Sunday, February 7, 2016

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.





I'm posting early today because it's the Superbowl.  Now don't think for one single second that I care about the Superbowl, you know, the game itself.  I care about the food we will be sharing with friends who are coming over.  I know I am only interested in the commercials and the half time show, and maybe some other folks do as well.  My husband cares, really cares about the game if it's close, if it's a blowout well then he cares a little less.


My weekend was "deer" themed.  Everywhere I turned there was a deer staring at me.  And they are bold!  I was lucky to get some photos while they stared me down, daring me to snap the camera.  Friday night was dinner in because of my husband's crazy work schedule, he wanted to not go anywhere.

Saturday was a whole day at home as well.  I did some knitting and reading.  We watched a few more episodes of Merlin while multitasking.  I added a few more inches onto that big blanket.  Oh, thanks for all the lovely compliments about the blanket.  I am going to try really hard to enjoy the process.


How was your weekend?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Ginny Yarn, Blanket Progress and a Spring Visitor


Did you know I was one of the lucky ones to buy some of Ginny's yarn? Yup.  I'm kind of excited about it.  I've been searching through ravelry looking for THE pattern.  I've got a few in mind but haven't committed to a specific one.  Sometimes the daydreaming and the wondering are enough. I do have it sitting right beside me so I can stare lovingly at it occasionally.


Oh the blanket!  It is slowly growing and chugging along.  Every single night I commit one hour to it.  Last week, I tormented myself with "how much do I have to knit before it's 5 feet by 5 feet?".  I loved not knowing and imagining I was close.  Well....I did the math.  Right now it's 4 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet and I'm nearing to the beginning of the round.


I have to knit two times more around and that is......wait for it......almost 1000 MORE yards.  Yikes!  It's a very sobering number and kind of depressing.  So I agonized and tried to decide, do I want to frame it with two different wools of the same color, you know finish it off pretty like.  I just couldn't decide, so I decided to not decide.  That was the best decision.  I'm just going to keep on knitting with my scraps and hopefully one day I'll finish it.

I also gave up the idea of finishing by spring.  The pressure was too much.  So now I'm happy with my blanket once more.  What a crazy idea to make a blanket out of sock yarn on size four needles.  Honestly, I must have lost my mind.


I was in the local yarn shop (like I need more yarn....) and listened to a lady tell of seeing seven robins!  I looked about and saw deer.  However, I did hear a robin or two.  So while I wait for a real robin sighting, I give you my son's origami hummingbird.  Too sweet.


My daughter is visiting in March while her husband is at a week long conference.  I am excited about this, sometimes the unexpected is simply the best.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Currently on the Needles


This week, I'm reading the same two books.  On the Kindle I'm reading The Song of the Lark and it's a soothing read, nothing stressful and it's quite relaxing to read.  My other book, Blue Asylum started off with a great beginning but the story line is getting quite weird, and it's weird not in a good way I guess for me.  I will finish it because I want to see what will happen, the writing is perfectly fine.

I've been working on the baby blanket these days and I am seeing much progress.  I love big projects that are mindless and I can read my Kindle while knitting this blanket, double the pleasure!!

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams