Friday, February 24, 2017

Knitting Karma and Other News

I finished those socks, you know the ones I grumbled about over and over again.  I believe I knit into each stitch too much bad karma.  You see, I decided to do an afterthought heel (not my favorite but it works well with weird stripping).  I proudly finished the heels and buried the threads and thought "gee these look fantastic" and the DO.

But they do not fit my feet.  There was no way I was going to undo and re-knit the socks at the toe or at the heel.  I'm finished with them.   Don't worry though, I know whose feet they will fit, my daughter can proudly wear them.

So my socks have a happy ending.

I love knitting my sweater, this is my slow and savory knitting.  You know, the kind you want to just sit and knit and enjoy each blessed stitch.  The progress is slow but the therapy I'm getting while knitting is in multitudes.

My asana shawl is the project I'm most excited about.  I knew when I arrived at the beading portion of the directions I would be obsessed with doing more rows and more beads.  Just wait until the shawl is blocked! That is when the bead magic begins.  I'm getting giddy just thinking about it.

The weather here is warm, too warm!  Last night I was hot even with the window opened.  Who would ever think that a window would be opened in February?  I walked the dog twice yesterday and today I'm tired and a little slow.  I need to build up my stamina.

I shopped for a new pair of sneakers for casual walking.  I found some and hope they meet my expectations.  Shopping for shoes is difficult because of my RA.  I'm hopeful I found THE pair because this time I asked the sales people for advice and opinions.

This past week, I've been mindful of my eating habits and find that I feel so much better.  I'm not doing anything drastic, just eating more fruits and vegetables, keeping track and eating way less garbage.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Currently on the Needles

Much to my delight, I found Britt-Marie was Here in paperback over the past weekend at the bookstore.  I've been wanting to read this book for quite a while.  Backman's writing style reminds me of Roald Dahl for adults.  Also I started Small Victories by Anne Lamott, she is such a fantastic writer and observer of life.  She's a treat to read!

Today I'll be doing afterthought heels on my socks in a pretty lilac that doesn't match but definitely "goes" with the socks.  I continue to make progress on my shawl and sweater, but no photos today.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Monday, February 20, 2017


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.

We had the best weather ever over the weekend.  Blue skies, warm air-- I loved it!  I had my first walk of not wearing a hat or mitts or a scarf.  I felt free and easy - unfettered in my fleece jacket.
My confession is that I do like the signs of spring.  My love of winter will never waiver, but spring has some awesome moments in my life.

My husband and I had dinner at a chinese restaurant laughing over our fortunes.  Mine spoke truth!

Saturday we tackled some pesky household duties.  I bought some new furniture knobs to replace one I broke on our bedroom set (very old, bought by my parent's in 1961).  Now I'm trying to be gentle as I yank open drawers..

My husband started to work on the kid's bathroom again.  He redid the bathroom last April but during the holidays we discovered a water stain on the ceiling.  When he went up in the attic he accidentally stepped on the drywall of the ceiling (doh!!) so he's re-taping and re-mudding the ceiling.  Also we had a roofer come and fix the minor leak.

We walked every day, had grilled chicken and simple salads for dinner.  

How was your weekend?