Finally Finished February

Did you know that people still blog? I cruised through feedly today and realized all y’all are busy. All I’ve gotten done I the past few weeks is this:


Project: Last Chance Sweater aka February Lady (Ravelry)
Started: March 10, 2012
Finished: Today

Yes, it took almost three years to finish. I’m o.k. with that. I finally finished it and it will be good for layering. Now I really want to cast on for another sweater. Maybe it is Iceageddon 2.0? Or just that I’m really happy to have a sweater I made and didn’t hate. She’s taking a bath and I’ll have to figure out where to block her.

What are you doing today?

Today is full of it.

Awesome sauce that is. There is beautiful weather, the plague is lifting, the new allergy med seems to be working, there will be knitting (and coffee), his momma gave us her old record collection. It’s just pretty darn good all around.


The lake house is listed and I have to go down again this week and do some little things.

I finished the 2.5 year footies. (Ravelry here)

I’m working on the last chance sweater. (Ravelry here) Perhaps even contemplating making it a bolero. What?

And some Aussie chick has me knitting a Julia. (Ravelry here)

What are you up to this Sunday?

She has broad shoulders


So I’ll let her take the blame.

I finished out my Manos trilogy with mitts and a scarf. I knit Texas a hat for his big head. Then, someone sent me yarn to make the coffee hat.


I’m thinking brown mitts with a blue cup at the wrist to match the hat. I may have a thing about matching my accessories. In the meantime, I’m cruising for a pattern that isn’t a mystery and still avoiding the sweater I said was going to finish.

Happy Tuesday y’all!

There have been a lot of little things


Some Christmas knitting, Jiu Bitsy ™ promotion day, and hello!?! A record player!

My first three records make me seem a little schizo. Fleetwood Mac, Violent Femmes, and Neil Diamond. No, you really don’t want to see my mp3 library. It gets worse.

Luckily, we have Half Price Books and I can get albums for only $4. I’m being picky, because you know I can go all crazy hoarder in 2.5 seconds.

I’m also giving two huge boxes of yarn to a 13 year old. Bad color choices, bad yarn choices, left over Purling Dervish stuff, and OMG! WTF was I thinking yarn. I was going to ask if she liked cross stitch and maybe clear out some of that.

I’m making room for fitness stuff. Our bikes, the weight bench, the stack of mats Santa brought. They’re kind of taking over the second bedroom. I don’t know either.

Happy Monday!

So this is Christmas


Yes, I have three trees in my living room.

Have I mentioned that I love Christmas? Love. I love decorating the tree most of all. Usually, I do a different theme every year. Cray-cray, I know. The apartment doesn’t quite fit my 12-foot, pre-lit, gorgeous tree, so I got a little creative. They only have a 12 inch footprint, so I was able to get all three. Best of all, they collapse down and fit in a space smaller than a boot box.

Now to figure out how I can get some lights up in here so they don’t look tacky. I need the feel of laying under the tree and looking up to see the pretty lights. Maybe something in the bedroom?

Happy Thursday y’all!

p.s. Any ideas for what I should stick in Texas’ shoe for St.Nicholas day?

A Cat in a Hat


Not such a great picture, but the Maggie does not tolerate any interruptions to her sleep.


Sadly, the hat would have only fit Maggie. After all of the increases, I realized that it wasn’t going to work. On the other hand, I like doing color work, so I’ll start it again soon. I also think that I want to switch the colors and have a brown background.

Today, I’m casting on for something else and watching Gone With The Wind. We still don’t know if Texas is working tomorrow, so we’ve made no plans. Well, except 8 a.m. jiu bitsy. Yes, really. I’m thinking under caffeinated rolling will be cathartic.

Or I’ll need bail.

What are your plans for tomorrow?

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Six flippin’ years!


Every year around the 15th of December, I finally get in the holiday spirit and go looking for matching stockings. Of course, all the good letters are gone by then. This year, I was strolling through the discount Halloween candy Christmas section early and snagged us some. It only took 6 years.

I knit a hat! Have I mentioned it has been cold here? Like break records set in 1890-something cold. It was a free pattern and unless you know how to correct bad math, don’t use it. The yarn is some Manos stuff I added on an order to get free shipping. Of course it is soft and lovely (and won’t hold up to a bunch of wearing). Details on Ravelry.

Happy Wednesday y’all!


Something about the cold makes me want to cook. I get all Becky Home-Ec-y and don’t want to leave my nest.

Saturday turned out to be one of those days. Pork chops and eggs for breakfast and Cheddar burgers for lunch (He’s almost gone! Sadness!).


I made Faux-giving spread on Sunday. They had beautiful, organic turkey breasts and fresh cranberries at the Sprout’s. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the huge yam. You could have killed someone with it.

I even went all out and made an apple crumb pie. Because I was, um helping to heat the apartment?

There was even knitting.

When you find the normal me, please come and kill the body snatcher. Texas never has to know.

Happy Monday y’all!