Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Happy weekend, friends!  I found a pattern I had printed awhile ago and decided to give it a try; it's a Valley Yarns pattern called #509 Knit Stars.  I used some leftover yarn, and while it was fiddly to knit two and sew them together, I quite like it.  I'm making another one in a heavier weight to see how it turns out.
 I also finished my 21 color hat; I just don't like how inept my joining of the different colors look, but it'll keep someone's head warm.
 A lady at knit night on Thursday was shared her latest hat projects.  She's using pom poms as the ears; aren't they adorable?
Another lady showed off her Christmas stocking, although she isn't quite finished.  She said she's going to bedazzle it up.
This picture from last year showed up on my Facebook memories feed and I wanted to share it again because I love Melissa's expression so much!  She's modeling a hat I made from a pattern collection I bought last year called The Tea Collection; I need to pull it back out, I think.
I ran some errands yesterday, including going to another book store that buys DVDs and books, to sell some of the stuff the first store rejected; this store gives you credit instead of cash.  They sell their stuff at 50% of retail and they buy at 25%, and I now have $80 worth of store credit.  I think I'm going to cull some more books out, and do some Christmas shopping with them.  Not that I have a lot of people to buy for, but they had a good selection of vegetarian cookbooks that Melissa may like to own.
I decided to stay home and do some knitting and cooking today.  I have a vegetable soup in the crockpot, and I roasted a butternut and an acorn squash as well.  The house smells lovely, just like Thanksgiving should smell.  
As for progress, I'm coming along nicely on my Mary Rebecca sweater, and when I'm not working on it, Gracie is guarding it with her life. Or something like that.
 Happy Thanksgiving week to all who celebrate it!


  1. Nice progress on all fronts Rose. Happy Thanksgiving week to you my friend.

  2. I love roasted squash! It's so comforting and delicious. Like you, I dislike joining yarn--ever. I have a tech knitter link someplace showing a seamless and easy way to do it, I think. I'll be back if I can find it.

  3. There are few foods I love as much as roasted butternut squash. It's right up there with chocolate!
    Beautiful photo of Melissa!