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Saturday Sky

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Still can't find my camera cord, but I found out where I can put my memory card into my computer so we've got pictures again!  Just in time for Saturday Sky.
Big puffy clouds and in the 80s.  Not a bad day for the first day of Winter!!

I also finished #1 Son's hat.



He loves it and has worn it a couple of times already, regardless of the weather!

I have two more hats started and may start another slouchy hat to make three going at once.  When I was working on #1 Son's hat, I was getting kind of low with yarn.  When I went to double check how much yarn I had left over from Baby Girl's hat (same pattern and same brand of yarn) I noticed I had to use part of a second skein!!! 

uh oh.....

I kept knitting until I ran out of yarn.  I had 11 rows left.  Ugh.  I didn't want to use another brand of yarn to finish this hat so I went to JoAnn's to get more.  THANKFULLY I found a couple of skeins in a corner bin.  Apparently it's not a color my JoAnn's carries …

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
we actually had frost on the roof this AM!!!  Number One Son has to be at school early and there is an area that is near the school that is lower than the rest.  Not only was it very foggy (it literally looked like a cloud and you could NOT see the street) but almost every house had frost on it.  Meanwhile Saturday will be a high of 83.

I am thinking... I want to get a lot done by Monday but am also thinking I wont get as much done as I'd like.....  story of my life.  I really want to play with fabric right now but will probably save that for the next couple of weeks.

I am thankful... for the walk I just took.  Sometimes I get stuck inside my mind and I just gotta get out there to clear the cobwebs out.  It's also 62 degrees outside and sunny so what's my excuse NOT to go outside?!?

In the kitchen... I'm trying to cook more, esp since Baby Girl is still having problems with her gut.  Yesterday was Grandma's Chicken (if you've been r…
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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
it's been warm.  Like REALLY warm.  While the rest of the US is in a deep freeze, we are almost breaking heat records.  My thermometer hanging outside said 86 earlier today.  Right now a *cool* front is going thru and we are now at 79.  I do NOT want what you guys are getting up north, but its the middle of December and I'm sweating with the a/c on.  I'll send some heat if any of you want to send some of your cold.  The average should give us something in the 50s and we'd all be happy!

I am thinking... I really should attack that pile of laundry that is sitting next to me.

I am thankful... that this house is starting to feel like a home.  Still lots to do, but we're getting rooms together, and boxes are slowly leaving my living room.

In the kitchen... not much.  I've got one burner that doesn't work and another one that takes FOREVER to get hot.   It takes me almost 7 min to boil a pot of water.  This leaves me with two small bur…

When the knitting is hiding......

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Last week I really wanted to work on something and since the knitting was hiding I worked on whatever I could find.  Out came Bag Ladies.


Who remembers this one??  If you do, then you've been reading for awhile because the last time I posted this was back in 2010!!!  That's also the last time I worked on it.  I still like it so out it came.  Then I remembered why it's not done.  Those half stitches are horrible!!!  Normally I would say they would be fantastic because you are only doing half the work, but it distorts the fabric something fierce and it can be a bit of a pain to make sure you hit the right holes.  I finished the green bag off and worked a bit more on the yellow bag. 



I still think it's adorable and will try to keep working on her.  I also found Queen Ann's Lace but I haven't worked on her since 2007!  It's a L&L pattern and between the million color changes and the itty bitty 32ct linen I started it on, it really wont see much action.  I …

A Productive Weekend

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I'm slowly chipping away at this house and I'm trying to leave the wknds for my craft room.  Since I seem to have a ton of hobbies that I don't spend nearly enough time doing,  I've decided to attack them one at a time. 

First up was my knitting/yarn collection.  I pulled out all the yarn from my room, the craft room and the garage and came up with this. 

I posted this yesterday.  After two days of separating into classifications (charity yarn, sock yarn, cotton, misc worsted weight, misc other weights, enough yarn for projects but no patterns, projects with yarn and pattern, on going projects)  I ended up with this.


Much better, right?  It looks so organized and I'm rather proud of myself.  Other than the charity yarn, everything else is on Ravelry.  THAT'S what took the better part of the wknd.  Making sure I had it posted AND with a picture. 

This bin is strictly sock yarn only.



I was going to dump it out and make a pretty rainbow like I did a couple year…

FINALLY Saturday!

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This has been a week where I have been gone more than I've been home.  This does no bode well for cooking or unpacking (even though I have unpacked 5 boxes, yes I'm counting the ones that only had two items in it.  Unpacked is unpacked!)  Baby Girl is sick and they cant figure out what is wrong with her.  She's nauseous and a bit dizzy.  My original pediatrician suddenly got up and moved to NC back in July (ticked me off because we were there in June and there was NO mention of this; not in the office, not in the mail) and I've been trying to find a replacement since.  I was never really fond of her so there is no love lost, but trying to find another dr is a pain.  I've asked around and the one that is a favorite just moved 30 miles away.  I really don't want to travel that far for a dr but two of my friends will still travel that because, as they've both said, "she's that good".  We went to a clinic this past Thursday and the "doctor&qu…