Probably the most interesting news is that I just completed the two week waiting period after the 2nd Pfizer vaccine! So now I feel more comfortable being out and about, so will start catching up on doctors appointments, hair cuts, etc; we've booked dinner at a restaurant1 I got some seriously swollen lymph glands (yay! my body is making antibodies!) but things are starting to calm down and getting back to normal.
In no particular order, here's the rest of what's going on.
I finished and delivered the bootlaces to my beloved brother. I think he liked them. Here's some technical notes on the aglets:
- Sew 1/2 inch or so into a tube with sewing thread
- With doubled 10/2 and a big honking knot, pull needle up towards tip of lace; whip stitch the end 3-4 times, take yarn down through the middle then back up again.
- Trim fuzz from tip, then thread needle through the shrink tubing; use the needle for tension, stroke the tubing onto the band until you're just past the whipstitching. Trim off the whipstitching.
I've also finished the Pub quilt top!!! This is big news, having been in process for the last 27 or so years. Next steps, get thread and a backing and baste it. I'll be doing that this week; I'll share photos when it's being basted.
I completed the knitting on the little summer jacket; it needs some finishing work, which has been languishing while I got the quilt top ready. I don't think this will ever be an attractive garment so I'm going to let it be what it is. Meanwhile, I dragged the knitted skirt out of hiding and have decided to re-start it as TV knitting.
I also made some dal makhani from this recipe. DH think the clove is bit heavy in it; I think the clove and the cardamom amplify each other. It mellowed out after a couple of days and is now in the freezer.