The one where we step

outside the box a little today.  We went to Mass with Babydaddy and Babymama and Harper this morning.  Been a long time since I sat through a service and I got a little squirmy, but my heart felt nourished, it was good.  We had lunch with Babymama and Babydaddy, not so relaxing, Harper wasn’t a happy camper for most of the time, but it didn’t help that the service was soooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  Two hours from the time we sat down to the time we settled up our check.  Usually, Mr. Iknead and I would have been history had we been by ourselves, but when you’re with a group, it’s more difficult.  At least I was on my best behavior and didn’t get too bent out of shape.  Maybe the Mass was working or something.

Here’s the official first half of the Leaf Lace Socks and the beginning of the second:ial

I have no idea why I can’t rotate these pics, but in the grand scheme of things, meh.

Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.  Proverb found in many cultures



The one where she makes good her threat

to post a pic of the Lovely Leaf Lace scarf.  I ended up taking the camera with me to work today since I really don’t have a great place to take pictures.  At home, if my stash isn’t trying to ooze into the background, there’s a dustbunny just waiting in the wings for her big break.  So, the camera got a field trip today.  Here it is

About that resolution I made to blog everyday, I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.  I obviously overestimated my desire to sit down at a computer after work and think of something to blog.  If it happens every day, fine; but if not, that’s fine too.  I’m pretty sure the world will continue spinning on it’s axis if I miss a day.

Quote:  The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  Albert Einstein



Saturday Start

Leaf Scarf blocking, looking good.  Started Cabled Legwarmers from Knitpicks, Plymouth Yarn Encore, color 0240, a soft gray.  Love the legwarmer look, I hope it loves me back.  Here’s a peek –

No baking done today, knitting and blocking instead.  Brownies tomorrow, along with getting ready for a home group meeting at 5 p.m. and hopefully going over some stepwork for my sponsee.  Can’t put those off any longer.  Neither one is difficult, I’ve just been procrastinating.  If I would get started, it would only take an hour at the most.  I’m doing them – tomorrow.

Busy hands are happy hands.


Happy Friday

Down to weaving in ends and kitchenering halves of scarf together, called, btw Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf by Joelle Hoverson.  After all is said and done, I have just enough of Twinkle left over to put it together.  Tomorrow I block and hopefully will get some pics up.  Even before blocking it’s really pretty, so I expect great things tomorrow.  I have a mild case of startitis and have decided that I cannot make it one more day without a pair of cabled legwarmers so tomorrow, I will commence the hunt for the perfect pattern and then the perfect yarn. 

Since the weather has turned so cold, I’ve been wanting to make soup; today I fixed a really tasty (if I do say so myself) chicken and corn with orzo.  Can’t beat hot soup on a cold day.

Tomorrow is baking day, probably something chocolate.  I’m thinking brownies, but cookies are a strong contender.  Who knows, maybe both.  

Heard at a meeting:  It’s either a lesson or a blessin’.  



Who Knew?

Nearly finished with Leaf Lace Scarf.  It has a name, I got it off Rav, will look it  up tomorrow and post the real name.  It’s turned out well so far and the huge tragedy that I thought was going to happen didn’t.  This is what happened.  I thought I was going to run out of yarn (Twinkle Handknits, Cruise, color 36 – mauve), could have sworn I had more, but couldn’t find any.  I was about to bite the bullet and send out an APB on Ravelry to find enough to finish when, as I was cleaning out my bag today, I found a skein.  Who woulda thunk it, that it was actually where it should have been.  I jumped for joy – Yay bag, yay Twinkle.  Here’s what I have so far:

Close up:

Finding more Twinkle made my day and I’m off tomorrow so if it gets any better, I won’t be able to stand it.