With Vince not here, you’d think I’d have all day to sit and knit or cross stitch or unpack and get the sewing room put together. No . . doesn’t seem to work that way for me. My plan for yesterday was to get my morning chores done and then sit and knit and watch flosstubes all day. I did get the morning chores done, then decided to make egg bites for the freezer.
That’s 13 egg bites, mostly to go into the freezer.
I had started the dishwasher after it was good daylight. We never had much sun today but I try to run the washer, dryer, stove, oven and dishwasher when the sun is out (so I don’t wash during the night) to take advantage of solar power. It isn’t like it makes a huge difference if I do it in the evening or at night but I do try to do it during the day. By the time the egg bites were done, I was able to unpack the dishwasher and put things away.
Then it was lunch and I realized I hadn’t eaten breakfast so I fixed myself more of a brunch type breakfast/lunch.
Then I photographed some new cross stitching supplies, got a chuck roast going in with the sous vide. It will be done today for my dinner. By the time I had that going and the mess cleaned up, it was after 6 p.m. and I hadn’t made my first stitch!
I never did switch to longer needles but I spent a good bit of time trying to get a good picture. I think my dyes are deceiving me! When I went out into the overcast daylight to take a picture, there was no purple, no green. Just light, medium and dark gray!
Is that not the weirdest thing ever. I stood there looking at it and wondering if I was losing my mind.
Then I went into the dining room with the windows open and natural light coming in . . till jut shades of gray. It’s like my eyes are seeing one thing and the pictures are grayscale.
When I went back to start knitting, I had an extra skein there and under the Ott light that I use for knitting, I again saw green and purple.
You can maybe see what I’m seeing in the skein of yarn. Purple and green . . but those colors are brought out by the Ott light. In the outside light, it’s just gray.
I even went to The Loopy Ewe and looked at theirs. They always have the mot true to colors on their photos and there it is . . shades of gray. I’m baffled!
This is the yarn. It’s Malabrigo Rios and the color is Winter Lake. I love Rios. It’s on the lower end of the price range for better yarns. It holds up well and is nice and round and squishy!