Thursday, January 22, 2009

Waiting On The Phone

I am sitting in my lovely living room, with the sun streaming in, waiting on the phone for Capital One to answer. I have at this point been holding for at least a half an hour. This is ridiculous especially since they have my money and can't find it. I have been working on the shawl in Hydrangea and have it almost done. I am also working on my elegant cowl/hood. I will get them done. I have picked up the pink sweater and am working on the right front. I really should finish it, it will be nice for spring. I finally got to talk to a person and they still could not tell me where my money is. I don't know which is worse getting lost in the mail or lost in cyberspace. Such is life. I guess I need to get up from here and do some work. I will get some knitting in today.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A January Day

I am just sitting here on the computer with nothing specific in mind to do. I have just downloaded some darling pictures about knitting. Most are vintage prints, I just typed in women knitting and this was one of the websites. It is gray and cold today a good day to sit and knit. The house is quiet and very cozy. As I look out my bay window there are two cardinals in the trees, the really stand out in the gray of their surroundings. The crazy one is back and hitting the window again. The squirals have left for now, but they will be back. Well I guess that is all for now. This little dog was so Cute, I want one like it, maybe someday.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Beautiful New Yarn Bowl

I want everyone to see this beautiful yarn bowl. It was created by Charlene Randolph of CAR Ceramics in Savage Mill, MD. Her website is I am a very proud owner of one of her new yarn bowls. Roadweaver and I were at her studio before Christmas and told her about the yarn bowls, she sketched out some designs and told us she would have some samples after Christmas. This is one of her bowls. She is going to make more. Her pottery is absolutely gorgeous, it is very pretty and anything but ordinary. Her designs are fresh and inventive and I am eyeing one of her tea pots. If you can get to her studio you are in for a treat.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The New Year and All Its Possibilities

It is already the 3rd of January 2009, how time flys when you are having fun. Our house is getting back to normal. I purchased the Expedite bookshelf from Ikea for my sewing room. It looks nice in the store, but I will never buy one again. It took my husband and I, more my husband than me 5 hours to put it together. The pegs seemed to big and they would break through the veneer. I know a lot of people love this case and have it, but never again.

I am looking over my projects in progress and deciding what to work on next. I want to make the Otterwise Shawl in Anj's yarn so you can see how beautiful it knits up. I will be starting that soon. I hope it snows this winter, I like one or two good snows. But of course I just like the cold.

I am really excited, we are getting a new kitchen, really just new cabinets, with an added pennisula and granit counter tops. I can't wait!!! There is one down side though, I will be without a kitchen for a while , and eating out gets tiring after a while. I guess we will have to go to my mom and dads for supper.

Well I need to get back to arranging my bookshelves, so this is all for know.