Saturday, February 15, 2014
I am so ready for spring!!! I am tired of rain and snow. We had a snow storm Wednesday. Our agency closed at 1:00 it was a slow ride home. I might live 10 minutes away from my job and on Wednesday it to over 30 minutes to get home. People passed me because I was driving slow. When I took me to my home a car could not get up the slight incline another car was trying to get around him, I was thinking why are you trying to get around this man while his car is still moving and sliding around. Finally he stopped moving and the person got around him, then it was my turn so I waited until this car stopped trying to move a very slowly made my way around him and off the exit. It took 25 minutes for me to make it to the turn off for my neighborhood. I was a very happy girl when I made it my driveway. I did not move my car again until 11:30 am today to go to work my office opened today at noon. Spent Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon watching it snow and watching tv through in some kitting.
Monday, February 03, 2014
It is February and I am ready for the first day of Spring. The last two Wednesday's in January we had weather related issue's. I know people think really! a dusting to a few inches of snow? but it is enough in the south to make things come to a stand still. I finally finished reading A Fatal Fleece, by Sally Goldenbaum it was a great read it took so long because I have a hard time getting into my hobbies like I did a few years ago. However I still brought a copy of Betty Hechtman's lastest Crochet mystery made it to chapter 9 so far so good. Still working on the first in her new Yarn Retreat Mystery. I have a few more I am trying to work on also. I finally started the decrease on the back of my Aran sweater. It is slow going because I don't want to mess it up and have to rip out a lot. I have not worked on it in at least a week. Due to the weather last week's Wednesday knit night was canceled. Working on a few dishcloths for my daughter's friend. Quick up date! Happy Crafting!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Happy year year! Spent the day with my family. We had the traditional New Years Day meal. I watched the Twilight Zone Marathon on the SyFi channel then the HGTV Dream Home Special. Spent sometime knitting and working on a jigsaw puzzle. How I am preparing for work tomorrow. Happy crafting in the new year.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Well here we are again with just a few hours left until the new year begins. I must say each passing year is worst than the one before. On the reading front I did not finish reading very many books. I started a lot but did not finish had to return a few to the library. I have knit a few dishcloths. I started an Aran sweater in June, I am still working on the sweater and I plan to finish. I am working the back of the sweater I am almost at the point of decreasing for the arm holes. The knitting group I meet with on Wednesday's has not met for the last two weeks due to the Christmas and tomorrow's New Year's holiday so I have not worked on my sweater since December 18th. I had to work today and now I am at home watching for now Storage Wars, drinking wine, and knitting a Grandma's Favorite Christmas Tree Dishcloth by Deb's Heartfelt Designs. I hope to continue to increase my knitting skills and finish my sweater next year. I want to read more and I will have to force myself to do all these things and make myself live rather than exist. Oh I want to try and be a better blogger this I think has been my worst year. See you in 2014.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
A very long time since my last post. It is Christmas Day! My Daughter has gone home and I am here with my Mother watching the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol. I am knitting a dishcloth shaped like a Christmas tree . I am still working my Aran sweater that I started in June. I have not read as many books this year. I just needed to post at least one more time this year. I might post again before the end of the year. Happy Holidays!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
The slow and steady progress on my Aran Sweater continues. I am working on the back of the sweater. It is slow progress because I don't work on the sweater everyday. Also I am a slow knitter when it comes to this sweater. I want to read the pattern over and over and I want to make sure I get the stitches right. You have to pay close attention to the back because you need to cable in both the front and the back all in the same row! One day I will finish this sweater. I finally made up my mind on buttons for my sweater. Great day today not to hot or cold and no need for the air conditioner! Happy crafting.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Today is the first day of Fall and it has been a very pretty day. I did not need to turn on the air conditioner. Still working on my Aran sweater I had the ribbing for the back and the first 3 rows done last night but it was looking bad, so I ripped it out and started over. I sent an email to Karen the lady teaching the sweater class. She email me today and said she could met me on Tuesday to help with the increase and I am hoping the first 2 or 3 rows, maybe just the first two. This coming week is Banned Book Week. The reason for bringing this up is because this past week here in Randolph County located in what some people consider the great state on North Carolina, the state in which I live and I am becoming increasingly embarrassed to admit that I live here. The Randolph County School Board by a 5-2 margin voted to ban and remove all the copies of Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison from all Randolph County school libraries. The book was one of three rising Randleman High School juniors could choose for summer reading for the 2013-14 school year. A parent complained about the book. This lead to a committee to met, the committee recommend not to ban the
book, but that fell on deaf ears. The book was banned. Apparently this did not go over well with a lot of people in the community and I think the Randolph school parents. Because in an article in Friday's issue of The Courier-Tribune it was announced that a special board meeting will be held September 25 concerning the book. I hope in the end they will decide not to ban the book. I have not read the book but since the board decided to ban the book and all the uproar, I decided to read the book, and apparently I am no the only one. I plan to start reading tonight. This book is not to be confused with The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells, I admit that was my confusion at first. I had never heard of the book before the article about the ban. So this parent who wants to get a book banned has done a great thing and that is to get people reading again. I am sure all the teenagers that can no longer read book will try and find a way to read it even if the have to go behind their parents backs.