Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ineffective Sunshine

When this description creeps into the weather forecast you know it isn't good.  "Ineffective Sunshine"  Sunshine is good...ineffective bad...bad word used before good word, means one thing...while it is at least pretty outside with the sun shining, there is absolutely no heat, no warmth emanating from it whatsoever.  Which means it is bloody cold outside.  sigh...negative temp cold.  with wind.  Which I guess means I should be happy because I can sit knitting with the Yggdrasil blanket on my lap and I'm NOT hot! 

I'm in the home stretch of Yggdrasil.  I'll finish the 3rd side of the final border tonight.  And with it being the only thing I'm working on until it is done, I should finish the final and fourth side and last corner in about 10 days.  I haven't taken any new pictures as nothing has really changed yet.  But I am trying to figure out how to take a picture of it when it is completed.  It is huge.  I may be hanging over the loft railing trying to capture it on the foyer floor.  That should be interesting...

Hopefully the next installment will not be about an adventure to the emergency room with me having to explain why I was plummeted to the floor from the loft because I was taking a picture of a blanket.  smile...

Monday, January 10, 2011

January is galloping along

Well I did not think I'd be gone this long from the blog.  I was thinking that good riddance to 2010, we had so many bumps on the road, that I was happy to have a new year stretching ahead of me.  Well we've already had several doctor appointments, some unexpected, but every one is now fine.  Also had a family funeral for my great aunt.  Truly one of the most caring and loving women I knew.  She and my uncle were married 70 years at the time of her death.  I can't imagine losing someone you've been married to for over 70 years.  I still believe 2011 will be a great year.  It just started out a bit rougher than I hoped.

I did accomplish a big goal of mine.  I'm now on Etsy, you can find me at Knitting My Way Home on Etsy.  I've got some of my handspun listed.  It is a new exciting adventure for me.  Who knows how it will end up.  But it is fun to dream.  Come and visit me, let me know what you think!

Here is to a smoother 2011.