Knitting

Oh, January. Why the drama?

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This is the magical Starbucks mug. The one that allows me to get a free drink, every day in January.

So far, I’ve been knitting a sweater that has only gotten smaller. I started it and finished the body in November. I spent weeks trying to get the first sleeve to cooperate and then I finally frogged the whole thing.

All Wound Up

How innocent, right?
Crazy Zauberball (blue/green) and Madeline Tosh Merino Light

 

Progress, of sorts.

Progress, of sorts.

How hard could a German Short-Row, Top-down sleeve be?

How hard could a German Short-Row, Top-down sleeve be?

Ripping is tougher than it looks

Ripping is tougher than it looks

Now I have restarted the Funky Grandpa sweater, confident that it will be done by June.

Don’t mock me.

We’ve had some C O L D days. Yes, it’s Winter but we’ve never had it so cold that our heating unit couldn’t keep up. It never got above 63 degrees, inside (57 in the bedroom). We learned to adapt.

Hats. Inside! And Wes slept on the heated waterbed.

Hats. Inside! And Wes slept on the heated waterbed.

The snow wasn’t without it’s beautiful parts.

Snow - shoveled to the side of the driveway, and then blown back with the high winds.

Snow – shoveled to the side of the driveway, and then blown back with the high winds.

This was beautiful until the town plowed our driveway in and I promptly got stuck on the “hump”, while trying to drive out. My car was halfway in the street for 40 minutes, as I tried to dig myself out…get into car and rock it back and forth…lather, rinse, repeat. A town worker drove by (lucky me) right before a friend of Tom’s came to help free me.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

And when the temperature went from -5 degrees to the low 40′sĀ along with rain, it was transformed again.

False hope that Winter was over.

False hope that Winter was over.

And it’s only the 15th…

I Know

I’m supposed to be flashing all of the stuff I bought at Stitches South.

Let’s not pretend that I went and didn’t buy because the 13 lb box of yarn that I had to ship home would beg to differ.

I took yesterday off from dishes, laundry and most everything but going out with Jane for some Sephora/Macy’s/lunch action.

Tom and I went partially out to dinner. He had worked so we left too late, I was already starving and everywhere had an hour wait. We ended up at Outback, sitting at the bar and we must have been in the “blind spot” because everyone sat down, ordered, ate and left, while we still waited for our dinner. Finally had them box it To Go, so appetizers were at the bar and dinner was at home.

All in all it was a wonderful birthday!

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Bonus points to Tom, for this great card.