Saturday Ramblings

Husband at the farm with his momma. I did nothing last night except knit and watch Live PD. (Seriously though, some of those officers! I need to be searched for weapons please) I had the whole cough to myself! Finished sock one for my mom. Y’all know I love her because she picked acrylic baby yarn.

I had cold pizza for breakfast. In bed. It was wonderful! Crumbs be damned! Ok, so I’m changing the sheets today, but that little rebellion felt good.

Today is picking up groceries. Say what you want about them, but that grocery pick up thing at w@lm@rt is awesome. If the delivery places could get it right, I’d go back to them, but this will do. All my meal prep is baked things that don’t require much except marinating and baking. Seeing as I’m doing 2 weeks of meals (the bike thing is NEXT WEEK y’all! I am not ready) I went for easy. FYI, meal prep is breakfast and 3 meals. For.Every.Work.Day. Further proof I love my husband. Just sayin’.

Then, I’m knitting. Mom has surgery the DAY AFTER the bike ride – y’all, could it be worse timing? So, I want to get these things done so she has something cheery in the hospital. I need to find something to binge on.

You can still donate to my ride. I’m going for $12k!

What are you doing today?

Yarn! Donate and Win!

Get an entry for every $5 you donate to my Bike MS ride by 6 p.m. today(4/21). The more money raised, the more prizes added! There is Socks that Rock and another sweater’s worth of yarn in the wings, just waiting to be added!

Prize 1

All Things Heather Merino Tencel Sock in Blue

The Plucky Knitter Plucky Single in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

KnittyK8 Simple Stripes in Lost at Target

Prize 2

Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini Set in Spring

Prize 3

$26 Gift Certificate from Stiched by JessaLu

Prize 4

$36 Gift Certificate from Stitched by JessaLu

Prize 5

5 skeins (2290 yds) of Beaverslide Dry Goods 2 ply sport in Beebalm

Prize 6

2 skeins Handmaiden Mini Maiden

Time keeps on ticking

We aren’t getting any younger here. As evidenced by my mom turning 73. She just kept saying she never thought she would make it to 40, let alone 73. Part of her gift was these little face cloths.

I’ve finally put the Canadian drama yarn socks to bed. After darning them 3 times, I just can’t anymore. I guess I’ll have to get on that knitting socks thing. After I finish my mom’s size 11 pair. Luckily, they are with worsted, (but still, size 11!) which is easier on my floppy paw. (I totally need a more positive name for that thing) However, I injured my left arm in the Great Sleeping Incident ’18.

When the GSI’18 happened, I warped my loom, hoping to catch up on the Spunky Eclectic Weaving Club.

You! In the back! You can stop rolling your eyes right now! I have things! In my head! That aren’t brains! It has been an exhausting and injurious month. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

In better news, our Mo has been able to donate $1200 so far to my Bike MS ride (I can’t wait until my team puts in the matching amount!) and is waiting for VAT to be paid to donate the rest. Thank you to her, everyone who bought her patterns, and that thing that happened with the Ravelry Gods. So, if you’re feeling all warm and fuzzy now, go forth and wish her a happy birthday.

Happy Thursday y’all! Or something.

Freezing Farmgirl

A little over nine years ago, I came to Texas (the state) to visit Texas (the man) between his contracts. While here, I bought some yarn and started some mitts. It took me almost a year to finish them (because young love or something). From my notes, I apparently finished them while I was hospitalized for the first time for my NMO.

I’ve loved those mitts, and they show it. Felted in spots, holes in others. They’ve hauled wood, driven tractors, fed cows and chickens and ducks. They’ve been to CA and PA and Jersey. They’ve made long drives to Dallas and Nacogdoches. Tiny towns, metroplexes, camping, fishing, working, playing. They’ve done it all. They’ve been with me for my whole adventure here.

The time has come to replace them. I tried to make everyone knit some with me for CMMDI, but it didn’t work out. So here is the start of another pair that hopefully will last the next 9 years. I’m going with the same pattern because nostalgia and I like the simplicity. I do wish I had some appropriate red yarn, but I’ve had this Beaverslide for a while.

The yarn is far thicker than what I has before, and I will finish these, but I think I’ll be making another pair with lighter weight yarn. Hopefully I can whip out the second mitt before the next arctic front hits.

Happy Tuesday y’all!

Hello Beautiful New Year!

I finished exactly two fiber related projects last year. One a knit for someone else and one a woven scarf. I worked on a couple of knits, but frogged or forgot about most. I received my weaving club every two months and didn’t work on a single one. I did some cross stitch and embroidery. I spent time at the pool. I rode in the Sam’s Club Bike MS150. I did no Jiu Jitsu. I was sick for about half the year. I’m still down with the sickness and hope to have better answers next year. I broke a rib, my momma went septic on us. I almost gave up the blog and domain. It was an odd year. I think the word of the year was “apathetic”. It was like I just took a year off.

I’m not doing a whole “new year, new me” thing. I just need to get back on track.

Of course, January always means a month of CMMDI. Here’s a peek at everything I have laying around:

Yeah. I may also have a tiny addiction to JessaLu bags.

Happy New Year y’all!

So there was this 5k

Lessons learned: 

Look at the route beforehand. That thing was all hills. Just when you thought “I’ll make it to this turn and it will be downhill” there was a other hill. Also I felt like it was never going end because I didn’t know where I was. Once we actually hit the Zoo grounds I knew it was almost over. 

Plan water better. They didn’t have a water station until there was a mile left. WTF does that? Although getting overheated and loosing feeling in my leg meant that I didn’t feel,the shin splints.


Bring someone who has your back. No matter how annoyed he was, Texas stayed with me the whole way. Our friend finished in 30 minutes. We took an hour and eleven.  

Training for it might be good idea. Just winging it was a little crazy.  Especially since I haven’t done Jiu jitsu in a year. 


Next up? The Bike MS150. You can still donate here .  I’ll be doing the drawing on the 8th. So, share on social media with #MakeSquishRide or donate at least $10 to get a chance to win. 


Happy Tuesday y’all!