I have had nightmares all my life and they come and go. Thing is, the type I have are of the variety that are so awful that it takes another person to physically wake me. And then, if I go back to sleep he/she, you know, the person who is going to chop off my head, comes back and it starts all over again. But that was Sunday.
And then HWWV got a cold the next day. And he's been sick ever since. Wowee wow wow. His snoring really reached the decibel level that shouldn't be reached. Don't get me wrong, although my neighbor, the one whose cousin plays guitar with his toes and whose 10-year old announced the other day that my hand lotion was "simply delightful," claimed that HWWV couldn't snore because he isn't overweight, she is so wrong. HWWV, he's a slim guy. Ninja like? Yes. Snoring Festival Man? You got it. Even if I wear the ear plugs, the bed vibrates when he is ill and breathing all heavy, and because I'm so so sensitive to sleep-related things, I cannot sleep.
We even bought one of those beds that you can supposedly put a glass of red wine on one side and jump on the other without spilling the merlot.
I take drugs at night too. They do not do the job. I have even tried the binaural tones. They are cool and all, kinda like smoke and mirrors.
I love you, HWWV, but I cannot sleep when you have that post nasal drip.
BTW: Dawna sent me a pic of her completed Yogini Bolero. She made it out of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece and it looks just great. She added stitches to give her a slightly larger size than the small, but smaller than the medium, and she writes that she regrets that she did. Why? She found that adding those stitches took away from the intended "stretch" or negative ease that makes a garment like that look good. She is deciding, I think, based on what she wrote, that a little negative ease is a good thing for things like this... Take her advice friends. If you don't want the slouch, go for an inch or two or three of negative ease.
P.S. If you are knitting a placemat or maybe a dog sweater, or maybe a table runner, I'd skip the negative ease.