Wow! This weather!! It's starting to get to me. I'm getting all giddy; itching to get out the scrub bucket and the gallon of Mr. Clean. I want to paint; scrape old wall paper; put up new wall paper; change the colors of the bathroom towels; the family room curtains and shears need to be taken down and washed; the windows need to be washed. I want to quilt, sew, spin, knit. I want to sing.....dance.......
(slaps face couple of times....) Wake Up!!
It's the beginning of February, for crype's sake. What is wrong with me! But this weather has been totally awesome! I found the name of a yarn shop on Ravelry. So asked BH if he would like to take a day trip maybe next week to check it out. Why, yes. He would. So this is penciled in.
That's one thing I love about him. Though I can count on one hand the number of times I've gone fishing with him, he's always up for a wool festival or a new fiber shop. Or my need to purchase such and related paraphenalia at any given moment. Kind of sounds......like....an.....enabler! Ehhhh.....yeah.
In other news, of course you all know that this is Super Bowl weekend. Yippee! (sarcasm) So son who lives nearby will be coming over for the game. This is a tradition. Pizza and Buffalo wings; chips and dip; nachos and cheese sauce; other assorted snack foods; and Chocolate Layer cake. That's my favorite. And while I make myself busy cooking, serving and cleaning up, my evening agenda also includes watching the next installment of "Downton Abbey" on PBS. What a great series! Both BH and I have been hooked on it beginning with Season 1. But of course, this Sunday there is something that will supercede our evening --- for him, anyway. Thank goodness we have 2 TV's.
I was rummaging through my bobbin tote the other day and lawdy!! I found 3 full bobbins and 3 half-full. Navy blue and medium blue. I was thinking of plying each color with the white now being spun, but thought the better of it. I am spinning the white for an intended project. So, 2 bobbins of med. blue and 1 of navy it shall be. What a find!! And when they're done, it'll free up 6 more bobbins. Funny. Because on the last plying project, I was wondering where the hell all my bobbins went to!
Update on the mint green sock.......I have one more pattern repeat before starting the toe. Good grief!! It seems everytime I count the repeats, there's one more that needs to be done. I'll be so happy when these are finally done!! It seems like it's taking forever. Maybe that's because I discovered that there are 2 other mint green pairs in the stash. It kind of disenchanted me; took the spark out of knitting a pair of socks. C'est le vie.
Well, I suppose I should get back to the spinning. I decided to add irridescent Firestar to the white for the next couple of bobbins. I love sparkle and glitz!! Especially when it's the only sparkle and glitz going for me right now. Ya gotta take it where ya find it.
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