Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Currently on the Needles


As of this morning, I am faced with knitting the thumb! I am so excited to be nearing the end of this fun knit :)  I believe that knitting a glove is just as easy as knitting a sock.  All you need is two sets of dpns and the best part is you can fit the glove to your hand to know how long each finger is to be!  If you haven't knit gloves before I highly suggest this pattern.  Ravelry notes are here.

Can you believe I'm on another book?  I know, there must be something wrong with me.  I finished Mary Oliver's A Thousand Mornings poetry collection over the holiday weekend.  I loved the poems and the way she sees the world.  This collection is a great way to dip your toes into the poetry waters. I continue to read David Copperfield on my Ipad and have been enjoying the story.

The book in the photo is really captivating even though I'm in the beginnings.  Again, I shamelessly chose this book initially from the cover art but the blurb on the back sealed the purchase.  The story is still unfolding and for now I'm happy with the pace and the way the author is unveiling the plot.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekends

my sister baked this glorious cake!

Oh my goodness!  This weekend was filled with:

-car rides, sunshine and family
-seeing the kids and their significant others
-seeing my sister and her family
-seeing my dad and my step mom
-eating too much good food and that cake!  it was delicious :)
-spending time with my sister and a lunch out just the two of us
-walking and enjoying the views and nice weather
-Easter vigil Mass with my family
-more car rides and knitting and vowing to get back to the healthy food ;)
-returning to a long list of chores and errands to run today
-enjoying a three day break from obligations

how was your weekend?

Joining Amanda

Friday, April 18, 2014

Springtime, Ponchos, and Chocolate Bunnies


Each day that comes and goes feels more like spring and less like winter.  I've noticed some grape hyacinth are starting to bloom along the roadside on my walks.  Little tiny volunteers on the wood's edge that just reflect happiness.

As a child, I loved Christmas for the presents, and Easter for the candy.  I remember sitting outside in a spring jacket with my sister eating chocolate bunnies and plotting various ways to sneak an extra piece out of my basket without my mother knowing.  I never did execute that plan successfully, but the childlike thinking and scheming was such fun.  I remember scratchy dresses, crocheted ponchos to wear to Easter Mass and the smell of spring flowers in massive bloom outside in gardens and inside the church.

Easter was and is:  ham, hard boiled eggs, jelly beans, chocolate, family gathering, itchy clothes, long Masses, jello, potato salad, wicker Easter baskets, loose Easter grass Everywhere!, perfumed ladies at church and new white tights.

Since my two children are older, my Easter planning is a simple easy affair.  I'm looking forward to seeing them both and having a busy quick weekend!

Have a blessed Easter weekend and I do hope you each have a chocolate Easter bunny :)