Archive | January 2007


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What else needs to be said? I think Cori’s attitude here says what we’re all feeling. I have looms to pack and ship today, and domestics badly in need of tending, I may get some fiber time in later today… :doze:

The sun is shining and the temps are almost above freezing already. No sign of our badly needed snow yet. Yeah, Randy’s been able to work right though the winter so far, but it’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer if we don’t get some snow up there on the peaks.

I know, I know, quitchurbitchin’. πŸ˜›

Well, I just wanted to put something here to let you know I’m still around. Just mid-winter bla’s.

Hope things are cheerful where you are! πŸ˜‰

Ice on the water

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All that white stuff around the rocks and the edges of Coffee Creek is ice. It melted some yesterday but isn’t gone and refroze nicely today. But it only got down to 25 last night, better than the 16 we had before. Still no snow in sight, tho. It’s getting late, too, and our snow-pack is way short.

But I guess Randy and the guys will be getting a lot of plumbing jobs this spring. Starting right here. 😦 The hose bib out front split, whichis the one I use to water all the planter boxes and the dogs. It’s the only one we’ve found so far… :confused:

Well. I got the mid-winter droops. Hope you all are doing better.

My lace hat

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Knitted this from the pattern in A Gathering Of Lace. It needs a bit of blocking but I’ll have to wait until I can find a big piece of board or something to pin it out on. I think it’s going to be okay, tho. I’ve been knitting little things. The hat is out of some linen thread I bought to weave a table cloth, but that didn’t work out. Just finished a doily for my kitchen turn table. Now I’m crocheting a dress for my girl doll. Too cold to do anything outside. It’s been around 16 for the last three+ mornings. And looks like continuering in the same vein for another week. 😦 Oh well, the fire is warm and it gives me a good excuse to sit and play with yarn. :laugh:
But what I wanted to say is that you won’t be seeing the Blue Thing finished any time soon. Ran into a major snag. But I will figure it out one of these days!

The Big Blue Diamond Thing…

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It started out to be a tank top which was… well… a bad idea! :crazy: Then it was an afghan but, lordy! How many afghans does one household need? So then it was a skirt which looked okay, but I don’t wear that particular type of garment. Now it’s on it’s way to becoming a pull-over type sweater top. I used the 14″ diamond so it fits my ‘ampleness’ pretty well. I’ve figured out how to put it together so that it even has darts in the correct places. Now I’m working on sleeves. Yes, they are a must! 😦 I intended to use the 14″ square and put enough of them together to be able to cut the sleeves using a sewing pattern, but couldn’t find the loom :blush: but did find the 20″ square Randy made for me a couple years ago so used it instead. I should be able to show a photo of the finished sweater this weekend, if not today. I’ve got high hopes that this will be the last transformation of The Big Blue Diamond Thing! :laugh:

PS: Never mind. My brilliant idea did not work so the Big Blue diamond thing is back in a dark corner until the next inspirations strikes. 😦

In the pouring rain…

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…but since the P.O. was closed yesterday I had to go. So I went on into town and got the business started to fix my car where the power pole backed into me just before xmas. πŸ™„
And I bought groceries, mostly produce, since the local stores carry very little. Oh yes, I’m starting South Beach again. Officially. I didn’t gain back all I lost. πŸ˜› But this means I’ll be going to town nearly once a week since that stuff don’t keep very long.
We’re supposed to get snow tonight and the snow level drops to 1500′ tomorrow so I’m not sure if Randy will make it home or not! :O
Hope you are staying warm and dry this January so far! πŸ˜€