Saturday, October 30, 2010

One Down

Man Socks - One gift down - way more to go. Will have lots more time as my hours at work have been cut by 60%!!! They just don't get it! But all is well as I'm fortunate that my old boss has plenty of work for me and is really flexible. Everything will be just fine!!!

Go Ducks!!! Number 1 in the Nation!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Winter has arrived on the High Desert!

I had a great weekend. Didn’t start out so great – got a bit of food poisoning Thursday night – so slept all day Friday. The Nurse was home for a long weekend so missed a day with her, but the sleep was wonderful. Family came for dinner on Saturday – the Nurse made Chicken and Dumplings! Yum - great comfort food for a raining evening.

While listening to the rain on the roof I realized that my gutters hadn’t been cleaned…you know that little list of chores you keep back in your head? I’m great for saying “later.” Well because of my reluctance to do these chores on time (but wait – I did get most of the leaves picked up), my patio was flooded and the gutters overflowing. A little rain never hurt anyone – so Sunday I tackled the gutters. Wet and dirty work – but they now flow very nicely thank you. Who says girls can’t take care of things!

I actually spent most of the day Saturday and Sunday napping and knitting. Did something weird with the heel on the Flying Geese socks, so ripped out a bunch. Looks much better now. Juno is coming along – good mindless knitting at this point.

Am planning menus for my get-a-way, deciding what books to read and what knitting projects to bring….who am I kidding? I hope we get snowed in! Only three more weeks!

A great laugh if you missed SNL….

Hug the ones you love!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall at the Ranch

It was a beautiful crisp fall morning!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Production Knitting and Flannel Sheets

Yes, it's that time of year. Oh so snugly and cozy.
Production knitting is the process! Sunday afternoons, leaves falling, knitting away on Juno
and Flying Geese socks. Almost the best way to spend an afternoon!!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Three's Company

What’s on the needles? Sorry no pictures because some are gift items…

  1. Red Juno
  2. Brown Girl Friday
  3. Green Flying Geese Socks

What’s on the reading list

  1. The Lucana
  2. Traveling with Pomegranates
  3. Wilderness Warrior

Made a lot of progress on the Christmas items this weekend. I can’t believe I’m thinking Christmas and it isn’t even Halloween yet!

Ordered a bunch of Knit Picks Palette for another Christmas project. It will be my Road Trip take-a-long! Boy do I need this...Road trip that is.

Must get down to only one book – three is too difficult to keep track of. Three knitting projects keeps me from being bored with one. Trouble is I don’t see lots of progress on any single item.

Fall has arrived in Central Oregon – great knitting and homemade soup weather! Halibut Chowder was on the menu on Sunday – Yum!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Ha - fooled you!

It's amazing what a difference a few days make!! Tomato sandwiches are on the near horizon. Yum!!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Enough of silly vintage words – this is important stuff.

October is Breast Cancer month and as most of you are aware I am a survivor. Read about it starting here. I was lucky, I only had a bilateral mastectomy and now am Cancer free (boob free too, of course). It wasn’t all luck – I had a mammogram. One of my missions now is to encourage all my lady friends to GET A MAMMOGRAM. So tell all the ladies in your life to get one too!! I’m alive (most of the time) and knitting away because I was encouraged by others to GET A MAMMOGRAM. My mother died of Breast Cancer and my sister also had Breast Cancer – so it was a no brainer for me. Even if you don’t have a history – GET A MAMMOGRAM!

Hug the ones you love!