Monday, September 30, 2013

The Weekend

While I feel I should have a ton of photos of awesome things I did over this weekend.  I really don't.  I have been struggling with a cold and allergies for over a week and this weekend it hit me hard. Saturday I took it easy in the morning with Preston spoiling me by get me a coffee from our favorite place and then he took me to lunch. Chik a fil has gluten free grilled nuggets - they were so tasty. He drove me to two knitting stores which I love both of the stores for different reasons. We even sneaked a visit with my parents at their house. I got to see my brother MrHarleyDude.  I will be making him a pirate (skull and crossbones) hat for Christmas.  We finished up the evening with flank steak on the grill.  I was exhausted and finished the evening reading.

Sunday dawned with an incredible headache for me, sinus and migraine and nothing I did helped it.  As now I am on medication that doesn't allow me to take Advil or aspirin it  really limits what helps.  So I stayed home from church and watched football and knitted. I finished sock #1 on Emerald City and by bed time I cast on sock #2.  This time I made sure to cast on enough stitches so I don't have to knit this sock twice.

Preston made an wonderful dinner of Hot Italian sausage and spaghetti squash. He added grilled red peppers and Parmesan cheese. So delicious and so yummy. When I am sick nothing sounds good but this hit all the right notes. I am looking forward to leftovers tonight. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall project

I have been working feverishly on this hat for Em who loves Halloween. I finished it today with sewing the lining in. I used the main color as the lining and all that was left is that little amount. I picked up more yarn to do one for my brother. I am really happy with the results but the similar colors did make for trouble while knitting. Now I know, when doing strand knitting contrast is key.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday night treat

I finished knitting on a special project and this was my personal reward. Just a little sewing and blocking left which will be done tomorrow.

Friday's treat

It is cold and rainy today with snow in the mountains. I have a wonderful treat for my coffee.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Weather is changing

We have a storm coming that should put snow in the mountains by tomorrow. Today's high is suppose to be 64℉. I am ready for hoodie weather.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

No knitting, just ducks

On Sunday, I finished a christmas gift, which is of course is socks. Then I cast on another pair for Christmas and really went to town. I did the whole leg while watching the Seattle Seahawk football game. Then on Tuesday as I was showing the sock to my friend, I noticed it. I hadn't cast on enough stitches, it was too small. If the yarn hadn't been purchased for the exact person and if I had a kid in my life who would love them it would have been a different matter. But alas, the sock had to be ripped out and redone. So Tuesday night that was done. With hubby's help I unraveled the sock back to the ball and then knit the ribbing but as I haven't taken a picture of it, there is nothing to show.

However I had a wonderful walk this morning and enjoyed watching the ducks, squirrels, cows, etc at the farm I walk. I forgot how much these morning walks calm my mind.  So here are the ducks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A walk on Wednesday

It was a beautiful day this morning with a hint of cooler fall temperatures.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A change coming

This morning I was out earlier than yesterday, the sun was out and there was a slight breeze. Now it is cloudy, trying to rain. I have seen lightning and have heard the thunder. No rain yet, but as I write this it opens up. It is still suppose to get to 91° today before the cold front moves in.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Today's walk

I had a relaxing walk this morning.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday cuteness

They are never ones to snuggle, but today when I walked into the room, Fergie jumped up and got with China.

Friday, September 13, 2013


New t-shirt for Friday

Monday, September 9, 2013

Heel turning

It is Monday night football time again. It so helps my knitting. Tonight it was time to turn the heel on the 2nd sock. I forgot how much I can knit during a football game.


Well this weekend composed a lot of knitting, mainly for myself. With the kick off of NFL football, we got our cable box fixed and then watch some games.  Saturday I watch my Weber State Wildcats be smashed by the Utah Utes.  I went to school at Weber but was born at the UofU hospital so it was a weird game for me.

Saturday was allergy day for me, so I stayed around the house knitting while Hubby was out and about. Sunday was filled with church, knitting and football.  I enjoyed that lovely Gluten Free Carrot Cupcake on Sunday.  Plus my Dallas Cowboys won! I rained on Saturday night into Sunday afternoon which made the weekend perfect.  Tonight more sock knitting will be done with more football.

Friday, September 6, 2013

A little selfish knitting

After knitting mainly on Christmas presents for the last few weeks, tonight I am knitting on a scarf for me.

Friday java

Thursday, September 5, 2013