Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Currently on the Needles

Oh my needles are flying, well, at least to me they are flying.  I finished my table runner, thank you for all the lovely compliments.  I have returned to my gloves and as you can see, I've completed the thumb gusset and two fingers.  I believe I'll be casting on the other hand tonight.  Finger knitting goes very fast.

I'm nearly finished with Between, Georgia and I'm loving every minute I'm reading it.  The story is fast pace and I have no idea what will happen and that makes me want to read a bit more.  The book is an easy light read and I recommend it.  I also have my Mary Oliver book that was a gift from my daughter over Christmas.  Since it's poetry month, I've been reading bits here and there.

Deborah over at Square Grannie gave a wonderful review of David Copperfield so I've downloaded the book on my ipad that that will be my read during the day.  I'm assuming that this book will take me quite a while, and that's fine.  I have only read three of his novels:  A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.  I'm looking forward to adding another title to my list.

What are reading and knitting this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fresh and New

Over the weekend, I finished my table runner and when I tucked in that last bit of yarn, I knew that this runner would grace my loved coffee table in the family room.  Oh this table has seen so much life!  I've talked about this table and how when the kids are home you can barely see the surface.

This is the table that has numerous nicks due to a baby son hammering away along the edges with his toys many years ago. This table has seen cities built with pokemon figures, lego men, and my little ponies made by two children and lots of imagination.  I just can't part with this table-too many memories.  So I have accessorized it!  I love how this runner looks.  No soaking and blocking this time, just plain old steam iron.

Ravelry notes are here

Monday, April 14, 2014


The weekend was warm, sunny and bright filled with two walks a day.  Sure there were chores like laundry to start and finish and frantic list of what needs to be completed by next weekend.  But tucked in the frenzy were numerous quiet moments.

-blue toe nail polish and sandals
-back porch swing and cushions dusted off and in place
-drinking in the daylight, sunlight and fresh air
-iced tea!  (decaf of course)
-quickly knitting up a few small presents for Easter
-a rice salad and cooking the salmon for me (yum!) and the steak for him on the outside grill
-seeing the lawn turning green a little more each day

how was your weekend?

Joining Amanda