Archive for April, 2012

Quiet Morning

April 30, 2012

Our morning walk was very enjoyable today.  It was overcast and the air felt thick, but also peaceful.  There were a few people about and we waved, but there was a feeling of aloneness.  Sweetums felt sleepy, and now, I believe he has gone back to bed.  I sat on the pier and watched the geese across the river.  There were a litter of goslings over there and many adults.  They saw Gus and came over honking the whole trip.  They can get pretty raucous.  They don’t really do anything.  They swim around for a while and wander back to the other side.  I am not certain what they gain by this.  Gus doesn’t pay them any attention.  He likes to wade and drink river water.  I guess it has more flavor.    The cats are the same way.  We always keep a big water bowl out on the back porch.  It gets the most use after it’s been sitting there for a few days collecting various leaves, twigs and acorns and, of course, turning a nice shade of green.

I need to get ready for Sheep&Wool.  I’m taking classes on Japanese knitting on Thursday and Friday.  Several of my knitting friends think I am daft, but I like taking classes.  Remember.  I try to learn something every day.  I figure I’ll learn enough for a couple of months worth of not having to think.

Turtle Watching

April 27, 2012

I was going to say something about how much I hated my job.  And how bored I was.  And how it was not unlike watching turtles sunbathe.  But I won’t.

Change of location

April 26, 2012

This is mainly for Amy and Victoria. Next Sunday, we’ll be at B&N, the usual spot.

Still Nasty

April 23, 2012

It wasn’t raining exactly, more like a fine mist.  In the mid-forties made the air feel chilling and raw.  We only went to the end of the road this morning.  Even Gus was ready to go home and stick has head back under the bed.  I really hope the sun comes out soon.  I miss those warm sunny days we had.  This weather puts me in such a bad mood.

Cora was disappointed that her picture was not in yesterday, so here she is.  It’s not a good picture, but she was mad at me at the time.


My socks  will be finished today, except for the toes.  I want my daughter to try them on first.  They should fit.  Her feet are only a half-size bigger than mine. 


I can’t decide what to start on next.  There’s the vest, but another sock club arrived and I don’t like getting behind on them.  Maybe after I get all the yarn rolled, I’ll know.

Nothing to See Here Folks

April 22, 2012

It’s a rainy day and I seem to be the only one up and about.  Even Sweetums is sleeping.  I started a pot roast.  Sweetums really likes them.  Me?  Well, let’s just say that the thought of eating it for four of five meals does not appeal to me.  This is one of those times when I wish that my children lived closer.  But they need to live where they can get a good job.  And I am not about to give up my little creek and the laid back way of life that is Lower Slower Delaware. 

I seem to have these little balls of fur lying around today.


And some not so little.

But. But. I Just Wanted to Play!

April 19, 2012

Birthday Wishes

April 13, 2012

I want to thank everyone for all the Happy Birthday’s that I received.  It’s been a crappy week for me.  I didn’t open my laptop for several days.  Seeing those messages really made me feel better.  To make a long story short, I was given a new prescription for arthritis and it really did a number on my bodily functions.  The side effects were definitely not worth the little bit of relief  I got.

The mittens are finished and I have started a pair of socks.  I was going to make a scarf, but after trying several patterns, I went with socks.  I am using a similar mosaic pattern.

I also made a little topper for the new kitchen table and I started some placemats, too.

Sorry, this post is kind of boring.  I’m still not bright-eyed and bushy-tailed yet.

New Diner in Town

April 7, 2012

Let’s just say, ” I won’t be going back.”

Sweetums asked me where I want to go for my birthday.  Did I say one of those fancy places looking out at the ocean?  Nah.  I want to go to Smith’s.  I don’t care that it looks like a basement that was finished in the sixties.  There is one consistent quality about the place.  The food is good.  What more do you want?

Lining Mittens

April 6, 2012

Since these are a little big, I thought I would line them.  I have about thirty skeins of baby alpaca that I had bought at an estate sale years ago.  I can’t help but wonder if they were leftovers as most of the colors don’t match.  This yarn feels lovely and will conform to her hands as she uses them.  Did I mention that these are for my daughter?  They’ll come in handy for those nasty winter days when she has to go to work.  Or when she is playing with her favorite toy, the snow blower.  Yeah.  She’s different from me.  But it doesn’t mean I love her any less.

I had trouble picking up stitches.  I changed from metal needles to wood in order to get a better grip on the alpaca.  The mittens are eighty stitches wide so I picked up seventy-two or ten per cent less.  I did the same with the thumb.  I also discovered that I knit fewer rows overall.  I’ve been working on these for a month now.  I will be so glad when they are finished.  What’s next?  I have another vest planned, but I just received some lovely sock yarn.