Thursday, February 26, 2015

Random Thursday

This picture makes me laugh.  It was from the weekend.  And it would look like any other picture I may have posted during the year.  My favorite chair, my mug, my knitting and my phone so I can listen to my book.  The things that don't belong - a blanket and snow!  But I did enjoy myself for a little while out there - and I felt refreshed after breathing in some clean outdoor air.

So onto some random - because that's what I have for today and you get see the craziness in my head. I'm generous that way ya know.

-my hat pattern is done and just needs a few tweaks.  I have to figure out how to put it all in a PDF so people can just download it.  I love how it came out and I was able to capture the image in my head and make it reality so that was pretty cool.  It also needs some good photos.

-it's about to snow.  Again.  No big news there.

-March is almost here and I don't know whether to smile because Spring is that much closer or cry because it is the longest month with historically the lousiest weather.

-I have a couple of project deadlines that I need to re-evaluate because I really don't think they will happen on time.  I must be losing my touch.  Or just getting old.

-Grandpa is doing better and is being released from the hospital into a rehabilitation facility to he can get his strength back.  The doctor said his body is just old and the parts are wearing out, but he's comfortable and when he is awake he still knows what is going on around him.  We are taking it one day at a time.

What's going on in your world?  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yarn Along

Sleeves are happening so we are getting close to a sweater. I have been alternating between the sleeve, a sock and weaving so everything feels like it's in slow motion. Then one day 3 things will be complete and I'll feel like I can conquer the world.

I'm listening to Everything That Remains. It's about a guy who loses his mother and then his marriage. I'm at the point where he is starting to investigate the theory of minimalism, which I find intriguing. I don't think I could do it, but think I could learn a thing or two. 

So what's on your needles, looms, spindles and hooks?  Join us over at Ginny's. 

Monday, February 23, 2015


Another weekend flew right on by
I spent lots of time knitting and some time weaving
A bit of cleaning - the usual weekend affair
We spent some time outside between the snow storms
The drifts are still piled high
The water is pouring down the stream  and I fear it will like the roaring rapids this spring
I even spent some time sitting on the deck knitting and enjoying the sunshine
Hey - 35 degrees was a heat wave!

And of course this boy was enjoying the snow, as always

How was your weekend?

Thursday, February 19, 2015


listening - faint hum of machines in the shop

eating - nothing yet but a half a bagel is in my future

drinking - pumpkin iced coffee

wearing - Outerlimits long sleeve black t-shirt, grey pants, hat and polar fleece (it takes a while for things to warm up in the office)

weather - seriously?  Cold and about to get colder.  But the sun is shining!

knitting - my Hiro sweater and a hat

wanting - to use the day to organize my office - I've been so busy it's been kinda scattered around here

needing - get the sand and salt off my wood floors at home.  It's just nasty and impossible to keep up with.

enjoying - early morning quiet time

looking forward - the weekend 

wondering - my poor grandpa is in the hospital with heart issues.  At almost 102 years old they can't do much but make him comfortable right now.  He's very tired and I'm wondering how much fight he has left in him.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Yarn Along

The sweater is coming along but I had to take a break from green yarn and endless stockinette.  I have had a hat design floating around my head for a while so I played around with that over the weekend.   I used a skein of sport weight that I had dyed.

So I switch back and forth between that and the sweater.  And look at my cute stitch marker from the wonderful Cozy Knitter

She does have the cutest things.

Still reading The Amish Knitting Circle.

Linking up with Ginny.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

After a weekend of blizzards, sub zero temps and now frozen pipes in my living room it won't be difficult to list 10 Things I'm Looking Foward To

1. The ice melting in the bay. Seriously?  In 18 years I don't think I've ever seen so much ice.  And if it melts it means that temps are at least close to normal.
2. Summer. Are you sensing a theme here?
3. Finishing my sweater. I'm 3 inches from being able to start my sleeves. 
4. Finishing my current book. My list is growing and I need to finish quick so I can move onto the next title. 
5. CT Sheep and Wool. It's the last weekend in April. Also a sign that warmer weather will be upon us (although that wasn't the case last year). 
6. I ordered a Magic Bullet blender to keep at work and it should be in soon. I want to drink more shakes during my day to keep the nutrients going. And the weight down. 
7. Vacation. We aren't sure where we are going yet but I have a feeling it's not nearly as exotic as it was before the pipes froze this weekend. 
8. Seeing my niece and nephew. It is tough that my brothers babies live so far away but we keep in touch all during the week with FaceTime and texting. But it's not nearly as wonderful as it will be to squeeze them in person. 
9. Finishing the Romney I am spinning. That started out about 3.5 pounds. I am down to about 2.4 pounds. It's going to be a while. 
10. Next week.  I have lots of social events happening all in one week for some reason and it will be good to catch up with some old friends.

So what are you looking forward to?  Join us at Carole's!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

From Boring to Blue

One of my Christmas presents was the Wizzpopper Shawl kit. I was impressed with the package that came from Infinite Twist - yarn, pattern, stitch markers, tape measure, knitting needles, and the list goes on. Absolutely everything needed to knit this shawl. 

So do you want to see how it came out? I got some shots. 

It was plain old garter stitch for a while. And then you had to pay attention to the edging. A very fun knit. 


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