Sunday, March 5, 2017

Update 36 - Life is Funny



Yes, life is funny. I woke up to this:




It is March right?

The other funny thing is - you know those socks I frogged last week because they were making me cranky?

Well, I looked and looked for some other wool to make those Cookie a socks - Kai Mei, and I looked for a different pattern for that yarn, and well, that dark blue yarn and that pattern just wanted to be together, so I changed from dpns to my nine inch circular needles and voila!



Needless to say, my baby blanket was somewhat put on hold, but I did get to row 26 on the 2nd quadrant.

I also finished the second sock of my Tibetans using my homespun. They are so cozy and warm they have been on my feet all week because

a) I have a nasty cold (probably due to the pool/firemen fiasco of last week), and
b) it is snowing! (note snow in top of the photo)




Here is a couple of shots (before the snow) of my Uncia shawl that I was blocking last week:


As of this minute I only have one WIP on the needles, and that can't do, so I will likely cast on another pair of Tibetans (god, I LOVE Cat Bordhi), and a cowl that I want to make to use up some qiviut and homespun I have.

That's it for me this week.

Sort and sweet, because I have knitting to do, chicken soup to eat, and a new series on Netflix to binge watch - When Calls the Heart.

Did I mention it is snowing here?




18 comments:

  1. Wow, look at that snow. I'm sorry you're sick. Your new pair of socks do look cozy. And yay on having a happier time knitting that Cookie A pattern with 9". I have to try that one day as I do have a 9" for a 0.

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    1. I didn't think I would like the nine inch needles, but I love them!

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  2. Gorgeous blue... clever you for finding the perfect combo. And wow... so snowy... no wonder you have a cold. Stay warm. Enjoy the chicken soup... and let me know what you reckon about the series. We started on Black Mirror on our Netflix tonight ... loving it .xxx

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    1. I love the series - hey it has the school teacher and a Mountie and coal miners and amazing scenery. What's not to love? warning - black mirror tends to get very weird in later episodes.

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  3. It looks like you got those socks knitted just in time for the snow! Stay warm and cosy xx

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    1. yes, even with the lace the blue ones are uber cozy!

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  4. I hope you shift the cold in more ways than one!

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  5. Is it normal for you to have snow in March? Lucky you have those cosy socks. There's nothing as warming as snuggly socks. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. So not normal. There should be cherry blossoms and daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops!

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  6. Great minds think alike as I am watching When Calls the Heart also. I started when it was on Hallmark and I've read the books but I canceled my satellite so I no longer got it plus they would be like a few episodes and then 6 weeks in between.....binge watching is the way to go! LOL!
    Love the shawl and your Tibetans looks so cozy! I hope you fell better soon! Those socks are pretty but I would snag them in a heartbeat....lace of any kind is not practical for me but I can still admire them!

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  7. It is a very cool lace pattern and only starts at the gusset and then wraps to the top of the foot. So far no snags - but then when you are just wearing them while you sit and knit and binge watch it is pretty safe. lol . Jack is pretty cute, eh?

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  8. Fabulously cozy socks, fabulous shawl too... but you can keep the snow thanks.
    Hope you get rid of your cold soon and the cold weather.

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    1. cold is slowly abating and the sun is out today (although more snow predicted for tonight and tomorrow)

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  9. The snow is very pretty. Especially knowing spring is right around the corner! :) Beautiful projects! I LOVE seeing the Uncia Shawl blocked. What gorgeous detail in that pattern.

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    1. yes, now I just need somewhere fancy to wear it!

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  10. Hope you are feeling better. I love snow, we don't have much here. I'm sure if we had more we would hate it but there we go! Your socks look gorgeous and indeed, lovely and snuggly.

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    1. I love the snow too, just not in March! I want daffodils and spring walks on the seawall!

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