Friday, October 17, 2014

In Case You Were Wondering


It's almost dry and ready to be packed for my reunion tomorrow. And Rhinebeck on Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yarn Along


I'm having doubts blog friends.  The knitting is not going so fast. 


It's been a slog.  I'm not sure why.   This needs to be done by late tomorrow.  Why late tomorrow? Because it needs to be blocked.  A hard block so the lace pops. And that requires serious blocking which will take more than a quick overnight job.  I don't think blocking Friday night and packing it up with me Saturday is going to work.

The good news is that I'm on chapter 20 of Outlander and it has been my audio companion during this "difficult" shawl.  I can finally say I like the book and am getting hooked.

Ok - there's knitting to be done (well, after that 9-5 job thing).  Wish me luck.

Join Ginny for more yarn tales.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten On Tuesday

Ah - a Weekending and a Ten on Tuesday all rolled up in one post. Ready?

10 Things I Did This Weekend

1. Took pictures. 
I was capturing what was left of the flowers for the season.

2. Knit. 
No surprise there huh?

3. Watched football. The Pats were great. The Jets and Giants?  Not so much. 

4. Cleaned out the basement. Ok - hubby did the cleaning. I went through the bins and found some sentimental stuff. 

5. Baked cookies. 

6. Washed my socks. Winter is coming. 

7. Dyed some fiber. 

8. Went to the Italian Feast in Providence. 
And yes - we ate our way through the entire street. 

9. Did some shopping. Not much though. 

10. Planned out this busy upcoming week. 


How was your 3 day weekend?

Join us over at Carole's!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mt. Hope Farm







As I mentioned earlier in the week we were invited to Mt. Hope Farm to spin. Besides being with the people who "get" me and having a great time spinning, we got to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

We were set up under the big tent overlooking the water. The cabin is so sweet. I would have loved to just sit out on that little deck to spin. 

Another weekend is upon us.  Make it a great one! 



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Yarn Along

With one sleeve left to finish on the Mama Vertebrae I tried it on.  Just as I had suspected - totally unflattering on me.  While I'm not going to frog it just yet it's sitting in time out until I decide what to do with it to make it a better fit for me.  

In the meantime I have my 30th high school reunion coming up in 10 days, so why not cast on a shawl to go with my dress?  


It's Antarktis and I'm using Briar Rose Sophie which seems to be discontinued because I can't find it on Ravelry or on their site.  


It's a nice springy sport weight so I think it will look nice.

I'm still listening to Outlander.  And now that the show is on a 6 month break maybe I can actually finish the book before it returns.

Joining Ginny.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Simple Things


I stumbled upon this post on Friday and was immediately inspired to knit some wash cloths. Just looking at those little faces and how excited they would be to receive a simple wash cloth, some soap, a tooth brush and toothpaste snapped me into action.


I had plenty of cotton in my stash. I ran to the dollar store and grabbed some tooth brushes and toothpaste. 


If you're feeling down doing things for others is a good pick me up. 


If you feel inspired to contribute there is still time. As long as your package is mailed out by October 15th. Details are here.  The original date was the 10th but she has extended it to the 15th.  

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