Sunday, September 30, 2012

A perfect fall day

Temps above 70. No wind. Sunshine. So spent the day sitting outside reading and finishing my cardigan. The best of days.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Once a sports mom

Always a sports mom. Went to see dd2 yesterday. Had the opportunity to watch. Her inter mural softball game. Fun. After years of competitive sport this truly was just for fun.

The dog made the trip too. As you can see from his position on the drive home. It was exhausting having to hang out for some time alone in a strange place.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Woke up this morning to see the neighbors have begun covering their shrubs at night. Brrrr!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Lace petals vintage cardi

So far so good. The pattern and the yarn seem to be a good fit. Since I'm using 8s it is going at a good clip. No I didn't mow the yard or get anything else done today. Thank you for pointing that out. Since the pattern is sized sm/med. I took a leap of faith that it will fit. Since my yarn only had weight not yardage I took a leap of faith that there would be enough.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The yarn speaks

I thought this yarn wanted to be a Colonnade shawl, by Stephan West. It did not! After several hours it was clear that it would not be happy as a shawl. Just to weighty looking. So I frogged. Then I searched ravelry. And came up with the Lace Petals Vintage Cardigan.

I'm hoping it makes us both happy

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Dh came down with a significant intestinal bug on Thursday. So he spent Friday dozing on he couch and in a chair. After making a run to Goodwill to drop off a pile of household stuff. For ex, How likely am I to need three potted silk geraniums in the future. We spent the day in watching Netflix. We watched a movie, Thor. Gotta love buff Scandinavian gods. BBC mysteries, Rosemary and Thyme and Inspector Lewis. I think he's on the road to recovery. I finished my sections of a KAL for Bundles of Love and made progress on my socks. Sometimes it's good to not be allows out to play.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Smells like fall

Heard the school bus this morning. But the clearest sense of fall was walking by these leaves. Because it smelled like fall.