OFF MY NEEDLES
Photobomb courtesy of Josie
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
ON MY NEEDLES
The second Tulip is ready for the heel and so am I. I have raging sock envy, seeing so many amazing sock projects other knitters are working on. This happens on every project, the bright “new” wears off whatever I’m working on and my head is turned by other, “shinier” yarns and patterns. The only thing keeping me from having an untold number of unfinished second socks is my obsession with finishing whatever I start, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending upon which side of the obsessive fence you happen to stand on.
Candyskein Yarn Acai Berry
So many books! Here’s what I’m reading:
I’ll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Kentz
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Genius on the Edge By Gerald Imber
I don’t know if I’ll finish all of these, I’m as easily distracted by new books as I am by new knitting.
Whatever respiratory bug that’s been bugging me is hopefully on its way out, with the cough hanging on. I’m just glad to be feeling better. Babydiva has had the same bug at the same time, glad she’s on the mend too.
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ON MY NEEDLES
Just in case you missed it yesterday, here it is again: Christmas knitting is complete and with the new crazy beautiful yarn Ms. Postalcarrier delivered Monday, I’m loaded for bear. I briefly flirted with the idea of starting three new pairs of socks since I was having a hard time choosing which to knit first, but had a moment of clarity, shuffled the yarn, closed my eyes and grabbed. OK, ok, part of this is a fib… the reason I only started one pair is because I only had one circular needle that met the size and length the pattern called for. I know!!!! It’s hard to believe that there isn’t at least one more sock needle stashed in the drawers and assorted project bags in (and it’s always in caps) The Yarn Room. Well, that particularly nasty situation will be remedied by the end of today, I can promise you that. Anyway, here’s what I’m working on now.
Red Bird Knits
Candyskein Yummy Series, Acai Berry
The Night Circus – if you haven’t read it yet and you like a little mystery/suspense/fantasy on your pages, you’ll love it, I bet. It’s a little twisted (like me) and I had a hard time putting it down.
ZERO TO WARP SPEED
Life with a two year old – The Elf and Babydiva
Man invented language to satisy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin
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ON THE NEEDLES
from Red Bird Knits
Lorna’s Laces Solemates
Several years ago I took part in Red Bird Knits sock club and received this particular sock pattern. I long ago forgot what yarn was included, but I picked up a couple of skeins of Solemate a few weeks ago and it seemed to be a great match for this pattern. Solemate is to die for, so soft! I glad I bought a second skein because I’m already thinking about my next project using it!
Our sweet Sprout turned two yesterday! All the grands are especially amazing and Miss Annabelle is no exception. In a nutshell – you always know where you stand with her. She either loves it or hates it and wants you to know it in no uncertain terms. She’s a snuggler, a giggler and has had us right where she wants us from the very minute she was born. She is a joyful blessing!
GREEN GROWING THINGS
Our flowers have never looked so good!
The Norfolk pine I’d given up for dead has come back with a vengence and has doubled in size!
I don’t know what this is called, but the hummingbirds love it!
Impatiens has nearly taken over our flower bed!
As you can tell, I can once again post photos and this makes me happy. Happy is good. Mr. Iknead was getting tired of hearing me talk ugly to my iPad.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. Karen Clark
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