Posts Tagged ‘walk’

I’m Stiff

December 13, 2009

It’s really been cold for the past few days.  I even had to wear a coat.  Yesterday, it was so windy, we didn’t get very far.  Today, with no wind, we were out for quite a while.  I was really tired and achy when we got back.

I tried to finish my daughter’s calendar quilt this afternoon and had to stop.  Usually, I can sit there for hours, but now today.  So I decided it was time to put up the Christmas tree.  Well, I got Doug to bring it up from the cellar.  No matter what we did, we couldn’t some of the strings of lights to work.  Bummer.  We’ve got to find some more lights.  I never did get any ornaments on.

Gloomy All Day

January 13, 2009

I hate days like this.  We walked down the road past the horse farm and followed the path to the river.  It was perfectly still.  The sky was gray.  The river was gray.  And very quiet.  It was eerie.  Even the dog was subdued.  I stood at the water’s edge and looked down the river.  Any second now an enormous whale will fly out of the water.  Yeah.  Right. Like that’s going to happen.  It was an exciting thought.  I walked home thinking I should wash the kitchen floor.  When the Christmas crap is put away, I usually go into cleaning mode.  It hasn’t happened yet.  I seem to be in more of a sewing mode, but I’m not quite there yet.  When I got home, I put away fabric and turned on the iron.  I ironed some of the facings to interfacing and then realized I needed to sew some together before ironing.  I looked at my sewing cabinet.  Neither machine was set up and where in the hell was my little wall lamp?   It must be time to get out the knitting.  I started an entrelac scarf.  What do you think?

p1010592I always use a circular needle for entrelac. The added flexibility really helps.  I may change to bigger needles.  I got bored with it and tried out some sock yarn.   It doesn’t do anything for me either.p1010593  But, it makes for a good sample.





Excuse me.  I’ve got to go let a cat out of the basement.

Only a Few Lines

August 19, 2008

It’s much hotter today.  We put the air conditioning on shortly after getting up this morning.  We took Gus down to the river and walked back through the woods in an effort to keep out of the sun.  I only did a few rows of knitting as it was too hot to sit outside until evening.  I did, however, work on my quilt back.  I may be able to put it together in a few days.  Don’t hold your breath.  That’s about it for today.

Cat Bed

Cat Bed

In and Out

May 18, 2008

It was one of those days when there were things that needed to be done inside, but the outside kept gently calling my name.  The gentle breezes made the morning walk perfect.  We decided to walk down to the pond.  We could here the frogs before we see the pond.  We walked along the edge and they would jump into the pond as we approached and Gus went crazy.  There was one white goose in with the Canada geese that we had never seen before.  On the way back, we stopped and talked to some of the neighbors.  One was especially talkative.  He wife recently moved out and he seemed more relaxed and happier then we have ever seen him.  When we got back, I poured myself a cup of coffee, grabbed my sock knitting and went out back.  After about an hour, I came back in, did some boring work, then I went back out again.  That’s the way the day went.  In and out and in and out and in and out.


May 15, 2008

clue #4We walked down to the river this morning.  A tree had fallen across the path, but I managed to get over it.  We watched one of the neighbors cut his grass for four hours.  I got the cuff done on my other sock.

Clue #4 is finished.  That’s about it.

A Few Sprinkles

April 13, 2008

It kept trying to rain, but we only got a few sprinkles from time to time. I went for two short dog walks today. My legs ached so badly last night that I had to take the heavy duty stuff in order to get some sleep. This morning I was sleepy and my knees weren’t functioning very well. I went for a longer walk this afternoon and felt better. I did some quilting this afternoon. I also got a fair amount of knitting done on my sock. I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet. Maude joined me out on the porch.

Settled In

March 28, 2008
It’s not as nice as yesterday, so there was not of this.

We did go for a nice walk down to the horse farm and then over to the river and back. Kevin came along. It’s nice to know he feels so comfortable with us.

I’ve been working on my sweatshirts.

Zip has been helping me choose colors.

Home Again

March 16, 2008
I got back around 3PM. I went for an hour long walk and then dressed to go out to dinner with the neighbors. I have just finished going through my email. I need to answer a few, but not tonight. I think I am going to find my book and go to bed or maybe knit a little. I am not at all creative tonight.

Would you believe that I am related to this person?

There’s No Place Like Home

February 10, 2008
We had a great walk this morning. I even wandered through the woods and hardly used my cane at all. I love my new hip. We were out for one and a half hours. After a little rest, we went to Walmart. I REALLY HATE to do Walmart on Saturday, but there were things that we needed. I was not about to waste time, gas and money going to three different places to get the same thing. I’m too cheap and I need money to spend on my vices like this:

Now, I won’t get to this for several weeks, but I bought it anyway. It would probably not be around when I was ready to make it. I have to make the baby quilt first. Well, I have to make as much as possible before the baby is born. I want to embroider it’s name and date of birth. It’s mainly blue. I think I was thinking of Colette’s grandson, but that’s OK. It’s really cute. I’m sure it will be well received. And just wait until you see what I am making for Colette!

I wish that I had taken my glove things with me to Reisterstown. You know that I didn’t plan to be there that long, but my son needed me around. I haven’t decided on patterns yet. I need to make some swatches. I should email Nancy before I decide, too.  I’ve been thinking about Christine and her husband, too.


January 22, 2008
I was not happy yesterday. I could not understand why. Then, I read that shrinks call the third Monday in January the unhappiest day of the year. This actually made me feel better. My feelings were justified. I went with the flow and got through the day. I worked on my hat in the evening and read until 1AM.

Today, I got two packages! Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Sock yarn for new gloves.

I have been thinking about this set of needles for quite a while. They go from zero to three(0, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3) and there are six needles of each size. And they are in pretty colors. I really like Kristin Knits. It has very good instructions with good illustrations and charts. Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat hair looked like fun.

Walking was much more tolerable today. We went to the horse, but there was only one horse out. We didn’t recognize him and he was in harness for trotting. So Gus was the only one that got a horse treat today. There was a lot of ice on the creek this morning, but it didn’t.t bother the ducks, geese or heron. Usually, I don’t like low tide. The creek looks like a mud hole, but it was pretty today.

Got to go. Doug’s making a fire.