Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday shopping

On Black Friday we bought a tow and a new battery. Dh went to Home Depot to buy himself a workbench that was in the ad. When he came out the car wouldn't start. A friend tried to jump luck. AAA was called, they came out an jumped it. It started. They left. The car died again. So it was towed to a nearby shop. A new battery has been installed.

But we are beginning to fear that the battery is just a component of an ever expensive life support system.

Dh, car and new work bench are now safely in the garage.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Doesn't look partial to me

The forecast today was partially cloudy. The sky doesn't seem to be the least bit seems fully committed to cloudy. Plus the wind is picking up. It will be a great day to stay home, empty my cupboards, pull out shelves being installed next week...yeah! Watch Netflix and knit or start a book.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Finished, washed, blocked, sewed buttons on a baby sweater for a cousins baby. And the baby is not even due till January! A first boy after 3 girls. So I made sure to sew the buttons on the correct side for boys wear, cause I think it will be important to the parents, I suspect the baby and his sisters won't know or care.

I used the free knitting pure and simple baby hooded cardigan. It is gender neutral, fast, and cute. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Strange stuff

Looking over from the tee box today we spotted a lovely water feature. A small water fall and pond. Then in the corner we spotted this. I suspect it's leftover from Halloween. It made us giggle

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Great friends great day!

Wednesday was a great day! I got to spend it on a "field trip" with two wonderful women. There was no angry venomous election conversation. We had wonderful food. Fondled, and bought some lovely yarn. Chatted laughed. All the things that make a truly great day.

We went on the trip to visit a yarn shop and have Mexican food. We had tasty food, and the best chips ever at a place called chuys in Gainesville fl. The building is painted wild bright colors. The tables are vintage 50's dinner. The room we sat in had velvet paintings of trucks and cars on the walls. And the ceiling was covered with hubcaps. It mades us smile.

Then we shopped a little. I bought some Happy sock yarn that is bamboo with a little nylon. It will be a scarf someday. And aslantrends Pima cotton in grey that will I think become a 3button wrap.

And before we left Gainesville we stopped for coffee and donuts. While they weren't hot they were pretty fresh.

The only downsides was two of our knit sibs were unable to join us. So I guess that means we will have to go again someday.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Getting stuff done.

Or not. I have put aside the high plains drifter shawl. I just don't love it right now. Think maybe its a yarn compatibility issue.

But I finished a club cover for dh. He lost his caddy shack gofer.

I'm making good progress on the Robin Hood baby sweater. Sadly we have finished all 3 seasons on Netflix. We will miss the gang In Sherwood Forrest.

I've co a simple pair of short socks.

Yesterday we drove to Costco and bought tile to do the kitchen backsplash. Much better price then the local home stores. The choice was really limited. Only 2 colors but it works for us.

Then stopped at a place we've driven by for 3 years and had a great burger

Today the sun is shining. It's dd2 birthday.