Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snow Day

It's rare to get a snow day for me. I have four wheel drive and unless the bridges are closed, I'm at work. With the predicted blizzard nobody took a chance and we all stayed home. I did do some work earlier in the day but afterwards I got down to some spinning and reading. And we never lost power which we were thankful for. 

And yes - my daughter is a bit crazy. That snow play lasted about 40 seconds. Then straight to the woodstove she went. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yarn Along

I started another pair of socks. I decided to change it up a bit and try the Atlantic Current Socks by Melissa Sibley. Such a fun pattern!  Im using some stash yarn - the tag says Supersock Select by Potluck Yarn. It's a nice sturdy yarn that's soft and should wear well. 

I'm still reading the The Amish Knitting Circle and really enjoying it.  It feels good to get my nose back in a book!

Joining Ginny and the others for inspiration. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015


It was kind of a lazy weekend. I woke up Saturday with the urge to do nothing but knit and bake. So that's what I did. I felt guilty for about 5 minutes but it passed. I read for a while, listened to some podcasts and updated Ravelry. Now we are preparing for a blizzard that's going to last from Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning. So it looks like a couple of "work from home" days ahead and more knitting by the fire. 

No complaints from me. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Holly & Mistletoe Socks

I finished my Christmas socks.  And once I had some time to dedicate to them they actually knit up really fast.  

Mother Nature played nice and provided some snow early this morning for a quick photo shoot.

These will get tucked away in my drawer for next Christmas.

In the meantime I'm trying hard not go back and purchase more yarn from her shop.

Especially since I have five other projects on the needles.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Yarn Along

There's lots going on in my fiber world lately.  There is spinning but it's 3 pounds of brown romney so that's a little boring.  There's about 6 different knitting projects and we will get to those another day.  In the meantime there is the scarf that I'm weaving.  The warp is Socks That Rock in medium weight.   The weft - sock yarn from my stash and of course I lost the tag!  The striping is pleasing and it is very soft.  I can't wait to see the drape when it comes off the loom.

And.... I'm reading.  The Amish Knitting Circle.  I really like it so far.  A nice break to read about the simple life to escape my sometimes very hectic life!

Joining Ginny

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 on Tuesday

Here are 10 Things That I'm Happy About. Simple and easy!

1. The relaxed feeling I have after the retreat this weekend. Friends, crafting, nature and laughing. All good things. 
2. The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl!
3.  I got new yarn. Yay me. It came in the mail over the weekend and the colors make me smile. 
4. Feeling organized. I'm still utilizing all my New Years planners and apps and feeling a bit more together. 
5. My perky new short haircut. It's much easier. Easier to style and easier to keep the grey under cover. 
6. My new book list. I found a bunch of books that I have been adding to my list each week. I think I may actually get some reading done. And some of the books on my list I already own. Kinda like knitting from the stash. You get the picture. 
7. Spring is less than nine weeks away. I know it's going to be a long nine weeks though! 
8. The Oscars are coming and I'm trying to see at least half of the nominated movies. I'd love to see them all but I don't know if I'll be able to make it happen. 
9. Working on my One Word project for 2015. I really need to finish my January prompt before February gets here. 
10. My weaving project. I used stash yarn and it's coming out real nice. And I'm happy to be weaving again.

The picture above was from this weekend.  It actually looks more like a drawing than a picture and I'm not sure why.  I took with my iPhone and used no apps or filters.  But I love the look on the deer's face.  It makes me happy!

Link up with Carole to find more happiness!


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