Sunday, March 09, 2008
And Easter? Why is it in two weeks? Shouldn't it be in Spring? Like April spring? The only good thing about having Easter this early is that one of my favorite candies of all time, Chocolate Birds Nests, have been at the store since Valentine's Day.
Edited to add, for Carol: If you're not familiar with the glory that is a Russell Stove Bird's Nest, here is a link:
Birds Nests .
And Ravelry? It's just too much. I can't keep up with the forums AND with posting my stash AND with posting my works in progress AND with connecting my blog posts to my stash AND my works in progress. I. just. can't.
But what I can do...and I never thought I would...is use the 'queue' feature to figure out what I wanted to knit and what yarn I had in the stash to kntt with us. I took a little photo so you could see my spring knitting plans. A bit proud of myself over this.
But then. I couldn't figure out where to start? Do I start withsomething that will take me a long time, or something that I can whip out fairly fast in order to move on to another project? And the problem with that is that the fast stuff is sleeveless, and I can rarely do sleeveless here until May or June. So it would just be sitting around.
I finally said "just pick something" so I cast on for the Mandarin top using Fantasy Naturelle. Just because I've knit this before, and this top is one of the first things that I thought looked not-"Happy Hands at Home" as Tim Gunn would say. So I'm knitting another.
I worked on it last night during "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", a 2 hour 40 minute movie that I thought we'd give up on....but it was really a terrific movie. It really builds a great picture of the two main characters...Jesse James and Robert Ford...although i have to admit there were a lot of minor characters that I just couldn't keep straight. Luckily it didn't matter all that much. Anyway...if you're looking for a good, long movie, think about that one.
It is a wee bit bloody but nothing you can't deal with if you've ever watched The Sopranos or The Wire.
Enjoy your Sunday-with-one-less-hour everyone!
Today is both Ann and Mike's birthday (Ann owns the farm, Mike is her husband) and they received a very special birthday gift fr...
-there was something different happening. We were waiting for the snow but it never came (the video below is literally most of the snow we s...
We found a new beach (well new to us) on Saturday in a little town called Neskowin. We have driven by the little town dozens of times (I wou...