Sunday, January 20, 2008

brrrrr~~~~it's freezin out there

I think today must be the coldest day we've had this winter!! Last night we were watching TV and we kept hearing the strangest sounds~~Sophie was growling(from under the blanket)at every creak!! We finally determined after many trips to the front door that it was the house complaining from the frigid temperature! Once during the night a sound woke me so I got up and turned on the back flood light sure that I would see a broke branch or something~~nope, not a thing other than the two huge branches that came down from the wind storm a couple weeks ago. Weird~~
On a good note there's hardly any snow! We were expecting a lake effect storm but we never got it here~~it hit south of us.
I'm so glad that I did all my errands yesterday while I was out. As I was going from spot to spot I kept thinking ~~do it all today and then tomorrow you can stay in! Between the Fibro and the cold I do seem to get worn out much quicker than I used to.
I've made a resolution of sorts~~well, two actually~~put forth a real effort to finish up the projects that I have almost done ~~and FROG the ones I know that I'll never get back to for one reason or another. The other day I was listening to She Knits Podcast and Sharon said get rid of the things you know you'll never finish for whatever reason. That night when I went to bed I was thinking about what she said~~"it's so freeing". The next day I found a sock that I started almost two years ago~~I hated that sock but I kept it~~I'd pull it out and look at it and then stuff it back in the bag~~this time was different~~I pulled it out and admitted that I hated it but the yarn was nice and would do better as a different sock~~so out it came!! I felt great!! I rolled the yarn and added it to the sock stash! Next on the list was a tank that I started last summer out of a variegated yarn. It was knit in pieces not in the round so the colors were not going to match up on the sides and I knew that would drive me crazy~~out it came~~that yarn is going to be put to better use in a tote. Freeing!!! It's good for you ~really~you should try it!!
I've been pleased with myself that the last couple of yarn purchases have been put right on the needles!! I've been working on a Noni bag ~~all the pieces are knit and a couple of the flowers are felted already! I have two coin purses to felt also. I've spent the afternoon putting the lining in the Knitting Needle Bag.(fun bag to knit) Busy,busy!! It feels so good to actually finish things!
I got a new camera but haven't really played with it much but I'll get some photos of all the new projects and get them posted.
On a sad note my lys will be closing soon. As bad as I feel for us I feel for the owner~~it's a tough decision to make. We've made some new friends and hopefully we'll keep in touch. A couple of us have said that we'd have "knit nights" at our homes. We'll still see each other at Guild meetings but it's not the same as hanging out at the shop. I got used to spending time there while KK was resting.
I've been giving some thought to what my next big project should be and I think I'm going to go with either the Einstein coat or the Not so Warm Jacket from Sally Melville's Knit Stitch book. Another shop I go to is having a class on the EZ's Adult Surprise Jacket but the class fee would be better spent on yarn!! So I've been collecting a mix match of textures in the same colorway and I think it will grow up to be a version of Einstein!
Well, it's time for supper~there's sliced roast beef and Kimmelwick rolls for beef on wick calling me~~it's time~~
Off to eat

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