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:

Knit faster

December flights...
It's here! Our trip to Puerto Rico is here, and just because we are SOOOO looking forward to it, the weather has changed our plans, and we get to look forward to it one more day!
The snow is beautiful, for sure, but I enjoy it more from my living room sofa with knitting in hand. Yesterday I didn't enjoy it while my husband white knuckled the steering wheel to the airport.

Wanting to go outside this morning but only 1-½ mittens available!  REALLY cold in Denver...

Friday, December 11, 2015

My favorite morning

Focaccia in the bread machine, fresh rosemary roasting in the oven, and the kettle is on. Happy weekend! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Six Years of Blogging

Crazy winter in early November;  haven't seen the snow since...
And look how our backyard has no snow, but a nice dusting on the neighbor's yard.  That's because his yard is exposed and ours has trees to block the wind.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy birthday caching

Update: From Late October

John celebrates 98 years + 37 days by finding his Birthday geocache. Another cacher placed this a month ago in honor of his birthday. Took a few wrong roads, then stopped short of driving across a creek, and finally hiking through the brush to get the honor of signing the log! Thanks to all cachers!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

New top - Finch's Wings

A fun pattern, and a fun story behind it. 
First yarn, then pattern, then four months later a change in yarn as my mind imagines something else.
Knitters beware!  The tactile senses of yarn shopping, made me do it...along with 8 other knitters standing nearby, shopping, making encouraging shopping noises, peer pressure for sure...  It was a summer day in Warsaw NY, summer knit camp outing... do you see where I'm going?  The yarn was yummy, and since I had the yearn for yarn, I also had the yearn for a pattern (booklet) that featured that yarn... hence, Finch's Wings was born.  Yet when I opened the booklet, I had other stashed yarn in mind, that I had purchased years before... and now, I'm not totally happy with my choice.  
The pattern looks lovely after blocking, however, to really enjoy it, I will have to crochet a little something around the neckline.  It's a bit too wide, and tends to slip off my shoulders.  And I used up all of the yarn so it will be trimmed with a contrasting complimenting color.
A note about the yarn:
by Regia
Lace / 2 ply
71% Wool, 29% Nylon
656 yards / 100 grams

Link to my Ravelry page HERE.

My expectations of what the colorway would look like surprised me, and not in a good way, but it is what it is, and I think I will learn to like it.  Just not what I expected.

The Pattern:

Meanwhile, the yummy yarn awaits...plenty of nice patterns in the booklet...


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