Sunday, October 20, 2019


Of all the weird things to walk away is the remote control to the new bed.  I could have sworn that I left it in the middle of the bed this morning.  This means that I can’t adjust the bed until I find it. I wonder who taught it how to walk?

I just found it hiding under the bed, at 3:30 am.  I guess it needs a remote cozy.  Look for a new pattern soon.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Not 30

I am not 30 anymore.  I can feel it after 4 very bad nights with Eric. Besides being tired my hands feel numb and my skin hurts.  It has some very big downsides not being 30. So tonight I hope Eric sleeps.  Goodnight all.

Thursday, October 10, 2019


A lot of knitting got done today despite Eric having a bad night last night.  Hopefully a whole lot of knitting will leave the house tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Busy is the Word

We have been very busy around here. I have been so tired that I have not had the energy to post much before bed. A lot has been happening and here are a few things of note.

Eric brought in 40 more pounds of soda tabs to the Tucson Ronald McDonald House bringing his life time total (the past 10 years) to 150 pounds. He only has to collect 639 more pounds to make 1,000,000 tabs collected to make it on to the wall of fame.

I have been busy spinning and knitting. a few new patterns are in the pipeline. I have taken the zenning of the house to a whole new level that I thought was not possible for me. I have almost finished filling a giant bag of charity knitting and sewing with some socks added for good measure. It also takes the temptation of using the Bookman's credit for more clutter.

John is graciously bringing loads to Bookman's and Goodwill for me.

I have also been replacing batteries on smoke detectors and remote controls, funny how the work better when the batteries are not dead. . My clothes also seem to have gotten bigger over the summer. So I will have to add shopping to my list.

I am off to do more chores.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Projects 176 to 177

I forgot to add these hand woven scarfs to the last count. 

Projects 166 to 175

I made it to the 175th project of the year.  This batch includes 2 bibs not for Eric and 8 hats for kids in Tucson.  

Thursday, September 19, 2019

It’s All About The Tink

Sometimes when designing a new pattern way outside the stitches per inch on a different size knitting needle things can go terribly wrong very quickly.   I am using U.S. size 10 knitting needles on a fingering weight yarn.  I knew my first guesstimate was off so I doubled the amount of stitches that I cast on.  It looked pretty good until tonight. Let’s just sat after knitting 12 rows I know I am way off.  Not wanting to do the math involved tonight it will wait for tomorrow.  Then I will begin again.  I will also have it finished by the Birthday Celebration at Grandmas Spinning Wheel here in Tucson.  Yes, I will be on hand to help you select the perfect yarn for you.

In other news Debra showed me her latest knitting project. She took my Count1-2-3-4 shawl pattern and cast on 81 stitches for a narrower shawl.  Even better she is knitting it in 100% silk yarn in a sports weight.  The drape on the shawl is fantastic.  If you have some spare silk yarn in a sports weight give it a try and post the picture on  Raverly.  P.S. the pattern is on Raverly or your local yarn store.