Thursday, March 21, 2013

Finish Projects

I finished reading A Place of Secrets last night after finishing Em's Koolhaas which was delivered this evening. She loves it and was so excited.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yarn along - Progress

Joining Ginny today for Yarn along

I am making real progress on the Koolhaas for my friend Emily and I am reading A place of Secrets.
I am joining the knitting on this project as well as the book. I have only a few more pages left of the book. I would recommend this book.

Last week I finished two knitting projects the baby afghan and the odessa hat. I also finished the book "Let's Pretend this never Happened". I have mixed feelings about the book, I laughed in parts and it was inspiring in others.

So what are you reading and knitting/crocheting today?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 3/19 is 10 Random Things On Your Mind.

  1. Shoes - I don't own a lot of shoes but I do get excited about getting new ones
  2. Dentist - I am excited to get a permanent temp on my implant in the front but this process seems to be taking forever.
  3. Walking - I really need to get back into that ritual of walking each morning.
  4. Allergies - my seasonal allergies have started so I wish the weather would stay more spring like.
  5. Spring Break - starts next Thursday, I am really looking forward to it!  
  6. Camping - we bought new gear over the weekend and now I can't wait to go but our first trip isn't until Memorial Day.
  7. Knitting - I finished two projects over the weekend. One for a baby shower and another hat. I wish I could knit in my sleep I have so many projects I want to do.
  8. Spring -  I heard is coming but we really need more water so a few more mountain snow storms would be good.
  9. Student Fest - it is our big 'recital" for work it is in less than 60 days.  So much to do
  10. Coffee - I sure need some this morning!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Revisited

On Saturday, after brunch with friends at the house, we headed out to find chairs for our deck.  Our last deck chairs lasted 6 years being left out in all season but last fall they finally fell apart. We were so happy to find replacement of the same variety and as now more than hubby and I sit outside together we upped the count to 4 chairs.  On our way home from errands we received a message that our favorite restaurant was having corned beef and cabbage so we grabbed the girls and went directly there. It was so awesome. 

The sock was cast on and knit while running errands on Saturday.  I was trying out the new Sock Rockets from addi. I love them and had to go get more!!!! 

On Sunday morning we had an impromptu brunch out our house with the girls and my parents. There was much laughter, coffee, fruit, bacon/sausage and german pancake!!  Perfect for a rainy gray morning here.  More errand running afterwards that ended in a new tent, sleeping pads and new shoes for me.

All in all it was a relaxing but busy weekend.  Might need more coffee today.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

First patio meal

Today was a record high day, so it made sense to have dinner outside. It was awesome

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yarn Along - March 13

Joining Ginny this week talking about what we are knitting and reading

I am on the last square of the four corners afghan - Baby Afghan Paasch.  I am under the deadline now as the baby shower is on the 23rd.  I am still reading Let's Pretend it Never Happened and I picked up A Place of Secrets last week at the library.  I am working away on my Odessa, it is a great travel project. Also listening to The Outlander

So what are you reading and what are you knitting?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, today's 10 on Tuesday is 10 Favorite Things that are green.

My New Shirt for St. Patrick's Day




Christmas Trees

Real Trees

Fields of grasses

And of course: Money and M&M's, and it is one of my BFF favorite colors.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Yarn Store

I didn't have enough on my needles, but I went to the yarn store today to pick up some needles. I ended up with the sock yarn in the yellow/brown/gray tones.  I know I am out of my mind but I will stay warm!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

NOT Ready

I am not ready for this phase of my life. I know that I am over a certain age but I thought it would be at least 10 years from now before I needed readers. But not so, last week while hubby was off work we stopped and picked up some readers.
While I am thrilled that I can now read easier both at work on the computer, enjoying a book at home and knitting, now I find myself using them to read the texts on my phone as my smart phone is dumb and you can not increase the font. How stupid is that??? Oh well, next phone will have that ability.  But for now the readers will have to do.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yarn Along - Slow Progress Edition

This week I have made progress mainly on my afghan. I completed the yellow square, the gray square (it was suppose to be green but the green that I liked was Cascade 220 Heather 100% wool and I am knitting with Berraco Vintage Wool, so had to choose something that worked.) I am now on the red square and really liking the colors, perfect for a baby boy.

On the reading side, I have been not as focused so I am only about 100 pages into the book.  I am laughing like my friend said I would but not as much as I thought I would, so I am still up in the air.

I probably didn't read as much due to the fact that I did add another hat on the needles.  This project was for my sanity. I have a mom at my work who brings her daughter for guitar lessons on Tuesday who has been working on a hat for now six weeks.  For several different reasons it has had to be ripped out and cast on again.  Last week I decided to find out what the issue was as I never knitted this hat myself. So over the weekend, I cast the hat on and did about 2 inches. So yesterday she comes in and there is a problem the hat is twisted on the needles. So we rip it out and I cast it on again for her and knit 3 rows. During the conversation we talk about readers (you know those reading glasses). I have recently had to start using them to read etc. She mentions that she needs to get glasses, I look up at her (from her knitting) with my glasses on and say that might help with the hat/knitting situation.  (insert my head shake).  So here is my verision of the hat so far.

What are you knitting and reading?
Joining Ginny!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 3/5 is 10 Reasons You're Happy it's March. I think I can do this one!

  1. Sunlight. We usually start getting more of this and about this time in the season I am ready for it!
  2. Preston's birthday. My husband's birthday is this month and after a few years of not wanting to celebrate his birthday, he back on the band wagon, making it more fun for all of us.
  3. Raining days. Snow usually gives way to rain which I love more than snow.
  4. Spring Break. This year my spring break starts at the end of the month. I am pretty excited about this, I am ready for sometime off.
  5. Warmer days. This means I have no excuses not to start my daily walks back up.
  6. More daylight...the days are getting longer which means camping season is getting closer.
  7. Flowers will start to bloom, I am now ready for the seasons to change and for spring to slowly come and stay a long time. (NOT a fan of hot days.)
  8. St Patrick's Day. We don't do much about this one but I love it anyway.  
  9. Easter is in March this year. 
  10. Outside time. Being able to spend time outside without a coat!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Birthdays Done!

We celebrate two birthdays in six days as my house. The first was mine on the 24th of February, followed by my hubby on the 2nd of March.  He loves to say for six days that he is married to an older woman. He is so funny.

My birthday involved many different types of gluten free goodies, yarn, and snow.

His birthday involved coffee, peanut butter, chocolate, bacon, french toast, chocolate, and sunshine. (He wanted snow but the closest he got was rain on Sunday)