Friday, June 03, 2005
Few Objects, Much To Do
I bought two beautiful lamps, one is short and white, the other is tall, a sort of buffet lamp. Both are suitable for the 40-watt bulbs that I favor. I wish 40 watt bulbs were more common. I think 60 or above is just way too bright. If you need a light that bright you should get yourself a flourescent and install it in the ceiling. When we first moved here, lee had a flourescent installed over the sink for me. He hoped it would help me get the dishes and sinks cleaner. I also have a small lamp that takes a 4-watt bulb. That's my nightlight. I put it in the window wherever I am. The light is such that I can even function when only that light is burning.
I finished my sit tight sweater. The decorative stitching on the front, twist stitch diamonds, give it a texture similar to a ribbed sweater. The next one I make, and I've started on the back, I'll finish in Buffalo. I believe I'll put moss stitch on the front of that one and on the sleeves to match. I also knitted a pair of bi-colored socks with worsted weight cotton and crocheted three dishcloths with the same yarn. I can't bleach them, but I think they're going to be tough enough to last at least a couple of years.
I've ordered a pod to be here on the 16th. It's scheduled to be at my new address on the 25th, perhaps in the morning. I'm a bit aggravated though. I lost my social security card, and so I'm going to have to apply for a new one. I just hope it arrives before I move away. This is a very aggravating time to lose something like that, but I've got several other forms of ID. I'll be all right.