Archive for February, 2015

Ho Hum

February 21, 2015

place mats winhat slippers snow cats 005  Sweetums was nice enough to clear a path for the cats.

I’m not a fan of winter.  It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for ice and snow.  And cold.  My hundred and forty year old knees make it  very hard to get around.  Other than the supermarket, I haven’t gone anywhere.  Not even a doggie walk.  It’s the only disadvantage to living on a little tree-lined road.

place mats winhat slippers snow cats 004  Even my sewing has suffered.  Here’s something I could have made when I was eight.  Maybe I did make something like this.  It’s been over sixty years since I first learned to sew.  I can’t remember everything.  I do remember Nannie drawing flowers on a handkerchief and showing me how to embroider them.  It was before I learned to read and write.  I had the BEST grandmother.

My knitting is suffering also.  These are all no-brainers.

place mats winhat slippers snow cats 011  A hat for my big headed son.

place mats winhat slippers snow cats 013  Slippers for my daughter.  Currently, I am making cat  pods.  Then I’ll throw them all in the washer to felt.  Whoopee.

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There’s Nothing like a New Pair of Socks

February 8, 2015

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I tried to make them both the same.  Honest I did.  But I just couldn’t help myself.  Look at this yarn.  It’s super!  Jaala Spiro is a genius at dyeing yarn.  I think this is the third time I have joined one of her yarn clubs and I have never been disappointed.  She plies her wares on Etsy under the name Knitcircus.  If I weren’t so lazy, I’d put in a link.  Just type in Knitcircus.  You’ll find it.

Oh, yeah.  The pattern.  It’s from Curiosity Cabinet 3 again.  My socks are longer, have a cuff and there are no slip stitches on the heel back.  Otherwise, it’s the same.

I Found One

February 7, 2015

socks fabirc box 009  And here it is! I have a place to put all those coupons I keep cutting out of the paper.  Sometimes I even use them.  It makes Sweetums happy.