Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I know my northern friends are saying quit your whining. But the temps have dropped. Long pants and jackets are out of closets. Along with gloves and since I'm a knitter cowls and headbands. But the worst has been the wind. And it's hard to take a picture of gusts of wind. But you know the kind. Where you stand and the gusts make your sleeves sound like a Canadian goose about to take flight.

I am much relieved that dd1 was not to affected by the hurricane. She has had power and no damages.

So the grown up in me knows that having seen the pictures of devastation on the coast I ought not complain about temps in the 40s and gusts in the low to mid 20 mi/hr. my inner child still says brrrr. Luckily the grown up controls the credit card. So I went online and made a donation to the Red Cross.

Friday, October 26, 2012


A baby gift and geeky fan moment all in one. I am knitting another of the Pure and Simple baby cardigans. My accident the yarn I bought in Minnesota combined with the pattern reminds me of my latest tv binge the BBC version of Robin Hood.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The book is:

My life in stitches.

Today it rained

First time since we arrived in Florida. So to keep occupied I went to knitting. Ran errands. Decided the line of grey on my part had to go so picked a color at target. Colored my hair. Downloaded a knitting related book for only 1.99 on kindle, a daily special. And took pictures of my finished project then tucked them away in my drawer until it gets cool enough for socks and jeans.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Before and after

I've been working on the High Plains Drifter shawl. A nice pattern for mindless knitting.

But then I saw I'd made a mistake. I kept knitting, thinking it won't really bother me. It's just for me. No big deal. But then it caught my eye everytime I looked at it. So tonight I frogged it.

Thank heavens for knitting do overs


My stained glass house sign fit nicely. In retrospect I wish I had done the miner 6 differently. It looks different across the street then it did across the dining room in Minnesota. But it will be ok. Maybe someday I will make a different one.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I said this year I was going to have an orchid in Florida. So on day 2 I bought one.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time to head south

I coulda

As I was using a curling iron this morning to remove the kinks and cowlicks in my hair it struck me. That if only I'd had one of these in high school I coulda had the long straight Cher hair I aspired to, rather then the long hair with the occasional wacky wave curl and cowlick I had. Farrah Fawcett
hair was never in the realm of possibility