Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I picked up an eight pound bag of organic navel oranges at the Co-op today. There were eight oranges in the bag.
Girl of the House snapped a picture.
One clementine, one normal navel orange, and one of the humongous navel oranges.
(Yes, humongous is a word in our house.)
(Yes, humongous is a word in our house.)
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Visited by a possum. I thought they slept all winter?
Guess it was warm enough to wake him up.
He play dead for quite awhile after medium dog checked him out up close.
He finally got up and left, but I was too impatient to wait for the walking away picture.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
I never win things.
But this week I won a prize on Ravelry from the NaKniMitMo group.
A beautiful kit to make the Marion Mitts by SpillyJane, the official mitten pattern of National Knit Mittens Month 2013. It already came in the mail!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Finishing up a four ounce bump of Merino from Chameleon Colorworks. She used to have a fiber of the month club, and I still have a pretty good-sized stash of fiber remaining.
I never could keep up to a monthly delivery, but it sure looked pretty sitting around the house in baskets!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Last night was the closest that the moon and Jupiter will appear relative to each other until the year 2026, at least across the US and southern Canada.
Paul got some great pictures with our big telephoto lens.
The small spot to the right is Jupiter.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a telescope?
Monday, January 21, 2013
Week three of the Downton Abbey Knit Along.
I like to listen to The Current (89.3). Apparently, everyone there has decided to call it Downtown Abbey.
Every time they mention it, I giggle.
(at least I hope it's a conscious decision)
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Second ski race of the high school season.
Girl of the House placed fourth. Up from last weeks number five ranking.
Onward and Upward!
Monday, January 7, 2013
I must (sadly) admit that I have finally succumbed to the mystery knit along phenomenon. I've resisted oh-so-many years. This one finally nabbed my attention.
It appears it is going to be some type of gauntlet. I came too late to the party to obtain the specially dyed Lorna's Laces yarn, so I'm using some stash Lorna's Laces in the Forest colorway.
And I actually knit this while watching Downton Abbey last night!
Now, just eagerly awaiting the clue for next weeks episode.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
It was a bluebird day on Saturday. Perfect for skiing at Welch Village.
We're not going to discuss how, for the first time in my life, I fell off the ski lift. Right?
We took a long hike in the Carleton Arboretum today, doing some geocache maintenance.
Another amazing bluebird day.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A quick pair of Hiroshige mittens, originally to be knit as a Christmas gift for a friend.
I grabbed Dale of Norway Heilo, three balls from my stash. The rust color no longer had a ball band. It appeared to be a complete ball and the pattern called for 50 grams (one ball).
I ran out of rust as I neared the tip of the mitten. The thumbs are also incomplete. Not a complete ball, eh? I should have known better!
How hard could it be to determine the color and order more? Apparently, VERY hard! Determining the color looking at my computer monitor has brought me these four colors, none of them correct. Knitting out of stash yarn has ended up forcing the purchase of five more balls of yarn. Sigh...
I've got a line on one last color. We'll see if this last possibility will be right. Here's hoping!
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
- Completion of three long term Dale of Norway sweater projects
- Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.
I had all kinds of fancy ideas for resolutions, but yeah, that pretty much covers it.