Friday, March 27, 2015
Posted by Shirlee at 1:38 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Posted by Shirlee at 8:31 AM
Sunday, March 15, 2015
I prayed for God to give me the motivation & energy to get a few things done today that I've been putting off. He did : ) In addition to a few chores like washing dishes & doing laundry, I cleaned the clutter off the top of the kitchen counter where I had been putting things I was too lazy to put in their place for far too long, & I also cleaned the clutter off the top of the dining table which was an even bigger mess. Two simple sounding jobs, but believe me, they were anything but. I then filled out insurance forms that have been multiplying since November & made copies of everything & got them ready to mail. I then noticed how sunny it is outside. The colored Christmas lights still strung on the little pine tree in the front yard looked like jewels gleaming in the sun. However, I knew it was way past time to remove them, so I did that too ... & I marveled at how spring has sprung here so quickly & grabbed my camera before I walked out the door. Come along & take a little walk with me : )
Posted by Shirlee at 12:40 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2015
My cross stitching has taken a back seat to my knitting for the past couple of weeks. I am not sure why, but I have become obsessed with knitting. I mentioned in a post last month that I was knitting a sock & I wasn't sure if it was going to fit or if I was going to have enough yarn left to make its partner. I had started, frogged, & restarted this sock so many times ... & when I tried it on it sure enough didn't fit ... so I frogged it again & decided to make a bunny with it. More about this in a future post : )
I did start knitting (& frogging & restarting & frogging & restarting again) another sock & I think I'm as close to getting it to fit as I'm going to get, so much so that I finished it & started knitting its partner. More about this in a future post too : )
I also found some absolutely drop dead gorgeous hand painted yarn that makes my heart beat a little faster just thinking about it! Not good for someone with a-fib, but I don't care. I'll take an extra pill & deal with it : ) This yarn is hand painted by a yarn painting genius with a home based business. More about this in a future post as well : )
So what am I posting about here? It's the fact that I haven't only become obsessed with knitting, I have become obsessed with sock yarn minis! These are little mini skeins of sock yarn which can hold anywhere from 12 yards to 90 yards. I think the norm is 20-25 yards. Ravelry caused this mini obsession for me. I joined one of the groups there & saw a swap of mini sock yarn skeins. When I checked it out & saw all the things you can knit with them, I was hooked like an addict gets hooked to meth. Well, not that bad I guess ... but close : ) I began searching high & low for mini sock yarn skeins. I searched eBay, I searched Etsy, & I searched every yarn shop that Google suggested. I have been receiving wonderful, wonderful packages of mini sock yarn skeins over the past two weeks & there's more a'comin ... lol! In no particular order, here are the ones I've received thus far.
This first batch contains the largest skeins, each containing 90 yards of beautifully soft & colorful 100% wool. These are from a yarn shop called Woolbearers in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Myra, who I believe is the owner, is one of the nicest (not to mention one of the most patient) people I have ever dealt with : ) She even included two little balls of yarn that she had left over from winding other skeins! Didn't I tell you she was a nice person?
Posted by Shirlee at 11:47 AM
Friday, March 6, 2015
Posted by Shirlee at 9:12 AM
Thursday, March 5, 2015
It started raining Tuesday evening & continued raining until about 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon. It then changed to a wintery mix, & that changed to continuous sleet. At 8 p.m. it started snowing. It's still snowing. There are about 8" out there now & they are predicting another 1-3" today. Life is good : )
John went out to feed the birds this morning. As soon as he was finished, a bunch of them flew in for breakfast. Can you see them all in the bushes?
Posted by Shirlee at 9:03 AM