Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Off early

Got off early today which is a good thing when one implodes at work. Cleaned the house, fed the dogs/cats, did some laundry and made a pumpkin pie for Uncle Bill on the Hill (how you are supposed to tell if a pie is done without sticking an ugly butt knife hole in the middle). Now I am frantically rooting through the stash to find something to knit for someone by the 2nd and thinking of Christmas presents. The fog is rolling off the roof into the windows in thick ropes and its almost a full moon. Everyone is sleeping and safe and I'm just waiting for one to get home safe so the house and me can settle into the night before Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving. May yours come home safe too.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

One Skein Shawl

I didn't do the pretty trim like the pattern (Knitters Review One Skein Shawl) calls for. This is the best shot I could come up with. It was a bear to take a photo of.

My mom bought me the ceramic pin at The Rooms when we were up there. It's handmade by A.C. Guest and she called it "Ode to Newfoundland" after Sir Cavendish Boyle's poem:

When spreads thy cloak
of shimm'ring white
at winter's stern command.
Thro' shortened day
and starlit night
We love thee frozen land.

We love thee, we love thee,
We love thee frozen land.

Orion is back. I was looking for him two weeks ago and Friday night after knitting, I looked up and there he was. We're supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow tonight. It's toes up to the woodstove for three months now.

Monday, November 12, 2007


I finished a plain, simple garter shawl with the blue glitter stuff on Sunday (thank you Beth for the idea!). Blocked it by threading a curtain rod through the top loops and hung it from the living room window with a hammer hanging to extend the bottom point. The curtain rod is ruined but the shawl is beautiful and done and I don't have to torture myself by saving that tangled bit and I even have the most perfect pin for it.