Friday, October 2, 2015

Winter is coming

It's really getting chilly here.  All day the high has only been 50 degrees.  I've been in the house with long sleeves, socks, jeans and a hoodie.  I refuse to turn on the furnace yet.  Crazy, I know!  Believe me, it will happen soon enough!

Here are the envelopes I sent out this week to my sweeties.  

And then, I started a new pair of socks almost two weeks ago and thankfully, they're done now.  I used the pattern, "Hermione's Everyday Socks" with Manos Del Uruguay yarn - Alegria in the "Pindo 8855" color way with size #1 needles.  My daughter will be thrilled!  She claimed the yarn for herself right after I bought it.

Then, my sister visited on Tuesday and brought me a lovely present that she got at a fiber show…..isn't it so pretty?  Now, to decide what to make with it…..

And that's the news……not much, but boring is good!  I hope you all have a pleasant and fun week.  Until next time……….

Friday, September 25, 2015

Love Autumn...

I'm thrilled with this weather!  We've had a warmer September than all of August, if you can believe it. The grass is still green, the leaves continue to hang on the trees, the tomatoes are still ripening on the vines, and unless you look at the calendar, it seems like summer.  I really wish it would last all year!

My carpeting is all in, and believe it or not, everything works including the TV even with that mass of wires that I showed you last week.  My husband must be some sort of genius.  I seriously thought TV shopping would be in our future before this….but all is well (for now).  Although he still is hell bent on getting a stainless refrigerator……lol!

Here are the envelopes I sent out this week:

And, I finished another pair of socks.  These will be added to the Christmas gift bag… is another Laule'a pattern using Dream in Color - Classy worsted yarn in the Kettle-dyed Magic Orchid color way.  I used size #6 needles and these knit up super fast!

After making four pair of those, I got a bit tired of them so decided to go a different route.  I am using Manos Del Uruguay - Alegria yarn in the "Pindo (8855)" color way next.  I'm making the Hermione's Everyday sock pattern.  Here's the beginning of the first sock:

So, that's about the news here.  Nothing too exciting, that's for sure!  Hope you are boring too….boring is good! Have a good week, my friends and do something fun for yourself.  You deserve it!

Friday, September 18, 2015

One down - one to go

That's right!  My carpet installers were here last Tuesday to change over the master bedroom carpeting and the loft and will be back this coming Tuesday for the living center, dining room and staircase.  They not only took up all the old carpeting and pad, but also moved all the furniture back and forth.  I was worried that we wouldn't be able to sleep in our "Sleep Number" bed that night, but my guys knew all about them and we had no trouble.  Whew!

Hopefully, I can tell you that this coming Tuesday will be as uneventful, but when you look at the mess behind our TV, I shutter!!  AND please don't blame this mess on me!  Believe it or not, our TV and surround sound was professionally installed……..which, of course, makes it even worse when it all gets moved to replace the carpeting underneath it.  UGH!  Two bits we won't be watching TV Tuesday night……double ugh!

I sent out envelopes to my girls, naturally……and even lost one in the transfer to my blog so you're missing one…..oh well!

And then there is the knitting.  Believe it or not, I finished two pair this week.  Yes, they were done with worsted yarn on size #6 needles, but still…..!!  I have three pair of these to go for Christmas gifts but after four pair already, I'm taking a break and will knit something else first.

So, that's the news!  Nothing very exciting, and I'm kind of happy for that.  At my age, boring is good!

Have a fun week, my friends!

Friday, September 11, 2015

It's official - summer is over!

Last Sunday, we hosted our annual family pool party.  The weather was perfect, the food was yummy and everyone had a good time.  Next Thursday the pool gets closed up for winter and another summer will be over.  Sometimes it goes too fast for me……I relish the warmer weather…..but live in a cold state.  Crazy! (Incidentally, don't go looking for me in the pool…..I didn't go in that day.  lol)

After supper the little ones used their drawing skills to decorate our walkway.  Stupid me didn't take a picture of it until the next day after it rained.  Where was my brain?

Of course, I sent out envelopes this week.  Just because school started, doesn't mean my sweeties don't like mail with good books inside.

AND….whooppee, I finished another pair of socks this week.  These were made with worsted weight yarn and are quite thick.  They also were knit with bigger needles which made them go fast…right up my alley!  This is the same pattern that I used on the purple ones I showed you recently.

So, that's it for this week.  Tuesday starts the carpet installation and I'm not looking forward to it…..although I can't wait until it's all done and my stuff is all back where it belongs.  Just moving the little things is a pain, believe me.  I'm finding things I didn't even remember I had.  lol

Have a great week, my friends and PLEASE do something you love…it's so important for your mental health.

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's decided…..

Well, I did it!  This morning I put a deposit on carpeting for the majority of the house.  I finally decided and I'm happy!  Now I wish it was done already because I really can't even imagine the craziness of moving all those rooms of furniture, bedding, etc.  Actually, my salesman called me a week ago and told me of an upcoming sale where they will remove all the old carpeting, dispose of it and the old padding, plus move the furniture out of the room (and hopefully put it back in) for free…to be included in the price of the carpeting.  Well, who could beat that?  That, in itself, saved me almost $700… today I did it.  Now to wait ……maybe I can be gone when it happens and let my hubby deal with it.  Now, that would really be good!

I sent out these envelopes (with books inside, naturally) to my sweeties:

And then… many of you have tried Panera's summer strawberry salad?  Oh my, it's so yummy so I tried duplicating it at home……but I forgot the pecans, and I even had some….poop!  It was a good though and I'm going to make more until the strawberries get yucky.  My specialty store even carried the Panera Low Fat Poppyseed dressing.  Soooooo good!

Lastly, I even started and finished a whole pair of socks last week…..(can you believe…..1 week for 2 socks?)  Actually, they were made with worsted yarn and knit with #6 needles so they went super fast.  My friend knit some for herself and told me about them.  She said they would be perfect for just lounging in the winter…….(I doubt if they'd even fit in shoes, they're so thick).  lol  I'm going to make a few pair for Christmas gifts.

So, that's the news this week.  Sunday we're hosting the annual family pool party and amazingly the weather is cooperating.  The temps are supposed to hit 90!  It's almost unbelievable.  There have been years when we've already had the pool closed by Sept 6th it's been so cold……I think an angel is watching over us this year!!

So, my friends, enjoy your holiday weekend and be well!  It won't be long until winter sets in and it's cold again…….I even saw Christmas decorations for sale in a Joanne fabric store yesterday.  Ugh!