Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Baby Boy Blanket

 You are going to kill me, but I don't have specifics about this beautiful baby blanket. 
(My friend Diane, brought a book to me yesterday.
SHEEPISH: two women, fifty sheep and Enough wool to save the planet, is the book.   It is written by Catherine Friend.
Diane says I'll love it so I know I will.)

She took out this blanket to show me, also.
It is for her first grandchild: a baby boy due any day!
Oh I'm thrilled for her. 
I think this blanket is magnificent. 
Several family members knit panels.
It was soft and I had to ask her if I could photograph it.
What an amazing blanket!

Okay, so this is our weather. 
Lovely eh? 
Zach and I decided to go to a Chicago Bulls game.
We had a blast. 
 Benny the Bull flew overhead.
Joakim Noah is my favorite Bulls player
He is professional and funny.
He skips when he is excited. 
He is number 13. 
He is the son of Yannik Noah the French Tennis Star. 
I love Jo's Hair that is always in a PEBBLES bump on his head when he plays. 

Thanks for a great night of fun Zach!

If you missed yesterday's post, you may want to go back to it and enter a comment for the giveaway. You must comment on that post by Saturday to be eligible to win some lovely yarn and prizes. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Let's Have a Contest for Spring

 * In celebration of the coming Spring, let's have a giveaway!
*These two skeins are the same Ella Rae color way. 
You can win them along with some other little goodies.
Leave me a comment.
Tell me something you love about Spring. 
Anything at all...
Just leave a comment on THIS post before Saturday,
and you'll be entered. 

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 02, 2015

We Have a New Knit Project

*I'm in love with some yarn. 
Berroco Flicker is a blend of Baby Alpaca and acrylic.
At just 12 dollars a skein, I can buy two and knit this one row cowl. 
My friend Mary compliments my knitting, and it is high time I knit something for her. 

This is one of the cases where I went around the Yarn Shop and felt things.  I kept picking up things made with FLICKER.
So I had to have that yarn. 
Luckily for me, a woman over heard me and said she had knitted the One Row Cowl in Flicker. 
This was all happening at Mosaic Yarn in Mt. Prospect.
One of the employees had created the pattern and she happened to be working yesterday, too. 
Yarn, plus free pattern = happy me!

*The March sun is shining brightly through my windows today. 

*We Spring Forward with the clocks this weekend!

*Must go now.  Must do the ordinary things that make a day here.
Groceries and the like.
I Love ordinary days.  Do you?

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunday Sunday Marvelous March

If you have followed this blog for any time you know that March and I didnt get along.  I used to say I hated March. 
No more.  I LOVE marvelous March. 
I will embrace all things March. 

The days are getting longer. 
Sure we may get more snow...or..will WILL get more snow, but we are heading into Spring.  

I will have a contest soon here on the blog. 
It will have Marvelous Prizes. 

For now I'll show you the last Trap scarf. 
And I'll give you a new link to Zach's photography site. 
It is much easier to navigate.  


Friday, February 27, 2015

Five on Friday

 Lovemademyhome's blog invites us to Five on Friday. 
Thanks Amy!  

1.  I love my new Duluth Trading company bag.
I'm very hard on bags/ purses..
It needed something feminine about it, so I crocheted a flower. 
I'll probably make another, this was practice. 
I like the look....what do you think?
2. Time to think even more about heart health.
My father has heart disease and had CABG 
20 years ago.  Ah genetics, sometimes they stink.
Time to up the efforts here at my house.
Cholesterol levels are increasing...
what's your favorite heart healthy snack?

3. I'm finishing my latest Trap scarf.
OH Trap, How I love thee.

4. My little sister, Patti Ann, has begun to crochet. 
I want to encourage her in every way! 
I crocheted before I knit. 
I'm going to send her a care package -
Do you have a favorite crochet pattern to share with her? 
She's a beginner..

5.  Fifth and final for Friday:
I have no plans for today.
I am FREE to stay in on this brutally cold winter day.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Through the Lens

 Thursdays find me at the shelter early for spays and neuters.
This was the pretty albeit snowy scene this morning, across the street from the shelter. 
I am still having blast with the fish eye lens. 
One of the volunteers at the shelter is a professional
portrait photographer. She wanted practice with cats.  Her clients are usually dogs.  
Beatles obliged. 

Truth be told, alright, I'll tell the truth..
he cried all the way there in the crate.
Once he got out of the crate he was an angel.

He let us shoot him for about half an  hour. 
I kept telling Nadine, the photographer, that cats are not this easy. 
I'll have more to show you soon. 
I can't wait to see the ones she took of just Beatles. 

We drove home in some serious snow.

Today's knit plan: 
Trap trap traptasktic time!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Not SO Simple Daybook Entry

1.  Outside my window - Water main break.  Brrrr those workers are freezing.  So we were without water for 6 hours, and it was not a big deal.  I don't have diapers to change or the like, so it was not near as big a deal for me as it is for some.  
2.  I am in awe of :   one of my favorite pictures that Zach is selling.
I framed it for my Wonder Vet.

3. I am hearing: Rodrigo and Gabriela play their amazing duets on guitar.   It is my favorite music these days. 

4. I am Reading: the book Quiet.  I'm fascinated. 

5. I am Pondering: running for the board at the shelter. 
I was asked to go to a meeting last night and to consider running. 
I'm leaning towards not running.

6. I am eating: Rah-rah raisins Girl Scout Cookies.
New cookie, great taste. I'm  not even a oatmeal raisin fan.

7. I am knitting:  the Knotty Cowl and I still love the 4 row repeat. 
I've never loved a 4 row repeat. 

8. I am thankful: for so many things but above all for being able to retire from nursing. 

9. I am looking forward to: visiting with Maine Coon kittens this weekend.

10. I am having fun: with my new phone camera lens. I love it. 

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