Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Solstice

Sorry to have been gone so long. It seemed like after a day at work either ducking not-so-good situations or just being totally worn out from trying to be upbeat, I had no words left. Well, that's not true. But they weren't words worth reading :-)

While I was gone I had a birthday. I always enjoy my birthday. For one thing, it means that I'm alive and the $#*&%^ didn't get me yet. For another thing, I'm one year closer to Medicare and I'll be ever so glad when it gets here because hopefully then I can become unemployed. Maybe I'll starve, who knows. But I'm ready for a nice change in life.

I spent part of that day at the lake taking pictures and enjoying the solitude of a quiet Sunday morning that was sunny and relatively warm. And just taking some time without a lot of distractions.

I've done some knitting. Hershey helped me knit a scarf and we even finished it. Yummy, warm and soft.

Yarn: Valley Yarns Williamstown from Webs
Pattern: Ummm it was in one of those knitting a day calendars. Really easy. One side is K3, P3. The reverse is K1, P1. And it looks the same on both sides oddly enough. I do wonder how people come up with these stitch patterns.

There are some socks on the needles. I call them Monday socks. There have been a series of meetings on Mondays and I take them with me. Last Monday I got a bye on the meeting but I kept to the plan and turned a heel and did the gusset on one of them. I think the yarn is from Knitpicks. I know I've had it for a long time.

I made a winter kitchen curtain. The LQS was having their grand opening after moving, and after standing in line at one of 3 cutting tables for what seemed like hours(people were buying hundreds of dollars worth of fabric!), I came away with a piece of batik with snowflakes in it. It makes me smile.

And there was also a sale on fleece at Hancocks so I now have new shams for the loveseat pillows as well as a piece of light camel colored fleece to act as a sort of slipcover, and a piece that turned into a large throw. Lots of snuggles on that now.

I took naps. Oh, this isn't me. My hair isn't blonde.

And now, I'm a little chilly. So I think it's time to go grab that fleecy throw and knit on a mitten. Hope you're warm and snuggly where you are and that life is treating you well.


Missy said...

Happy birthday and solstice!

Sara said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Oh, I like that batik!! And, it makes a perfect curtain!

Great use of the fleece. I love the pillow covers! And, the fact that you were able to use some for a slipcover and another piece to snuggle under. The love seats looks totally comfortable...

It was good talking to you the other night...

Sheri said...

Well, happy birthday to you! Yes, isn't it nice to celebrate another one?
Love your snowmen in the kitchen window. Bet they love that snowflake curtain.
Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, whichever your prefer. And here's to a very happy, healthy New Year!
Your friend in the south,

~France said...

It's always nice to read what you write, no matter how often you get to ... and I see Hershey helps you with ALL your projects, eh? LOL

Hope your holidays were and are going to be good ones!


Devorah said...

Well that looks all nice and cozy! Enjoy your fleecy goodness. Fleece Navidad!

BumbleVee said...

how ya doin' over here Susan.... noticed you've been pretty quiet lately.... are you okay? Sure hope so....

sending a hug..


Anonymous said...

Is Zoey a Lhasa Apso? She looks like mine.