Monday, March 30, 2009

A lost week into a weekend

I am back after a long week fighting what I thought were allergies which was actually allergies with a underlying cold. After a crazy week ending on Friday...I crawled into my jammies and stayed there all weekend long. Mr80grit was wonderful, we had homemade meals, he rented a video that I wanted to see. No knitting has really been done in a week as I was totally drained by the time I got home each day. I spent a lot of time on Saturday and Sunday on the couch with 'nurse' Isabelle and 'nurse' Fergie. They kept me warm and all the TLC I wanted. Little China I think was not feeling well on Saturday and only came downstairs once but on Sunday was up and down the stairs all day. China's health always seem to parallel mine, it is wierd but I swear that little kitty china has the same allergies as I do.

But this morning I woke up feeling a ton better. The sun was shinning on the four inches of snow we got under the night..most of which has now melted. Maybe I will get some photos of the shawl in the beautiful sunlight this week. Depending on the storms.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Blocking completed

Well this weekend I did get the blocking done. This is the rack that we do all the dry flat clothes on. It is so awesome! Five levels and blows unheated air so things dry quickly.

I also got my forest canopy shawl blocked. Here it is pinned. It measured 72 x 41 inches.

I absolutely love it and even wore it on Sunday. But it was dark and cloudy yesterday so no good photos were taken. Then today it snowed. Which I was happy about as that kept the pollen from blowing around today so tonight my allergies are on the down/low side.

I am happy spring has arrived, it just is an allergy yucky time. I am very limited in what I can take so I do what I can and try to ignore it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

too much to block, not enough time

I have been knitting and did finish the birthday socks for Mr80grit. Now it is time to do some serious washing and blocking. I have two pair of socks for him to wear and a shawl that needs to be blocked as I need it for this beautiful spring weather. Too warm in the morning for a coat but too cool not to have something. Plus the new shawl is wonderful colors of greens and such. So I have set a goal of the projects to be on the drying racks by tomorrow night at the very least.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunny Saturday

Well we are getting beautiful days but still cold temperatures in the morning. I got a new camera this week but I haven't taken it outside to take picture yet and I am learning how to use it as it is more advanced that my old point and shoot digital. But pictures will be coming.

Mr80grit (named so for his face if he has shaved) has been enjoying my new camera also. He is the researcher and deal finder. I just told him what I want, gave him the money (it was a gift to myself) and he came home with what I wanted and I didn't get annoyed with his questions at the store it was a whole win, win situation.

On the knitting front I have half a sock left to do on Mr80grit's birthday socks and I am so bored with it that I am having a tough time finishing it, but I have set a goal to finish it this weekend as I want to do the BFF socks by Cookie A.

Must go enjoy the sunshine or take a nap...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Colds and allergies

Due to cold and allergies and then the computer postings for a bit

Monday, March 2, 2009

Busy Weekends..Busy Monday

Well the month flew by and so did my weekend. We spent the evening at our favorite restaurant tonight celebrating Mr80grit's birthday. We had a ball as the place was slow so we got to talk to most all of our favorite's there. Now we both need sleep!