Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Currently on the Needles


I know I stated previously that I was finished knitting this cowl series.  I made three of them that I gave as Christmas presents.  I wanted one for myself but was tired of the pattern.  Yesterday, I recovered from that feeling and cast on one for myself.  I want my March to be "finish all of the wintry items so I can focus on bright colors".  This lofty goal is not set in stone, as a knitter you can always change your mind on what you want to knit.  Right? Oh and I did finish that super fast aran weight cowl!

I finished The Peach Keeper and overall the novel was a light and easy read which I enjoyed.  For lent, I've been reading a chapter of this book, Linking Your Beads every day or every other day.  While at the religious store with my daughter before lent began this book caught my eye.  It's filled to the brim with the history of the rosary and explains prayer beads in other cultures and religions before the practice of the rosary that we know today.  I love learning and relearning what I know about my faith.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekends


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog. 


My weekend -

-our daughter was home for the weekend along with her fiance
-pizza one night, a home cooked dinner of chicken and roasted potatoes the other
-waiting for an epic snow storm and getting about 2 inches, 3 inches if you are wishing for lots
-wedding cake samples (not what is in that photo)
-cupcakes, chocolate chip muffins, sugar cookies- oh my!
-seriously thinking of giving up the sweets any day now (once those two lonely cupcakes are gone)
-missing my daily walks, the weather is not cooperating these days
-cups of tea and watching tv and knitting, a perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend
-we are tired!  My husband and I are going to sink being two
-leftovers for dinner and a quiet evening ahead

how was your weekend? I'd love to hear!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Little Moments to Share



Just a few happenings this week that I noticed while bracing the frigid temperatures a second time around.  On Tuesday Frodo and I did our walk in 24 degrees and I considered that "warm".  My how perception changes when you are facing zero degrees.  Early mornings and late evenings are staying lighter longer and with those hours stretching comes more activity.  Gone is my hibernation feeling, I am ready for more outdoor activities!

This week our sparrow who lives in the little tree beside our house has been sunning herself and leaving tiny foot prints in the snow.  She is ready for spring - I predict there will be little babies once again.  The deer continue to hang out at the wood's edge, we've seen up to eight and frequently they are sleeping under the trees, content and secure.

On our walk, Frodo and I discovered large animal prints in the snow, he went mad following the scent and I wondered, bear?  (nope, hibernating most likely) large cat?  (doubt it) and circled back to the prints most likely were made by another domestic dog who was out for a walk.  I did enjoy the free thinking and daydreaming that went with the wondering.

My husband surprised me with flowers on Tuesday and each morning I walk by the bouquet and smile.  We tend to be low key in the gift giving, so the surprise was a fun one.

Have a wonderful weekend!