Thursday, December 29, 2016

Moving Day

I hate to be a negative Nelly, but 2016 kinda wasn't a good year on a number of levels. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful that my family and friends are all well and thriving, of course. I never take such things for granted.

I was not going to mention the election, because I am very non-political, but even the most uninterested bystander couldn't help but notice what's going on south of the border- and truly, didn't think it would happen. I think we're living in, let's say, interesting times.

To that end, I am beginning another blog. The Sheriff has served me well, but I have taken some new directions and I love having a new place to get comfortable in, and host my blog buddies.

I'm still knitting, still spinning, as well as reading, stitching and trying to lose weight. The kitties will be there, as well as FC and the rest of the gang.

I love reading about you, what you're working on, what inspires you, and I have made some great friends. I love that we can show each other pictures and kind of be there for each other.

I will be closing this blog down soon, and invite you to follow me to:

Please take your place at my table. You are most welcome.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pardon Me, Your Phone is Bleating

Kathy has some great questions- so let's play.
  1. Have you ever knit a Christmas Ornament?
  2. Have you ever knit with sparkle yarn?
  3. Did you buy yarn while traveling this year?
  4. When’s the last time you wore something you knit?
  5. Do you remember your dreams?
  6. What’s the one thing you don’t want to run out of?
  7. Deep dish or thin pizza?
  8. Name a favorite holiday music cd, or album for us oldies
  9. How do you remind yourself a candle has been lit?
  10. What’s the ringtone on your phone?

    This is my cell phone case.

    1. You know, I don't think I ever have.
    2. I have knit with sparkle yarn, but I don't think it was for a garment.
     3. I did buy yarn and fiber in Michigan in August.
    4. I wore some mittens and a hat this week.
    5. I do remember them because they are vivid and weird.
    6. I don't want to run out of milk for my tea. I will never run out of tea again because I did once and it was horrible.
    7. Thin pizza- Margherita, easy on the sauce. I don't like anything that is messy.
    8. Favorite is Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas music.
    9. I don't like to light candles as a rule, and only beeswax.
    10. Lol- the ringtone on my phone is a bleating sheep.

    Clawed thinks I should have a mewing kitty ringtone.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dr. Who Festivus

This year I seem to be feeling the Christmas burnout a bit earlier than usual. All the cards are sent, most of the wrapping is done, and I think I'm on the final pair of socks... hard to tell, because I have made a ton of socks this year. I have sock stupor.

These are made from BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight in "Red Drone Dalek".
And here we have one on the tree- got this last year at Say Tea.
I have finished piecing this runner and will hopefully finish today.
This fat baby is taking advantage of FC's new hobby of birdwatching, and eating all the dropped seeds from the feeder. We did have a big dump of snow on Sunday- hope we have a white Christmas.
This other fat baby is hoping for Party Mix in his stocking.

Fleece out.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Will No One Think Of The Baubles?

Kathy at Compassionknit has some great questions for December, so let's play.

*Can you knit something by *heart*
*Would you like some yarn for Chirstmas?
*Did you shovel any snow this December?
*Can you make a bow for a package or gift?
*Do you buy used books or new?
*Have you seen a living Nativity?
*Have you ever received home baked cookies in the mail?
*When was the last time your toes froze and your nose was red?
*Did you know that Christmas and Hanukkah are intertwined this year?
*Do you love to get a Christmas card? 

1. Yes, socks. And fingerless mittens.
2. Oooooh, yes please!
3. Nope. I would love some snow, but it isn't happening.
4. I can. I prefer not to.
5. I usually buy new books. If it's a book that is out of print, I will go the used route, however, I am sensitive to smells, and shy away from used book stores.
6. Does a kindergarten one count?
7. Not in the mail, no.
8. The year before last. The whole of February was well below 0.
9. I didn't, but that's cool.
10. I love to get anything in the mail, aside from bills and circulars. A Christmas card is great.

I have wanted a German Feather tree for years, but they are a bit cost-prohibitive. I found this on EBay, and it's from a display company. I like it.
It has all my sheep ornaments on it. And best of all, the cats aren't interested. Go figure.

I have no knitting or anything this time. My gift knitting is done, and I'm feeling slightly burned out.  I have table runners to finish for myself and Miss Mew (she's doing her own) and that's pushing it.
More decs.....
"you guys placed the good stuff at the top where we can't get it..."

Fleece out.