Friday, February 12, 2016

Cotton thread

I don't know... When does thread become yarn?  Yarn goes through a needle so that can't be the criteria.  This is 5 lbs. of 8/2 cotton.  The idea of using variegated colors for weaving intrigues me... so I bit bought it!  How many towels...?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Socks and more

On needles now, but fast approaching the finish.  It's a hat!  Easy-Peasy!

A repair job on my favorite sweater.  I wear this ALL the time, especially since we've had a cold snap with freezing temperatures for weeks.  It needed a wash, and I was appalled to see how long the sleeves were when I stretched it out to dry.  So, snip-snip, I removed 5" of cuff and bound off.  Wearing it now...

And remember my carry-around socks?  Finished at last...Started October 8, with left-over yarn from two other sock projects.  They are truly fraternal twins, but I love the frugality.  Finished January 26.

And immediately (January 27) started these socks called Angee by Cookie A.  The pattern is super;  interesting but memorable.  The yarn is to die for!!  It's Caper Sock yarn by String Theory!  I'm zipping through it because I just want it in my hands.  The cashmere/merino combination is scrumptious!  SCRUMPTIOUS, I say!! 
This first sock was done in 5 days.  Number two is almost to the heel...slowed in progress only because I have startitis and now have several other things to hold my attention, along with numerous piano/organ gigs coming up.

Mid-January, I saw a friend with an interesting looking hat, and she pointed out that it was a "pony-tail" hat!  What?  Two days later...  You can't see the back, but it's open with a button closure to allow for the ponytail!  Brilliant!  Two days later, my granddaughter's ponytail was cut off... but I made a bigger one for mommy.  No buttons, yet.  (Low priority.)

January, and so far, February, are just perfectly cold for knitting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


My life out of order...  My posts don't always line up chronologically, but...
Can't believe it's almost a month ago, except when I look at my peeling legs...
Too good to be true, a week in Puerto Rico, then this out of San Juan.  (No comments needed!)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Different Seasons

Post-holiday postings...

On Saturday: (St, Maarten)

On Monday: (Norway)

Very excited that these turned out so well!  Papa's sweater is 2-1/2 years old... and since they hike together, I thought she needed a matching pullover.  
The Pattern: "Single Stranded Tunic by Susie Bonell from the Cascade Yarns website.  However, I used the pattern for Raglan Sleeves from The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd.
The Yarn:  Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns

Friday, January 1, 2016

An old year cache

Last one for 2015...
However, it was rusted, and we couldn't open it.

Happy New Year!  Found a cache today, first in 2016, while visiting El Yunque National Forest...went early in the day, and no lines, few people.  Everyone resting after the night of activity!  Hiked a trail to a waterfalls and swimming area.  Water seemed too cold, so Mick was the only one of our group to take the plunge.  It was a great morning for a rain forest hike, with no rain.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Try not to think too much

I'm enjoying the sunshine, and freezing temperatures of Denver this morning. Found two geocaches in the hotel parking lot, however, my pen doesn't like to write.

Then I started to think, IF we hadn't been delayed, we would be here:

Instead of here:


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