Monday, April 25, 2011

What's It All About, Alfie?

In some ways, Spring is moving fast. Last week both of my darling kinders finished post-secondary education. Alex has a full time IT job, and Laura will be doing co-op at a large criminal law firm in downtown Toronto- I am thrilled for them both.

I will tell you what I have been doing, and also what I haven't been doing.

I made this scarf with some handspun. It's called Saroyan, and it's a freebie on Ravelry.

This is a really large and detailed cross stitch- and I want to finish it before October for my 25th wedding anniversary.

I made a key lime cake, and put the dreaded Peeps around it- but don't you love the red Gerberas? I think they're my favorite flowers.

I have also been reading, but frankly am too lazy to tell you about the books- because they really weren't that interesting.

While I'm not depressed, alot of things have been happening lately, and I don't seem to be able to stop these things from upsetting me. I walk around with a knot in my stomach, and I know it's silly to worry about things I really have no control over- I guess it's my nature, and what can you do when you are hard-wired to be a worrier?

I have a low boredom threshold at the best of times, but nothing is doing it for me. I can't get into spinning, knitting or cooking, and I know I should go out for a walk every day- but I can't make myself do it. Whatever this malaise is, I sure hope it passes.

It's high squirreling season- and a kitty has alot to keep track of.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What Big Ears You Have

Life is good. I got up this morning, had a blab with my sister (being a twin, she shares my birthday, but is 5 minutes older) talked to my favorite nieces, and got some fibery swag from FC.

This is Fat Cat Polwarth, in Shadowed Glen, that Ginny tweaked with some added turquoise. This is destined to become a hooded sweater/coat. Kind of an ambitious project- but it will be tons of fun.

I guilted Laura into posing for a pic- we both have just gotten up- donned our rabbit ears, and are ready for the day. Kitten Chow didn't need to be asked twice- and he already had his ears on.

I'm knitting this scarf with the leaves- Saroyan, in some handspun. I am all about the handspun these days. It's so much different to work with.

I figure I now have a year to mentally prepare myself for the big 5-0. I certainly don't feel any different than when I was 25- and I think being around kids does sort of keep you in the loop a bit.

Anyway- thanks for being my friends-you guys are the best, and watch this space next year.