Saturday, January 31, 2009

WHERE did January go???

This month has gone by sooooo fast. It whizzed by my poor head like a bullet. I have been knitting (perhaps that's made it go so fast?) like crazy and finished several projects this month.
I started a new KAL (knit along) on Thursday - Leyburn KAL in the Socks That Rawk group on Ravelry. You can check my progress here, too. This is the yarn in the cake:

KAL-str-leyburn-yarn2-web by bren47.
It's "Undertoe" in Socks That Rock - Lightweight. I am to the heel on sock #1, half-way there on sock #2 and hope to get past the heels this weekend. I'm trying a new heel (more about that later). Here's the progress at the end of the first day:
leyburn01-day01-web by bren47.
and the second day:
leyburn01-2nd-day-web by bren47.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Christmas Past

Today being the 25th and I saw a Christmas tree on the Yarn Harlots' Blog (reading in Dec - I'm behind there, too) I started to think about what has happened around here over the Holidays.

On Christmas Eve I actually made dinner rolls (from SCRATCH no less) and we had our big dinner at Mom's. On Christmas Day: played with the Grand-Girls (on the floor, too and really, really enjoyed it!); didn't stress over any kind of 'schedule'; relaxed at Mom's at the end of the day and didn't have a big dinner mess to clean up (no one was very hungry after the big, delicious meal my daughter-in-law made - we snacked); - all in all it was a very restful day.

The photo is our new, much smaller tree. The one we had (and gave away) was too tall for our ceilings in this small house so smaller was in order. A perfect fit on top of the window chest and high enough to discourage the cat from munching on the branches - although I had to put enough boxes (even empty for a while) to fill in under the tree so he couldn't get up there!

As much as I love the Holidays - I am glad they are over for another year!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bloggus Interruptus

My Sweet Kitty has just "asked" me to put "his" basket back in the corner so he could lay in it. (Currently, the basket holds twigs, branches and moss I gathered from the yard). He got my attention away from reading blogs by saying "murrr" until I looked at him - then he proceeded to the baskets previous location - looked back at me and "murrred" again. Meaning quite clear.
I obey.