Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Good Times

I finished the grey boot socks for my oldest daughter, Meredith, and will be mailing them tomorrow, as she is still getting cold weather up there in Brooklyn.

Now, I get to decide on my next project! I should finish something already on the needles, but I'm itching to make something from one of the new knitting books I've bought recently, Kate Jackson's Sunday Drive, and Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Landing. Also, I need to look through the new issue of Knit Wear, which I picked up yesterday. Speaking of knitting, I had fun at one of the local yarn stores last night. They have an annual pajama party knit night, where you show up in your pjs, bring a dish to share, and knit for as long as you like. I lasted three hours and it was a blast, with door prizes and lots of fun. I won a felted needle case, which was similar to one I'd been coveting, so that was great. Plus, I got to taste some great food and hang out in my pjs, which is my favorite Saturday night outfit. Win, win.

Here is a picture of the socks, with Gracie, for scale.

This is what Gracie was doing Friday night, while Steve and watched another episode of Game of Thrones.

An interesting perspective of Gracie.

And one of her in her favorite chair. Not that she is spoiled, or anything.


Four more teaching days until my spring break begins! As far as I know, I'm staying in town the whole time, doing whatever I want. Which should include sleeping late, knitting, reading, and hopefully a bit of spring cleaning. Have a great week, everyone!




  1. Love the socks, the pj night sure sounds like fun.

  2. The orange toes just make those socks (which are lovely) extra special. Nice. And, I'm trying to figure a way to initiate a pj knitting party around here. That sounded like so much fun.

  3. I want to go to a knitting pajama party, too!

    The sock are adorable. Love the toes.

    Are you doing anything special over break -- other than relaxing?! My plans are on hold, waiting to see what's up with my parents.

  4. I love the socks, particularly the little heart detail.

    And Grace looks right at home now - she is such a pretty girl!

  5. The socks are beautiful! PJ knit night sounds like fun!

  6. The socks look great, and the room is so open and light and pretty. It makes me want to spend time there. Plus, you have a Christmas tree! Score.