Big plans covered the lists. Get stuff done! Do this! Go here! Do that! Go there!
Maybe I simply have no clue how much time tasks take.
1. Cut back the container garden on the deck, and bring in tender plants to their overwintering spot. This take LOTS of time. Such a tangle. So hard to give up on plants that are still flowering. But imminent death to the tender ones becomes a motivator. Halfway through the afternoon, Weatherbug CANCELS the frost warning.
2. Have a friend over for fiber plotting. Trying to put order into UFOs, and prevent more in the future. I frogged a coverup that was one back short of an FO. But I had knit it when my gauge was much different. And I could be honest, and say I really didn't want the garment now. *phew* Gone. I recovered multiple needles and several stitch markers.
3. Made a recipe involving delicious chicken thighs. Make this. You will thank me. For cilantro-haters, you can substitute, or omit.
4. Went food shopping so we could make the thighs and feed my friend. We also needed milk. And cheese.
5. Weeded. My friends the birds have foisted an endless hopeless task on me: weeding bittersweet seedlings. Thanks, friends. NOT. Ungrateful children.
6. Exercised. Am on a tear with this. Went on an exercise vacation in September, and am trying to keep up the momentum. Skiing, y'know. Snowshoeing. Life. Cardiovascular risk reduction. Type II diabetes prevention. Etc.
7. Went to my favorite wine shop to taste some wine. Bought some value bottles: $18.37 each. Yummy.
8. Arranged to have the piano tuned. He is here now, and thumping on each key in sequence. Once I finish this post, I am going to hide somewhere else til the cacaphony is finished.
9. Swatched for Na Craga. It was an iterative task. The pattern called for #6 needles (too big), then I tried #5 wooden (good gauge, miserable experience with the Hebridean yarn), #5 metal (too big), and finally, #4 metal (perfect). The swatch is drying, pinned.
10. Spun. Am spinning the batts I made (6 x 2 oz). Long draw, and they are producing laceweight singles. The process is lovely, but long. I am on batt #5. On another wheel is Persimmon Tree 50% wool/50% mohair from 2005/6. I am not loving this spin. There is lots of VM. And mohair is often clumped in the roving. The elemental farm product is fine, but there is no flow, and no evenness to the yarn. It is somewhere between 7 and 8 ounces, and when it is done, so am I with that kind of blend. Lorrie always said, "say no to 'mo." I thought she was being curmudgeonly about it. She was simply more experienced.
Knit. I am finishing Asunder by Lisa Mutch. Light And Up is in the starting phase. (I ripped it out once for a mis-stitch, and am ripping back again for another hole. So much for mindless knitting.) I really should be seaming Brando, and not starting a Swans Island worsted merino hat with a braided band. (See #2.)
I did admire tree colors while doing errands. It is a mast year for acorns. I mulched bare soil yesterday and prayed to not get beaned by all the falling bodies.