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I know it’s a little corny, “Can we say Cheeez?”, but it’s amazing how good you feel after a little restful sleep.

Last night was my first night on the CPAP.  Even with waking a few times because the mask felt strange, it was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in months.  I could even feel the knots of muscle tension relaxing, like little bubbles bursting.  Received a copy of my sleep study.  Turns out I actually only stop breathing an average of 7 times an hour, but there are 42 times that my breathing gets extremely shallow, dropping my oxygen levels into the 70’s.   I rarely got beyond light or stage1 sleep.  Knowing all of this, it’s easy to understand why I was so tired all of the time and unable to function.

On to the knitting.  Started a new project.  The first Calorimetry I made was given to Kerry, now I’ve decided that I need one too.  So I stopped in at Gourmet Yarn Co. the other day after my Drs. visit and picked up a skein of Heathered Cascade 220 in a dk. hunter green, also purchased another Addi Lace circ in size 3, but that’s for another project.  For the Calorimetry I’m also modifying the pattern by adding 3 sets of cables at the center top.  It is turning out pretty well.  When I make another one I think I will add two more cables for a total of five.  The reason I’m not adding more cables is because of the pain of trying to work cables on the short row ends.  As soon as I make more progress, pics will be posted.

The sun is out today and the wind’s not blowing too hard, so think I’ll try to get a little yardwork in.  I’m pretty sure the neighbors are probably tired of looking at my dead Zinnias.

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Never say never.  In my last post I mentioned that I rarely make it to Gourmet Yarn Co. because of it being across town.  Then the weekend before last I went twice.  Well, guess where I went yesterday?  The last time I was in the store I saw their model of Plymouth’s 3 Button Wrap #1164.  With my luck they were all out of the pattern.  So I put in my order and it came in Friday.  While in the store yesterday, I got the yarn for the project also.  It is Cascade 220 in a deep red/wine color. 

I was looking at the picture on the pattern front and think I will make an adjustment in the button and buttonhole placement.  It seems to me that the buttons start too far up from the bottom, so I think I will start them about 3 inches from the bottom instead of their recommended 6 inches. 

There are no pictures to post, but I’ve completed 1 side with handle and button flap of the Celtic Tote.  I extended the handle by 4 pattern repeats and the buttonhole on the flap gave me fits.  I tried following the instructions in the glossary of Interweave Knits.  Tried it 5 times and couldn’t figure out why I kept having a loose stretch of yarn.  Probably need someone to show me how it’s done.  I’m a very visual learner.  Anyway, I came up with my version of a buttonhole for the flap.  The flap has 6 stitches, so I knit the first stitch, did SSK on the next two, 2 yarnovers, K2tog, K1, then knit the next row and bound off.  It turned out pretty good.  Last night I cast on and knit about a third of the front side of the tote. 

I like how the tote is turning out, but mine looks a lot smaller than the one in the pictures.  Miracles of all miracles I’m knitting at gauge, so not sure why mine is smaller.

While we were in Florida, Bill’s cousin and wife collected our mail and newspapers.  So last night we took them to dinner at Outback.  All I have to say is, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, my favorite dish, in a tie with the steak.


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