Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1

Because I couldn't resist posting more snow photos, here's one of our rosemary plants looking all pretty.

And this is our beach access walkway, with snow drifts and shadows, from our walk yesterday.

I'm home alone today; Steve had to make the trek into work on the icy roads. He said I looked awfully happy to see him go.

Now I'm just relaxing around the house, doing a lot of nothing much.

First off, I decided to work on my mom's dog sweater since it didn't fit as well as I'd hoped. So I decided to add a turtle neck section to it and a strap at the back end. Now it's ready for another fitting. Good grief, this has been ridiculously fiddly. One good thing though is that I realize I do have a better understanding of my skills. For instance, the knowledge that all I had to do to add the neck was pick up stitches and do a k2, p2 ribbing. And I also know that if it's too tight or too short, I can rip it out and do it over. No sweat.

I also ripped out a pair of Maine Morning Mitts I had started awhile back but quit halfway through the second when I realized I was going to run out of yarn. So while Steve and I were playing Scrabble last night, I decided I would use the yarn to make a pair of mittens instead. And I'm incorporating the idea of Jared's Flood Noro scarf by striping the dark Noro Kureyon with some pinkish Noro Silk Garden, at least for the wrist cuffs. That should insure I have enough yarn, plus it gives it an interesting look. Again, breaking a little new ground for me. Semi-designing going on over here.

And because I must be addicted, more heart shaped love.


  1. I love when the knitting just comes together. I had to laugh when you called that sweater, "ridiculously fiddly." LOL. It seems a lot of what I do lately is just that.

    I'm feeling badly that I won't have time to knit my daughter some ridiculously fiddly lace for her wedding day. She'll have to wait for an anniversary now.

  2. I think that dog sweaters are the hardest to fit. I once was asked to make a 'hockey jersey' for a French bulldog - they are very big-chested animals! Making it fit was a lot harder than putting the big white Maple Leaf on the back. I agree with your assessment: ridiculously fiddly. I never did hear if that dog enjoyed the games any more.

  3. LOVE all the photos of snow on the beach! Heck I love any photos of sand and water and blue skies - but yours are incredible because i've never seen a beach with snow on it. I need to check re: hampton quilt festival but i think it's feb 12 -14 or the next weekend. I may go on the friday - i'll get back to you when i find out - no school today and i must get back to my kiddos.

  4. Just the phrase "pick up the stitches" makes me break out in hives. I'm lucky to do basic knit and purl!