Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ten On Tuesday "I Feel"

The Ten on Tuesday is to complete 10 sentences beginning with " I Feel"- this should be good for a few laughs.

1. I feel- cold, because it is really cold again outside.
2. I feel- crummy, because I have had a dry cough since forever- 3 weeks?
3. I feel- happy, because I get to spend time outdoors with my family, walking in the park.
4. I feel- better, because I'm not eating after dinner.
5. I feel- hopeful, because warm weather is coming, but I am mindful to enjoy the seasons, even winter.
6. I feel- inspired, because I have alot of creative projects on the needles, wheel, etc.
Some sparkly roving that I'm spinning from Tintagel Farm. Sparkly sparkleness-
7. I am proud that both of the beansprouts are doing well in their jobs, and are successful. Miss Mew got a new job at a larger firm, and is on to bigger and better things. She's a hard worker.
8. I am astonished at how much time and money I spend in the grocery store.
9. I am lucky I have the partner, and friends that I have.
10. I am glad that this is the last sentence.

On Saturday, Miss Mew and I hopped on the subway and went to Honest Ed's.  This is a Toronto landmark, aka Edwards of Bloor.  The last time I was in there had to be 30 years ago, and I am not kidding when I tell you it has not changed one bit.  It is unbelievable what they still sell in there.  We had a blast.  Unfortunately, the store has been sold and will be closing down, but while it is still there, I wanted to visit again.  Ed Mirvish was a great man, and a great Torontonian.

In knitting news I am working on some new designs, and feeling the love again. 
The squirrels are out- tons of them.  Signs of spring.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ten On Tuesday- Love, Love, Love

Todays topic, in view of upcoming Valentine's Day is 10 Favorite things that are red.

1. Cherries (thanks Nicole)
2. Lipstick (my favorite MAC "Baby's On Fire") which is discontinued.  It has sparkles in it.
3. My new Hunter Boot socks are red.
4. Pomegranates.
5. Beets (purply-red)
6. My daughter's favourite colour is red.
7. FC's truck (NOT my favorite vehicle or colour)
O.P.I. Nail polish- "The Show Must Go On"- shimmery red sparkly!
9. Red Amaryllis
10. Dorothy's Red Shoes in The Wizard of Oz (sparkly!)

I don't personally wear alot of red, or indeed have it in my house. But in the right amounts, and if it's sparkly, I like it.

I am down with a mild chest infection (congestione) so am pretty much schlepping around, watching Judge Judy and Doctor Phil.  A sad state of affairs.
But I did finish my Fair Isle Cap, using the J&S Shetland Heritage yarn. It's finer than Jumpwe Weight, but you get clear patterning, as it isn't as hairy.  This is one of those caps that fold into itself so you have 4 layers over your ears.

The kittens wish you a lovely Valentine's day, especially Valentino. I'm not sure if he came to the foster home on Valentine's but we kept his name, because he suits it.