Saturday, February 28, 2009

Double Points

I have found my solution to knitting socks,etc. I bought a set of double points on Thursday to make a pair of mittens for my Dad and I am in love. I have tried the two circulars and the magic loop and was never happy with them. I knew in the back of my mind that double points were the answer and this has proved it. I love knitting with DPN's, I had bought a set of harmony ones but never used them. I am going to start a sock soon. Funny how life can be.

The more I Knt the more I love it. It is one of the most satisfing things I have ever done. It has also brought me a lot of wonderful new friends.

My kitchen is half done. The cabinets are in and I am slowly putting things away, the arrangment and kind of cabinets are different then before so I have to figure out where to put things. They will be templating for the countertops on Monday, so I should have them in a week. The floor should be going in the second week of March, Yippeeeee!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Winter Musings

It was beautiful today, bright and sunny, but also very cold just like I like it. The birds are at the feeder and I must get some more squirrel food. I have been doing some driving around the county and find winter to be beautiful. The trees though bare are beautiful in their graceful way. The birches show off their white bark beautifully and there is color in many of the other trees and their bark. The cardinals stand out with their bright red in the trees. We have quite a few of them.

The trees though bear are showing some signs of life and the hope of spring to come. That means I better get my pink cardigan done so I can wear it when the weather gets warmer.

I have been listening to quite a few podcasts and find the ones from England and Australia quite interesting. A different perspective on our world is good.

Never say never and keep on knitting.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Such Is Life

I thought I would have a new kitchen today, but the designer didn't listen to the contractor and a couple of the cabinets were wrong. So it will be another two weeks before I can get my house back in some semblance of order.

I am working on my vintage noni bag and can't wait to finish it. I also want to get the cardigan done that I started I think last spring. I want to start a new bolero, using AngiMacs Hydrangea yarn, It will be very pretty.

I was worried about getting a dress for my sons wedding, but found a wonderful site, Sydneys Closet, there were quite a few pretty dresses there so I need to make up my mind and order in the next month or so.

I am going with Louise tomorrow to the Mannings in Pennsylvania, I can't wait. I will keep you updated as to what I found and couldn't resist.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sunny Day

I am sitting here in my living room with the sun coming in the bay windows, it is beautiful. I of course like the cold weather, there is something about the winter landscape. I am sitting here waiting for them to deliver my new cabinets for my new kitchen, I can't wait. The contractor is coming Monday and the granite people are coming Thursday. The granite will take the longest. I am so excited, I have never had a brand new kitchen that I picked out. I am knitting on a feather and fan scarf and I have started my Vintage Bag by Nora Bellows. It is really easy and should knit up fast. I hope I am a little more organized, I have spent all morning putting papers away, etc.

The squirrels are playing on the deck, they are eating me out of house and home, but they and the birds are a welcome sight. There is always some kind of entertainment going on. The squirrels should join the circus they are quite the acrobats.

Have a wonderful day! I thought this picture would remind us spring is coming.