Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Healing Hat Complete

If you haven't knit the wurm pattern you probably should.  It's a satisfying knit and you will not be disappointed.  I finished this hat in less than 48 hours of casting on and my left forearm will never be the same.

Caution:  you should rest your hands and arms when the begin to ache.  Oh well, the slight discomfort I'm feeling was worth it.  My friend's daughter LOVED her gift and I know she will have fun wearing it when the cold weather arrives and stays.

The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo and my, so squishy and lovely.  I will definitely knit with Arroyo again.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


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.

How was your weekend?  This weekend welcomed back the heat and humidity, sigh.  I know I was bragging about the cool air and sort of gloated on about it.  Well I guess that is now flipped on me, I am hot and hiding in the AC, dreaming of cooler days.

There hasn't been much rain for quite some time, the duck pond that I daily pass on a walk is at an all time low level, the poor goose can walk across the pond now.  Our pool needs water, but my husband is reluctant to fill it only to drain it to a lower level to close it.

Hey!  Guess what?  We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary yesterday!  We went out to a new for us restaurant for lunch then went over to our dear friend's house for dinner.  Their daughter says thank you for the well wishes and prayers.  Continue to keep her in your thoughts, she's healing but it's a journey.

28 things I like about him:

-he agrees with me most of the time
-he lets me pick most of the restaurants
-he's kind
-and forgiving
-we talk at the same time with the same sentence
-he loves Frodo as much as I do
-he glues my broken stuff (I am messy with glue...)
-he kills the yellow jackets
-he notices when I get a haircut (most of the time)
-he tried knitting once....and did not like it
-we take turns being a worrier and never at the same time
-he will eat my half eaten whatever--cake, soup, toast
-he likes to tease me but quits when I get touchy about it
-he laughs at my jokes
-he makes me laugh at Mass when we should be laughing
-we like to ride aimlessly in a car going nowhere and everywhere
-he will PATIENTLY sit in a yarn store while I browse
-(I cannot be patient in any store he picks and that makes him awesome!)
-I can knit a present for him right in front of him and he's oblivious
-he knows the difference between crochet and knitting 
-he truly believes he will not fall asleep during a golf game and does
-he was the night owl that stayed up late as teenagers strolled in
-he grills and I don't
-he has a great sense of direction and I do not
-he cannot remember anyone's name, and I do
-we love to people watch and comment
-he likes hand knit socks and I love to knit hand knit socks! 
-he's my best friend

Phew!  Quite the list :)  

How was your weekend?  Please share with us and we will visit each other.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sights and Sounds of Late Summer Days

Oh this week has been glorious, the humidity gone, and a brisk chill is in the air in the mornings.  I know, I know, it's too early for this change.  Well, don't worry, the warm weather will be back tomorrow almost reaching 90 degrees once more.  I'm at peace with another warm up, you see, I know that these warm ups are limited now.

This week was the start of school in our area and with that is a bit of stillness and silence.  Even the cicadas are being quiet..maybe they're in school as well!  I used to love when school started, new pens, pencils, notebooks and new teachers.  I felt comforted being wrapped in a schedule with syllabuses.

I finished the hat for my dear friend's daughter, thank you for your well wishes and comments, I've passed them on.  Oh and she loved the hat!!  Currently, I'm am resting a sore forearm from all the aggressive knitting that I did.  The pain was worth it though.  I can still knit but I know my body and rest is what is needed for two or three days.

Have a lovely weekend and see you Sunday!