Peaches N Creme ball band, but I got it from Mason-Dixon Knitting. It is actually made from Sugar n Creme worsted weight cotton. All my dishcloths will be made from this yarn as I happen to have quite a bit of it. Being cotton and not stretchy it isn't the easiest stuff to knit, but never mind. I haven't decided whether they will all be the same pattern, you will have to wait and see, but that is just the sort of suspense that will keep you all coming back isn't it.
We have had quite a fun weekend. It was our friends' annual Oktoberfest party last night where much bier and Riesling was drunk and wurst of various kinds were eaten. It was fun to catch up with people we generally only see at this event.
Today we went out to play. Lucy and Gary went roller skating and Edward and I played Laser Tag. We had two games. In the first we were the only two playing and we spent most of the time trying to find each other. It was also good for orientation as we had never played at this particular place before. Edward won. There was another family of about six playing in the second game so it was more fun. I was second, but Edward would have done better if his pack had registered his shots. He got a free game for next time.
With the cold weather we have been having I bought ingredients for a nice beef stew earlier in the week. Of course today has been lovely and sunny again, but I have had to cook the meat anyway. I can smell it cooking right now and I am getting hungry. I don't often cook stews as I don't often plan ahead that many hours. It would be better if I did, then I could make them earlier and have them be ready when we are instead of rushing about getting something at the last minute.
The new season of Desperate Housewives begins tonight. I hope it perks up again, it was getting a bit dull last series. Greys Anatomy sterted last Thursday and everyone (who cares!) is wondering who she will choose - McDreamy or McVet. I don't know who she should pick but I do know I am looking forward to Lost starting again soon.