Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The desserts are done and we are ready to go. It's usually an easy day for me but hubby has pneumonia so I'll have to actually cook a bit. He said he will still get the turkeys!

Enjoy your day. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Yarn Along

Knit Picks had a wonderful sale on yarn last week. So good that I bought some. Enough yarn to knit another Hiro for me.

The main color this time will be purple. 

I chose brighter colors this time for the others. I'm also knitting it a size smaller. My current one is a bit on the baggy size. 

I'm reading "Knit The Season" by Kate Jacobs. Perfect for this time of year!  And with all this stockinette I can easily read and knit at the same time. 

What's on your needles?  Share with us over at Ginny's

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

It's Thanksgiving time and it makes me think about what I'm thankful for.  I'm obviously thankful for my family, friends, and the obvious but Carole prompted us to think about what we are thankful for right now.  

1.  Hot water.  Our oil burner wasn't working properly last week and a hot shower wasn't an option for a day or so.  I would have been super bummed if that happened today!  It's pretty darn cold out there.
2.  My health.  For the most part, I'm healthy.  I had a little incident Sunday night and wasn't sure if I would be able to work for a few days.  That made me realize how lucky I am.  
3.  Reading.  I find it hard to just sit and read but lately I have been making time and I am so enjoying it.
4.  My knitting "job".  I can't believe I get paid to help people knit.  I love it and I love my students.
5.  A working car.  My brakes went a couple of weeks ago and it was a real pain to be without a car for the day.  I'm grateful that it's reliable for the most part.
6.  I know I say it all the time but my phone.  I can stay in touch via Facetime with my little cuties (niece and nephew) out west, keep track of the books I'm reading, listen to audio books, check bank balances, do work on it, process photos...  The list goes on.  
7.  My dog.  He is just amazing - and a real stress reliever.  He loves to just sit on the couch and cuddle with me.  I look forward to the end of the day with him. He's a hyper dog by nature but now that he's almost three he's calming down he's even more fun.
8,  Vacation.  We are planning ours for next year and I can't wait since we really didn't take one this year.
9.  My Yankee Candles.  I have them everywhere.  They just put me in a good mood.  And I was invited to an friends and family event a couple of weeks ago and got lots more for a great price.
10.  An attitude of gratitude lately.  Life can be stressful and if you focus on the negative it's hard to function.  Be grateful for where you are at.  

What are you thankful for these days?

Monday, November 23, 2015


I never did cast on my Christmas socks.  I decided to be an adult and finish the gift socks I am working on.

I did block my Reyna Shawl.  I plan on wearing it for Thanksgiving so I should be able to get some better pictures.  It was such a rainy grey day - it was hard to get a good shot.

The rest of the weekend was spent planning Thanksgiving, which I am very much looking forward to.

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hi. I'm a Yarn Addict

I tried to stop myself. Really I did. I saw the sock in progress on a blog. I saw the tempting Christmas colors, the self-patterning beauty. And I googled it. 

A couple days later it was in my kitchen. 

They even packaged it like a Christmas present. I will definitely shop at the Yarn Attic again. 

And there it is in all it's yarny goodness. 

You know what I'm doing today.....

Saturday, November 21, 2015

It Has Begun

And we're off!  The Autumn weather of October and November is winding down. This week starts the preparation for Thanksgiving, which in our house, is THE holiday - especially for the hubby. It started today with the grocery shopping and will carry on now through the end of December!  

I am determined to find Peace among the craziness. I started today with an appointment at the hair salon and will end the day with another beauty treatment. Whatever works, huh?

How do you keep some peace during the craziness of the holidays ?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Yay Weekend!

May your weekend be as smooth and relaxing as this pumpkin martini was last night. 

Enjoy my friends!


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