Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm still here, bad blogger that I am. I'm in the process of purging, trying to not have so much STUFF around me. GF and I are moving so this helps. I like the idea of it anyways,lol. Sometimes it is so hard to let go. Especially books. I've recently switched over to e-books, for novels anyways. How too books  or cookbooks, I've still been buying the actual print books. Sometimes the actual books are cheaper than the ebooks, which doesn't make sense. The other issue I have with ebooks is that I've heard that authors get the same amount of $ from the publisher, regardless if it is a printed book or an ebook. That doesn't make sense to me. Sounds like authors might be getting the short end of the stick!?!? The ebooks do make it easier on my bookshelves though,gotta admit.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The New Year

Well, it's 2013. I know it's a little late for a 1st post of the new year. I'm a horrible blogger, I will admit.

I've still been knitting away. I'm starting a pair of what I call "House Socks". They're just man sized wool socks knit from Briggs and Little that will be thrummed . That way there should be enough space in there for my foot and the thrums :) It's been so cold here the last week or so, I could really use them know,lol.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Whoa, Yule flew by and it's almost the New Year. I'm still knitting the last of the Yule presents :) I would have been done in time except I punched a hole in my finger with the 2mm steel knitting needle. Not a huge injury but knitting was painful. Should be done them this weekend.

I don't like to make New Year's Resolutions. I figure that if you want to make changes in your life, you should just do it. That being said, now that the Holidays are almost over I figure it's time to get off my arse and go back to the gym. I know the gyms are blocked this time of the year. I might actually start going swimming for a change until the end of January.

Do you have any plans for the new year?

Friday, December 14, 2012

I swear that today is the coldest I've felt all year. You know when you get a chill and it's right down in your bones? That's how I feel. I'm actually too cold to even knit that much. I think going to the garden and digging up the last of the carrots may have induced this chill. I'm glad we went and got them though. I have a pork roast I'm planning on cooking up this weekend and those carrots will go quite well with it I think.

Still knitting away of Yule presents(when my hands aren't have numb from the cold,lol) but only have 2 left to finish. One is for my Mom and one for my GF. I knit my Mom's when GF and I are watching TV etc. and if my Mom comes to visit and GF is @ work, I knit on GF's pressie. So it's slow going anyways bc I'm always having to hide the projects.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I can't believe I went over a month without posting. eeep . OK, so what's going on ?

Winter has haphazardly arrived here in NL. We had a snowstorm that caused numerous accidents bc people seem to forget this is NL and every year this thing called winter happens. I even saw an accident where someone rear ended a salt truck. If it hadn't been dangerous, I would have gotten out of the car and took a picture. Almost all the snow is gone again, thank glod for that.

Still knitting away @ Yule presents. I've even been knitting something for someone I don't like and it shows. I just had to rip it back about 10 rows. I know it seems a waste to knit for someone I don't like but this person is the partner of a dear friend. It will make my friend feel good that I included his BF in our holiday celebrations.

I'm still sawing away on my fiddle almost everyday. I still sound like I'm killing a cat some days but it's coming along. I might take some lessons in the new year even.

Here's one of the songs I'm learning from a band called the Show Ponies. I can't say I play this well yet but I do love this song. Enjoy.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The wedding this weekend was verra sweet. A long time couple decided to get married after 14 years together. It was sweet and I was a little teary eyed. Their daughter was their flower girl, so cute. It was a great evening. I didn't take one pic. I didn't have any pockets and I didn't finish my little bag so I couldn't carry my iPhone , so no pix. I was too busy talking to everyone anyways,lol

I am NOT complaining but swear the weather this Fall has been better than Summer 2011. I still have roses blooming in my yard and I had to open the window in my bedroom last night as I was too warm under my duvet. I still have carrots in the ground and tomatoes and cucumbers growing in the greenhouse. It's awesome.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

So, today the weather is soo miserable. It's cold and windy and raining full out. I'm having a cuppa and a couple of lemon creams on my work break. I'm working on a little bag to carry some essentials (fone,house key) to a wedding this weekend. Wish it wasn't so grey out, makes it hard to see the stitches.