Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It is again the middle of the week and moving towards the weekend. Our dear friend Joyce died last Friday, she will be really missed.

I am still just knitting along, and have not spun anything. Today was especially hard. I was very depressed, I don't know if it is from the Chronic Fatigue, which is really bad right now, or truly depression. My wonderful husband took me out to lunch today which helped some. I have not been sleeping at night, so during the day I want to sleep. If I nap in the afternoon which I almost have to , I get a little energy, but that may not help the night sleeping. I will see how things go and if they don't get any better I will call the doctor.

Well now that I got that off my chest on to happier things. I am redoing my sewing room, with a daybed, so if the husband snores I have a decent bed to sleep on. I also see myself sitting on it and knitting. The room is very bright even though it is on the North side of the house. I have painted it a beautiful blue with yellow accents on the window valences. We are going to replace the floor with a beautiful cherry laminate.

I have had to come up with some creative ways of storing since I am removing the Ikea bookshelf. It never was very sturdy. This makes me go through things and de-clutter. This year I am really going through a lot and getting rid of things with no sentimental value or I don't use anymore. This may be because my parents are packrats and I can't stand clutter. I have been very aggressive with my getting rid of, even, the horror, knitting books. I am giving those to good homes.

I do feel better and hope tomorrow will be better. Oh for the sun. I think I am gong to get one of those light boxes.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


It is the middle of the week and on the down slope to the weekend. I am knitting a few different things, really trying to finish some UFO's. A dear friend Joyce is back in Intensive Care and my prayers go out to her and her family. I have not yet been able to try my spinning wheel, to busy with other things. I am going to make an effort to try and do some spinning.

We got about 3 inches of snow here, but we in the Mt. Airy Town Hall Knitting group, are like the post office, nothing keeps us from Knitting. We had a small group, but of course as always we had fun. Every week someone has something new to show.

We were talking at lunch about knitting for others. If you sat down and added up the cost of the yarn and your time even at minimum wage, people would not pay what you should honestly charge for a knitted garment. So only knit for those you know will truly appreciate your gift.

I am sitting here looking at my bookshelves and really think I need to go through and pare down and straighten up.

With Darby retiring at the end of this year, it ought to be interesting. I look at our sitting room/office and wonder how we both will share it. He says the only time he will need his computer is for paying bills and checking email; we will see if that happens.
I am thinking of maybe two smaller desks with two seperate chairs, maybe, I don't know. I really am getting to the point that I don't like clutter and want to pare things down.

Well I guess that is all for today. As David Reidy says. Carpa Lanium, cease the yarn.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

What a start for the New Year a cold. I have to recommend Zicam quick dissolve tablets, even though it seemed like forever, my cold has only lasted about three days.

But on to happier things. Our Christmas was wonderful and even New Years Eve dinner was good, with family and friends.

I am very excited I am going to the Mannings in PA to buy a spinning wheel, hoorah.

I purchased an Ashford Traveller and love it. I just got it put together today (January 6, 2011) and can't wait to get started. It was suggested that I sit in the evening and while watching television treadle, so I get used to it. Music is also a good way to get the rhythm, Tom at the Mannings, suggested Celtic music which I love. I am thinking spinning will be fun and I should pick up the rhythm rather quickly since I have a musical background.

This is the year I plan to do a couple of knitting things. I plan to finish those projects I really want and Frog the rest. I also want to try socks. If I like it fine, if not at least I tried.

God has blessed us with many things and I want to make sure each day this year I make sure to remember that and thank God for everything I have.