Friday, January 29, 2010


Weather predictions were snow for us!! Haven't been doing much lately except listening to books on tape. DD got to come up here last week with her job to a buying fair, and we got to visit with her some. It's never long enough! Been searching Ravelry for some new knit/crochet inspiration, but not finding much to interest me lately. Wore my neck warmer yesterday and figured out it was a little too short for my taste. Guess I might make another one a little longer and see if I like it better.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Books on CD

My newest obsession is listening to books on CD when I'm in my car. I'm currently listening to "Gravity" by Tess Gerritsen. It's really a good story! The first two I listened to were "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein, and "U is for Undertow" by Sue Grafton, and I was hooked! I haven't had a lot of time to crochet in the last week or so, but I am itching to make a couple more neckwarmers and maybe some fingerless gloves. I'm already trying to figure out some of this year's Christmas gifts and have some good ideas in mind! I'm meeting a couple of friends for lunch today, and since I get Monday off, I am looking forward to having a nice, long weekend to start a project.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The fisherman's wife....

This neck warmer is a little jewel called "the Fisherman's wife". I found the pattern on Ravelry, here. I made it last week when the Arctic freeze hit us down here in Texas, and it saved me from freezing on the long walk across the parking lot to the building where I work. Hubby has been eyeballing it for himself, I just might have a fight on my hands if I don't make one for him soon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Beanie just in time for cold weather!

I completed this hat the other day. It is the "Divine" hat by Rheatheylia. Using Caron Simply Soft Shadows in "Moss", I went down two hook sizes, but it was still a little too big for X. I suppose it will still keep him warm, anyhow. I enjoyed making this one, and look forward to making a couple more of her other free hat patterns!

In other news, my little dog drank a small amount of anti-freeze on Saturday and had to be taken to the pet hospital. She ended up staying there for two nights taking antidote and having to be on an i.v. So far, she appears to have come through it just fine. I am so happy my little friend is ok!!