Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Happy Tuesday to you, my friends in blogland!
Yesterday was such a bright, sunny day here in Spokane. I should have taken some pictures of the sunshine, because the clouds are back this morning. A chance of rain and/or snow tonight. Ick! I'm so ready for spring. I know this is perfectly normal for March and I also realize that we've had a very mild winter here in the Northwest so I shouldn't complain, but I am so anxious to get to the lake!
I've been busy with startitus, you know that knitting disease where you start a project, only to begin another project and on and on? Well, I do have an excuse. Let me show you some pictures. Okay. Well, blogger insists on putting the pictures at the top of the blog for some reason, no matter where I want them to go so I'll explain from top down. Will that work for you? The first is a completed baby hat and one on the needles. I always have one of these on the needles for the hospital nursery. The pattern is in my head and easy to pick up and stuff in my purse when I think I may have waiting time somewhere. I finished this one on the car trip from Portland Sunday and started a new one. I would much rather be the passenger with knitting time in the car. Hubby happily drives and I talk, and talk and knit!
The next photo is my Pimpelliese Scarf. Since it's for me it keeps being set aside for other projects. Hopefully it will be so warm that I won't need a scarf soon anyway and I'll have all summer to complete it.
The white yarn is a sweater I started yesterday for little Miss Piper for Easter. Mommy asked me to make her a white cardigan to go with all of her little dresses for the spring. I surfed around Ravelry and found this pattern. It has lots of little lacey details and so far it's been an easy knit. I'm hoping to have it done by the time I drive back to Portland on Friday, but we shall see. Size 3 needles don't make for very fast knitting.
And this was Mt. Spokane one evening last week. I forgot the picture was on my camera until I downloaded them just now. Isn't it beautiful? I believe we live in a very beautiful part of the country and I never tire of looking at the view.
Last but not least is a picture of a sweater I finished in Portland last weekend. I had thought to give it to Piper, but she's grown so much it wouldn't even begin to fit her. Remember, I hadn't seen her for almost two months and she grew A LOT! So this is going to go to the hospital or one of the charities that I donate to.
A person from the place we bought our woodstove from is supposed to come out this morning and "teach" me how to light a fire in it. We'll see if he even shows up. I haven't heard a thing from them since they made the appointment. Hubby chopped lots of kindling last night and I have newspapers and logs at the ready.
I'm looking forward to Friday and my return to Portland. One reason is that we left Chloe there to play with Polly. She's a great car-rider, but does suffer from nerves. She doesn't move the entire six hour drive or sleep at all, just pants. Since I was returning so quickly we thought leaving her there might be best. However I wasn't prepared to be in this house without her. It's so lonely and quiet when hubby is at work. Mandy say's she's missing us too. She follows them everywhere.
Another reward of going back to Portland is, of course Piper. But I have another reason. Lunch with Gracie, Taci and Teresa! Yippee! I'm excited. I hope to get there early enough to investigate the yarn store close by. It's so nice to be able to actually meet in person and become friends with the lovely people that I know through blogland.
Have a wonderful day everyone and remember, doing something kind for someone else lasts a lifetime. Just try it, you'll love the results!
Edited to add-The fireplace guy came out and the damper wasn't adjusted correctly. A beautiful fire is now burning in the woodstove! I'm a happy girl. :-) And, of course blogger put the picture of the now burning fireplace ahead of all the other pictures. I tried to get it to go right with this paragraph. Sorry.