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Time management…..

I don’t have to tell most of you that I wear many hats just like the rest of you and making time for all has become a delicate balancing act. Sometimes I fail miserably at dividing myself 8 different way. I am also the first to admit that I kinda suck at time management. This might need to be a New Year’s Resolution..??

My hubby and son did a Duathalon on Saturday and I was as proud as any Mom could be. Bryce did a 3/4 mile run, a 2 mile bike ride, and then another 3/4 mile run. Hubby did a 3 mile run, 10 mile bike, and another 3 mile run. Bryce came in 8th and was only 4 minutes away from first. I was impressed to say the least.  Both slept about 12 hours Saturday night and I was able to continue my mini sock marathon…see….

The yarn is one of my favorites, Jitterbug and we are sailing along…it’s all leg now. Cross your fingers and toes that this guy does not suffer from the dreaded SSS. The SSS is a horrible fate for those who love and knit socks…it’s the Single Sock Syndrome. This one has been on the needles for over a year and tucked away. Next time I cast on for socks, it will be 2 at a time. Enough of the SSS. We want everyone to have a buddy!

I am working on a new project called Dungeness Shawl by Samantha Kirby and it is so sweet I couldn’t resist. I am doing mine in Madeline Tosh Light in Pecan and using a natural color in merino/silk for the contrast. It looks yummy! The picture I took of it against my jeans is not the most flattering. I will take a better photo tomorrow.

I am off to help the boy with his homework and to get some knitting done before I fall asleep.

Happy Knitting!



A day to knit…

I took care of business this morning as well as some household chores (those are never ending) and decided after such a busy dyeing week, I would reward myself with some well deserved knitting time and some trash TV. It has been a wonderful afternoon.

I began a new shawl called Line Break by Veere Valimaki. She is the same designer as the ever popular Color Affection. It was wonderful to sit down and cast on and make some progress. I love progress.  I am using Madeline Tosh Light in a beautiful blue/green colorway called Cousteau and I am using my size US #6 Signature Needles.  Everything is better on a Signature needle!!

I remembered that I had taken a really neat photo while on vacation and I wanted to share it with you all. Isn’t it beautiful and the gal who made it, lined it. I enjoyed looking at it very much.

Have a great day and stay cool!




Oh so addicted….!!

Hello there! Yes, this is me and I am proudly modeling my Color Affection shawl. This is the “IT” shawl to knit and wear. There is no hotter project on Ravelry.

This is what you can do with 3 skeins of sock yarn!! I blocked it yesterday and was completely thrilled with its grand size. I really had wanted to knit a shawl I could snuggle in and this is it!!

This is done in Madeline Tosh Merino Light yarn and the colorways are from the top, Winter Wheat, Shoreline and Baltic. This yarn is quite wonderful and the colors are fantastic.

Imagine all the colors and all the possibilities….endless don’t you think? I have started to go through my “stash” and putting possibilities together.

So run to your stash and see what you can come up with……!

I am working the weekend, so see you next week!

Happy Knitting!