Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celebrate ! ! ! !

We've experienced 2013
Anticipate 2014

Let's CELEBRATE ! ! ! ! 

Wishing you a very



Friday, December 27, 2013


Lots of swatching goin' on 'round here.

I've been checking for stitch gauge and for the feel of the fabric

For my next CustomFit cardigan

It's another stockinette sweater

This time with a cable design next to the button band.

The design comes from a sweater pattern in the winter edition of Knitter's magazine

That I'd been browsing at Barnes & Noble.

It just popped right out at me.

Am going BLUE for a change.


The sun is shining,

Temp is up

And it's time for lunch



Thursday, December 26, 2013


This will be my first blog post entirely from my iPad
Christmas day was terrific‼️


Am hoping your's was also‼️‼️



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Two Adult Tickets, Please

While daughter Gloria was visiting
she and I went to first day 
showing of
The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire

We went to the matinee and avoided the evening crowds.

When leaving the theater,
crowds there were
waiting to get into the evening showing..  
Hoards of Hunger Game fans

While I am no way one of them

Yes, so Effie Trinket now resides next to my laptop.
She's rocking her blue metallic outfit.

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Oh, yes,
Katniss Everdeen is right along side of Effie.


We did get ~2"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sox Rock !

Staying cozy Friday while waiting for our wintery mix of weather to arrive.

Snow didn't come 'til evening

staying cozy involves listening to Christmas music and knitting on a triangular scarf.
I love How The Grinch Stole Christmas narrated by Boris Karloff.
Oh, Mr. Grrrrrrrinch 

These grape-y purple worsted weight sox are going to be put to good use this winter.
they're darn right wonderful feeling.

Another pair of worsted winter sox.

This pair was knit several years before I found my Passion for 40" circular needles.
This is the one and only pair 
of sox knit on my Round Loom.  
Not bad for a first timer.
They do keep the toes toasty warm.

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Snow is falling this evening in fat clumps.
It's a wet snow, folks.
Let's hope not too much stick to the trees.

In the next couple of days the slow-cooker beef roast is going to hit the spot as the snow accumulates
- something like four to five inches is predicted -
The roast and it's veggies
and a batch of hot-out-of-the-oven cheddar biscuits
should do it.

And we'll see how the weatherman's prediction goes.
One thing for certain,
it's not going to the last time we get snow this winter.

Let it snow.
Let it snow.
Let it snow.


What A Way To Start The Day ! ! !

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
Oh, What a Beautiful Day ! ! ! 
Temp is 26 degrees, feels like 17
With a Wintery mix of Precip expected later.

What better way to start a winter day than to Carmelize a pan of Onions?
Wonderful accent to our Soup at Lunchtime  ! ! ! 

Perhaps before the weather arrives,
we'll be able to get in a trip to 
our local Barnes & Noble
for a cup of Americana 
and a Holiday Sugar Cookie

Maybe even a chance to use B&N 25% off coupon!

Enjoy these Winter days ! ! ! 


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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Another Willow for Warmth

Another Willow Cowl.
This time using a sock weight yarn.
A lovely addition to a winter wardrobe.

Gifted, so I guess a third version
will be in the works.


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stop for A Quick Ice Cream Treat

Is there any place better than Central Dairy
for a quick taste of your favorite treat?

Whether a small dish of Extreme Moose Tracks


a healthy Banana Split !

Who could resist the temptation???

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

REDdy for Winter

How 'bout a pair of really, really red House Sox for
a frigid December-January!!
You're right if you are thinking you've seen
this yarn before,
still haven't cast on the socks.
But with the weather about to turn more
wintery it may be about time to get busy.
*See Footnote below

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Red's a holiday color
just perfect for a mixer who beats and mixes
for our pleasure.
Think Sugar Cookies in shapes of
bells, wreaths and snowmen ! ! !


A Red cardigan will be perfect to wear
Christmas, New Years and right on through to Valentine's Day
Cupid's favorite color


provided by Keds

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