Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Knitting and a Rainy Sunday

This past week was a little odd for me; Steve was gone from Sunday morning to Thursday night on a business trip. The oddest part was how much I stayed home. Usually when he's out of town I do a lot of eating out with friends, but this time I ate in every night. My entertainment was watching Elizabeth Gaskell dvds and knitting. Oh, and going to the dentist twice. Despite the quietness of the week, I was so tired by Friday night that I went to bed at 9 p.m. and slept for twelve hours. Then took a Saturday afternoon nap! I think I've caught up on my sleep now, and am ready for a busy week.

Today was a rainy, gray Sunday, but Steve and I had a lovely drive to and from the Outer Banks to visit my parents, who are spending the week down there. We spent a couple of hours sitting in a sunroom with a view of the ocean, with a short walk on the beach during a break in the rain. I got a lot of knitting done on my second Noro sock, and we all enjoyed the relaxing day.

I was going through my photo files after we got home, most of which have the label "knitting", and I found a couple I never got around to posting. This is a heart washcloth that I wasn't thrilled with, but should use anyway. And here is the heart on the package I gave my mom for her birthday. I meant for this heart to be used as a jacket pin, but I didn't get around to adding the pin, so. . . .

I also finished the baby blanket on Wednesday. It should have lots of good thoughts knitted in because I was watching the Cranford series for the second half of the blanket. So sweet.

I made it car seat/stroller size, but it should work in a crib too. It's made from Encore Worsted, which is machine washable, and has little flecks of blue and yellow throughout the white.

And finally, I made Steve another hat, to replace the too small one he received from me at Christmas. I think that makes me one hat behind in my plan to give him a new hat each year. I can only count four and we've just had our fifth Christmas together.

I used Galway Highland Heather, which is a rustic yarn he loves, but either I had a bad batch, or I've had it long enough that moths got to it, because the yarn had lots of broken parts in it, which was Highly annoying! Oh well, it's done now. By the way, he has a pair of matching socks in the same yarn. Told you he loves it!


  1. Rose, Wow you have been so busy. The present for your Mom looks to nice to open. The baby blanket is a treasure, lucky baby to be wrapped in a blanket filled with such love.
    Have a beautiful day,

  2. The baby blanket is so cute! I think Encore is perfect for baby items.

    I really should knit a hat for Keith. Can you believe I never have?

  3. That pink heart adds love to the contents just looking at it.