Rain rain go away!

It’s a dreary, rainy evrning in Northern New England. Tonight finds me curled up on the couch with the first afghan I ever cabled and a cup of tea. My lap top is ill, so until I can change the fan out I’m relegated to my tablet.

So I guess the question is …. what do you do on dreary evenings? :-)

And I hate the world today….

I am in an “I hate my body and food” sort of mood again today. I’m in the midst of a reaction that was preventable if I’d only known what I was looking at. It’s another one of those less obvious ingredients with a deceptive name that, depending on how it’s processed, may or may not trigger a reaction (like caramel coloring). And since there is no way to know how it’s been processed (again, like caramel coloring), I’m going to have to just avoid it all together.

*sigh* Childthing is off camping with his phys. ed. class this weekend, so it’s the perfect time to gut and clean the kitchen and do a complete overhaul – in preparation of pretty much doing everything of mine from scratch (even more than I do already, nifty!).

The more I watch what I eat, the more I seem to be unable to tolerate and it’s just getting so frustrating.

New WIP?

I’m working by myself at the yarn store this week and next so I found a new sweater to cast on.  It’s called Lehigh and made with Rowan’s awesome new Pure Wool Worsted in Rust. I love that it looks so comfy and warm and is working up so quickly (I usually do sweaters in fingering weight yarn). I can’t wait for it to be done!

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Gardening 2015 Thoughts

The season is barely over and I’m already thinking about next year – things to do differently, more of, less of, not at all. How to rearrange things. I had a successful year doing everything organically – maybe not a stellar year, but I did it with no sprays. *pats back*

Next year, I know there’s things I want more of – hopefully enough to get into canning, otherwise I’ll supplement from the farmer’s market. I do have plans to have hubby make the gardening area larger, for sure.

So. Does anyone here can? Any tips and tricks? Good blogs to follow? Helpful links? (I know some are better than others…) Books? I do better with books, something tangible I can hold in my hand and refer back to.

Taking a break…

I didn’t make as much progress this weekend as I’d hoped. I did manage to get a hat finished and cast on the other, however the first needs to be resized a bit, which will require more tinking. And I’m sick of working on them. And so…..

I’m working on my sock yarn blankie. I had company this morning and realized that I had more stash to add to it than I thought, including some very brightly colored yarns. :)  I finally decided how wide I want to make it, which is WIDE because hubby likes bigger afghans… It’s going to take me FOREVER. LOL Especially since I only have this so far….

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Progress…

There’s not a lot of knitting going to be done to these this weekend, unfortunately, but there is progress! I’m really considering doing the heel and toe of these in a nice soft, heathered gray. (I wish the color showed up more accurately, but it’s gloomy out, so the lighting is rather sucky. LOL It’s really pretty pinks/roses)  Hmm..

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To the top of the queue!

Remember the other day when I asked about your Dream Project? This is one of mine. We have the model of this Rowan sweater at the LYS that I work at and I have been eyeing it since long before I worked there. Well, today I finally decided. I am going to take the plunge. I think I’m ready for it. The LYS I’m at carries all the yarns BUT.. My budget does not allow me to get them all at once, so depending on how many are required for the project, I’ll get one or two colors at a time. The slight delay will also give me time to wrap up a few other things first. :)

This is the sweater, for the link-phobic. :)

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