This was a good weekend in so many ways.  Last weekend we were traveling, this weekend was a stay-at-home-do-nothing weekend.  But I did lots.  Yesterday, I worked on my second 'neutral' cowl out of three.  I don't think I have enough yarn for four, but you never know. 

After I sang the praises of knitting the same thing over and over again, I'm starting to feel a little bit like I'm ready for something else.  So I went on Ravelry and spent ages looking at patterns.  I'm specifically interested in using up scrap worsted weight wool.

Holly the cat in the SAFE zone but being a nosy little cat.

Today I rearranged my wools, mostly the DK and worsted weight.  I have a lot of both, yet not enough in certain colors.  After blissfully perusing my stash, I made a list of order of importance for knitting the rest of the gifts. 

I still have a lot of knitting to do, good thing I'm into knitting for others this season.

Holly the cat likes to bat these two things off the shelf every day.  Yes, I knit both, no I do not not remember the patterns.  They were before ravelry...

my mom made these pumpkins years ago

Zoe our dear dog before the fearless Frodo, she was full of soul and zen.
 This afternoon I read The Catcher in the Rye, I'm trying to finish it before I go to bed.  This might happen!

second neutral cowl out of three
My cat, Holly,  loves wool as much as I do.  She likes to seek out skeins and then throw them all about in wild abandon.  I hear her frolicking and yet never seem to connect her joy with my treasures.  I was finishing up the orange cowl and found TWO pulls.  Grr.

She also found a gift skein for my cat sitter, now it is not giftable, unless you like a messed up skein of sock wool.  Most of the time she just makes a big tangle mess, with maybe one nibble bite.  So it looks worse than what it is. 

As you can see by the photo above, this is the only way to keep the wool.  I've tried a decoy skein but she wants to seek and destroy ALL she can find.  Frodo never looked at wool,  although he nibbled some furniture.

We have a new heat pump!  With the new system is a new thermostat, now we are 'old' people trying to figure out what temperature it is we like, numbers and readings are relative.  Our conversations are thus:

'guess what temperature the thermostat says?'
'do you really think it's 70 or more like 74?'
'should we make it colder?'
'is the system on?'  (yes the system is on, it's ultra quiet compared to the previous one)
'were you hot last night?' (YES!)

Overall we are thrilled to have the upgrade.


How was your weekend?


  1. Similar to yours .........lots of knitting and reading.

    Giroux got into yarn when he was younger. Now he mostly leaves it alone. Maybe Holly will outgrow getting into the yarn too.

  2. Sounds like a nice, relaxed weekend. We got home Friday from vacation...trying to catch up:. laundry, groceries, etc. A little knitting (yay).

  3. I did get some time with yarn so my weekend ended up pretty good, can't believe it is over already! Have a wonderful week.

  4. Our weekend was quiet. The days were rainy, cool, and gray but great for being indoors with a cup of tea. Last night my husband watched the Nebraska football game while I sat upstairs and knitted on Norah's Christmas stocking with a cup of tea. I'm not much of a football fan. Church and coffee this a.m. I love knitting with scraps. I don't mind weaving in ends which helps. The limitation of the scraps prompts creativity for me. I'll be anxious to see what you choose to knit with yours.

  5. My weekend was full of guests, laundry, some knitting, and wishing for some cool fall breezes instead of 80s, humidity, and rain. I do hope Holly outgrows her wild abandon with wool and the objects you've knit as she grows up. No more pulls and nibbles!

  6. I had time to do some sewing and some knitting this weekend and a wonderful book dinner with friends from church. Feeling pretty ready for a new week. I always love the photo stories in your posts.

  7. I admit Mylo has danced with my knitting across the room in wild abandon, but I've usually been able to catch him in the act and save it before any pulls or holes. A cat would defeat me. We have an extended weekend as Smith has the day off. We're working on a redo of a bathroom so that will keep us (him) busy. Happy Monday!

  8. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Mine was nice also. Spent Saturday watching the dog slip & slide on the new laminate flooring. It's much slipperier than the old carpet. Sunday was spent at a fiber festival. Today will be spent trying to figure out how to survive until payday on the last 10 cents I didn't spend at the festival. :)

  9. How I love the adventures of Holly and Frodo! Our weekend was quiet, Rob spent Saturday painting the garage while I puttered around the yard. Yesterday found us being frustrated once again by the Giants, we thought they finally were going to have a second wind but no... I'm nearly finished with the Ingrid's Cowl knit that I got from Twisted and am getting ready to begin a scarf for Mary's boyfriend. I am FINALLY getting the hang of knitting, LOL!

  10. We had a quiet weekend doing very little. The joys of Holly and Frodo thy always make me smile.

  11. I can relate. Fezzik goes after ANY yarn with any wool in it the second I put it down. I am vigilant about it. I dont want to get angry with im if he damages a knit. My weekend was odd. We had old friends for dinner last night. The weather was crazy cloudy drizzly and dreary and the way it bothered me was too severe. TOday is glorious warm, 80, sunny. I must prepare for the coming cold but Im not sure how. My dinner did turn out really well so that was a plus

  12. Similar to yours.. minus the knitting and yarn. :)
    But we did nothing.. stayed home and yet did a lot.


  13. Your weekend looks/sounds lovely - I'm ready for a stay-home/do nothing one myself :-)

  14. It's so amazing to me how cats can squeeze onto small surfaces and be so high up. Do you watch the Cherry Purls podcast? It's a mom and daughter duo who live on the outskirts of New Orleans. Purl, one of their cats has got quite a personality and often there is found chewed on yarn and pulls.
    Thank you for the card love, the birthday love for my teenager, and all the support you shine in your comments on my little blog. I'd like to video some card tutorials but I've been whippin' out them things last minute and can't do it on the spot. I'd have to remake a card I think but I had ideas to make mini videos on different techniques I use to make my cards.


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