Monday, December 12, 2011

The joys and pains of moving...

So moving, at any time of year, is not easy. No change is. It's also a lot of work. Doing it during the holiday season, well, adds some special challenges.

This is the first Christmas since mom died that I've felt "Christmasy," and with the move, there isn't alot I can do about it until I get some things put away. We've downsized significantly, so that is taking some thought and time.

The cats love the new place, and clearly are enjoying the boxes!

Downsizing is so freeing. Stuff is a weight around ones shoulders, for sure. And the smaller, stairless house is just what my fibromyalgic body needs. I am so grateful for the provision of this home.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What, TWO YEARS later???

I haven't been here in forever. Time to get myself back into my writing groove, I think...

My knitting is continuing. I'm currently working on two active projects, and have one "hibernating." It's my Log Cabin Moderne's big enough that working on it in the summer is just not appealing...

The active projects are some convertible mitts for Josh, the blue and green project to the left. It's a pattern taken from an old knitting book, "Mens Mittens" by Jaeger Handknits. I'm usin an Opal sock yarn that he chose.

I'm also working on a"Mara" shawl. I'm in LOVE with the yarn for that one. It's Tosh DK, and like all of Madeline Tosh's yarns, it's beautifully dyed and marvelously squooshy soft! It's a lovely red, "Tart."

I've taken up spinning since last posting. LOVE that. I began on an Ashford Scholar, Minerva, that I bought from one of the girls in my SnB group. For my last birthday, the man bought me a Kromski Sonata, and I am totally in love with her. I named her Wanda, and she allows me to spin with far less pain. I'll need to get a nice photo of her for the blog.