Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Currently on the Needles

Hello!  This is going to be a short and quick post.  I am thoroughly enjoying my book immensely, I cannot put it down :)  I shudder at the thought that I was contemplating on giving up the read when I first started.  Crazy right?

My socks are slowly making progress, I am nearing the heel flap of the second sock and soon I'll have a pair of woolen socks for the fall weather.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Block Scarf Complete

Last fall my husband requested a thin purple scarf while we were exploring a fiber festival.  You know me, I was thrilled to have a quest and a project to plan.  I found some lace weight yarn (jaggerspun) and already knew I would create a simple block pattern, alternating purls and knits.

While knitting with two strands held together on size three needles, I found the project "rustic".  I kept hoping that blocking would soften the fabric and make the stitches even.  Well my oh my!!  The blocking did wonders!

Doesn't it always??

I love the way the stitches pop and how the scarf turned out exactly as I imagined.  Ravelry notes are here.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


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.

This weekend I reclaimed the coffee table - you know what that means, our son left to go back up to Boston until he visits sometime in the summer (nothing planned as of yet).  He left Saturday morning so I blitzed the house, tidied up counters and corners and righted my visual world.

We had a great week together but my, I'm tired! This extra-rainy drippy weekend was nice to hibernate and rest up.  I read my book off and on, and when I wasn't reading, I was knitting away.

Today I went to Mass and we ran some errands together just the two of us.  We took back roads to our destination instead of the highway.  I loved seeing spring time in the rolling hills and mountains.  I wonder about the people who live in the houses, are they happy?  is it their dream home? etc...

There was homemade pizza (and then leftovers today!) - a carrot cake from my husband's students - dark chocolate - iced tea - bagels - salad

How was your weekend??