Tuesday, February 25, 2014

merry chrisuary...

it wasn't supposed to snow until tomorrow
but it decided to surprise us and arrive today
we took a trip up the road to get vittles for the rest of the week
because the great arctic vortex is coming again and we wouldn't want to be caught short
would we
the three above are phone camera
snow and movement make for blurry photos
but you get the gist
the ones below were taken with fancy shmancy camera
cold fingers and blowing wind make for blurry photos
but you get......

the drift

right before the movie

we snuggled down and decided to watch a movie in the afternoon!!!!
when it was over
so was the storm 
and this is what it looked like

half an hour after the movie...movie was 90 mins!!!!!

told you the weather was playing silly buggers


after two or three days of
springlike weather
we're back to 
guess the old groundhog was right
damn him

Saturday, February 22, 2014

new pattern...old yarn!!!


a while ago and found it again a couple of days ago
so I had a go yesterday
and look what happened
 yarn in the stash that needs to be used
Caron Country which I loved
but it's been discontinued so I don't have a lot to use
 I played with the colours 
with this stitch
"Leaping Stripes and Blocks"
that comes from 

looks different because I used so many colours
and I changed the dc (US) to a half dc
there is a wonderful video to help you  do it
and it's a lot easier than it looks
gather all those bits again and have a go
I made it with thicker cotton too
and it worked in a "messier" way...
I liked this tighter denser version

the weather continues to be completely crazy
it's playing silly buggers all over the place
we were under tornado warnings and watches yesterday
and in fact a tornado touched down on the other side of the river in Maryland, 
it reached almost 70 F ( 14/15 C)
today will be the same
and then it's going back down....way down next week 
with more snow

Thursday, February 20, 2014

damn you pinterest!!!!

with all your pretty pins
pinned by pinners
pin after pin
of pretty this and prettier that
page after page of
ohh's and ahh's
and Oh I could make that
so and so would like that
god forbid you go below the photo and find that endless list of
"you may like these"
you could end up in
and not know how you got there
or who you are anymore
and heaven help you if you come across a new page
or yarn company
you aren't even safe in your own
room anymore

behind your monitor
 phone android or not
lap top
millions of us have now squeezed and pushed and shoved and forced
a bzillion pins onto one place
damn if we don't try to see all of them
I think we have a problem 

wind  'em if you have'em
get that ball winder out

get those dusty bags full of tangles and mess
and bits and pieces and oh's and ahh's started and never thought of again
knot it all together
and make some 
fresh tightly wound balls and have at it

pinterest ain't going anywhere.......
neither are we!!!!!