Friday, October 5, 2012


Last night was knitting night at the Bottle House. About 20 knitters showed up. I was working on my last Christmas stocking for my customer. The first problem was that I started knitting the foot with green yarn instead of red. Okay retreat and try again. They I noticed that I had embroidered the date upside down.  What should have been '89 was 68,. It took a long time to undo the embroidery and restitch. I almost got it correct., but tonight I noticed that not only was the 9 too narrow, my friend noticed that it was not placed correctly. Try again! I did finally finish the stocking and used the new pompom makers I picked up earlier in the day. They are Clover brand and I think I like them, I still need a photo of all the stockings, but will do it in daylight.

My local library yielded  a disc of Paul Hindmith Kammermusick, I heard No. 1(for small orchestra) Saturday night and loved it., so I put in a reserve for the disc. I put the whole 2 discs on my iPhone. I own Berlioz Symphonie Fatastique and will put that on the phone also.

I spent a couple of hours at work today (on my day off), doing things like gluing the hem on a pair of leather pants. I had to buy more glue, which is why I also bought the pompom makers. It's been a long time since I had so much work at once. I guess the famine is over.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Busy Weekend

I made pumpkin pie flavored overnight oatmeal, and froze the rest of the pumpkin. I worked all day. Very productive. I finally have work to do for customers. Most of September has been very slow.

In the evening I went to a Cleveland Orchestra concert with my son. We heard a Hindemith piece, a beautiful Strauss oboe concerto and Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. I liked all pieces enough that I tried to reserve the first two from the library to hear again. I own the Berlioz one, but hadn't listened for a while. It will get much play time this week.

Pumpkin pie oatmeal for breakfast. I'm not sure if I really like it. It's all right, but may not be worth doing again. I did usual church and gym and went to watch grandson play soccer  in the afternoon. Then I came home and played in the kitchen. I've been cleaning out the freezer of unlabeled mysteries. a turkey carcass turned into turkey broth. I found some chicken and turkey, as well as two containers of soup. One is the lentil soup I enjoyed last week. I need to find the recipe. The other is Senate bean soup, which I think is in Joy of Cooking. Dinner was chicken and dumplings. Very tasty.