Posts Tagged ‘Sanquhar gloves’

In And Out And In And Out And In And Out And In

January 23, 2013

When you have five cats and a dog and its nineteen degrees outside, that’s what happens all day.  At least Sweetums is getting some exercise.  Me?  I’m trying to hide.  I haven’t recovered from my ophthalmologist appointment this morning.  It took forever to get dressed.  There was the silk long johns and the heavy socks and wool clogs and the turtleneck and the wool sweater and the pants.  When it was time to go, there was the neck scarf and the coat and Angora Bohus hat and the Sanguhar gloves.  Oh, yeah.  Don’t forgot the knitting.  At this point, a nap would have been nice.  But I managed to make it out to van.  And, you know what?  It started right up.  I love my metal box, even if it is sixteen.  Maybe it’ll make it to twenty.  On days like this, I think about when I lived in California.  Then I remember all the heartache and how happy I am in Lower Slower Delaware.


I made apple cranberry walnut spice muffins with the last three apples.  The smelled so good.  And they tasted wonderful.  My son inhaled three and took a bag home with him. 


Vice-Presidential Debate

October 3, 2008

I didn’t watch it.  I didn’t want to go to bed with a headache.  I did get some sewing done on my gloves.  They aren’t finished.  The top of one finger didn’t look right so I took it out.  It only involves about six rows.  It won’t take long to fix.

I took this in the afternoon.

And the quilt.

Orange Crush is Finished

October 1, 2008

I am very happy to report that I finished my quilt today.  I am still in Reisterstown so no picture yet.  I put it on the bed.  It looks good.  Maybe the weather will be nice when I get home and I can hang it out on the line for a picture.

I got some framing prices for Win’s diploma and wound up at an art studio down the street.  I got just what I wanted and the price was a lot better than going through the school.  I think it looks better than what they had to offer.

Tomorrow, I will be heading home.  My leg still hurts from walking around on concrete yesterday.  I want to stop in Catonsville again and at another furniture store on the way home so I’m hoping I’ll feel better.  I also finished my gloves and will have pictures for you.  I had a nice visit, but I will be happy to get home.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

September 25, 2008

Little Maudie wants to play.  And she doesn’t want to hear anything about coming again another day.

I, on the other hand, managed to get a few things accomplished.  The quilting is finished and I cut, sewed, and ironed the binding.  I still have to sew it down.  Some knitting was also accomplished.

DelMarVa Geese

September 21, 2008

They may look like Canada geese, but they have never been to Canada.  Many generations ago, their ancestors came and never went back.  They fly  around in V formation in any direction and they honk their fool heads off.  But do they go anywhere?  In winter, their cousins come for a visit.  They all argue about the best place to live.  Then they poop all over your yard and kill your grass.  And you have to make sure your idiot dog doesn’t eat any of it, especially if he has a tender stomach.  It’s really hard to get out of the carpet.

Almost finished.  I’ll be glad.

I Almost Put on Long Pants

September 17, 2008

But I managed to suppress the urge.  I did opt for a long sleeve shirt after our walk this morning.  We had some rain, but we had to turn on the sprinklers when the tide came up.  I jumped to part six on my quilt plan.  It’s definitely more fun than part five.  I”ll get back to it after part six.  Then, it’s on to the binding.  I should also make a label.  I’ve got two I made up for other stuff so maybe I’ll just have to change the date. 

The gloves are growing a finger.  I am really getting good at fixing errors, but those tiny stitches are making me crazy.  A dropped stitch can get lost quickly.  I’m glad I mentioned the changes on the first glove in this blog.  It helps.  I’d like to knit faster.  I can’t get any speed with these tiny needles.  At times, I feel like I have been knitting a whole sweater. 

That’s Much Better

September 16, 2008

It is so much nicer outside today.  We went for a really long walk.  I’m looking forward to sleeping with the windows open tonight.  Mary is getting braver and I got some nice shots of her this morning.

I sat out back for a while this afternoon and knitted.  I’m just about ready to start the fingers.  i will be glad when these are done and I can go on to something else.

I laid my quilt to get a better look at it and decided that it doesn’t look bad at all.  I didn’t work on it today.  Too nice outside.

Too Humid to do Anything Outside

September 15, 2008

I worked a long time on my quilt, probably too much.  The last lines don’t look good and I may take them out and do something different.  I did finish part three and I decided that part four was unnecessary.  I started on part five, but I should not have.  I was getting tired and it’s messy.  Maude, however, does agree that I should have stopped earlier.  She would have had more time to sleep.

Mary was out for a while this afternoon.

I knit for a while this evening, but it doesn’t look too good either.

My Feet are Cold

September 11, 2008

The temperature drops below eighty and my feet get cold.  I could have put on a pair of my wool socks, but I was being lazy and I went with closed toe shoes.  I don’t think it went much above seventy today.  I had to put on a long sleeved shirt when we went to the supermarket.  I’m still running around in shorts though.  I really shouldn’t.  I have arthritis in both knees.

I worked on my quilt for a little while today.  I’m about three quarters of the way through part two.  I got some quilt stuff in the mail today.  The book looked interesting and I have two little projects to work on when it’s too cold to go out and play.





I started the dreaded thumb gusset on my gloves.

Quilting Along

September 10, 2008

We had quite a bit of rain this afternoon.  Is this rainstorm  the remnants of a hurricane also?  This one came rather quickly.  I was sitting out back, happily knitting, when it started to pour.  I have almost finished the contrast band and then it’s on to the dreaded thumb gusset.

I couldn’t decide where to begin on my quilt.  I laid it out flat so that I could get a good overall look at it.  All those diagonal blocks were a bit daunting.  After looking at it for a while, I came up with a plan.  It consists of seven parts.  The main design  is part one through four.  I finished part one last night.  It was the hardest and the most confusing.  I had to stop several times to get my bearings.  Currently, I am half way through part two and it’s easier than part one.  Part three will take a little longer, but should not be as confusing as part one.  Part four should be a piece of cake.  Part five is the inner border.  Part six is the other border which is all half squares and will probably take more time than the inner border.  Part seven is the final binding which will also drive me crazy.

I am sorry for forgetting to include a picture of Mary yesterday.  Thanks Christine.