Well, it's done. All my knitted items are listed on Etsy, with more to come hopefully. If you'd like to take a gander, just type in HomeSpunHandKnit in the Etsy search bar.
We went to the Casino last week...my birthday celebration. Had a coupon for 2 free nights!!! And.....2 free dinners...one at the Buffet and one at the restaurant. How could we pass that up?! Of course......in reality......nothing is "free".....if you get my drift....."casino". But we had a great time, very relaxing. BH and I both agreed on the way home that it seemed we were gone for more than 2 days.
Frost has been hitting us every morning. Of course all the flowers have been dead for over a week now. I just haven't been able to get outside to clean up. It's either too cold and windy, rainy or I've been busy with things in the house. Ahh, but Monday and Tuesday next are supposed to be in the high 50's. I will make a serious attempt to get to the gardens. Before there's a heavy blanket of snow over everything.
BH asked me the other day "what's the harm if things get stuck outside for the winter and the flowers don't get emptied or cut down?" Nothing, says I. Except it reminds me of people who leave a dried up Christmas wreath on the door and Christmas lights up around their house through July!! Oohhhh, that bugs me!! Or when you can see curtains or drapes in someone's window and half of them are hanging off the curtain rod. Yikes! I want to go knock on the door, push myself into the house and rehang the damn curtains!!
I think my OCD is showing.
Well, it's back to knitting and spinning. I've been working on 2# of a wine colored SWMerino (whew!) I'm on the 6th bobbin and will probably get another 1 and a half. I love the color (obviously!).....it reminds me of Concord grapes. Got big ideas for this yarn.....which may not see the results till sometime next year!!
I'm just about done knitting the 2nd blue "tweedy" sock. Boy, those have taken me forever! And then they'll be up for sale.
Gotta re-do a beaded tam. The first has a couple of stains that will absolutely not come out...with anything. And since I have fingerless mitts to match....well, the tam has to be knitted again. Crap.
We have not started the wood stove yet. Been muddling through with the infrared heaters. BH has intentions of getting the stove ready and firing it up next week. It does feel like we're going to have an early, very cold, very snowy winter this year. Time will tell.
Son informed me that he and his buddy will be coming up here the last weekend in October.....from Thursday night through Monday morning. Yes, they're taking 2 days off from work. It's the last weekend for Trout fishing, don'tcha know. Good grief! Gotta get my "Chuck Wagon" personna and menus in the ready.
texture and test-knitting
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