Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Yarn Along and Spring Cleaning

I took the day off today, Grandma is coming for her cataract surgery and spending the night. One of the many great things about living in the town with the best healthcare in the state is that it draws visitors in and I love being able to care for them instead of them being in a hotel.

I got great advice from everyone last week about my Hitchhiker project. I got bamboo needles AND Julian used sandpaper to get a super sharp point. Last night at 11pm, I realized that today was yarn along day and that I should give an update but hadn't actually made progress so the two new teeth that are on the needle now are the progress made while Julian was in the shower last night - not too shabby, considering the first tooth took me 6 months. THANK YOU for your advice about the SHARP needles! As far as the books are concerned - I'm reading the Lamplighter and Bread and Wine, more about those later.

Yesterday afternoon, I attended the first estate auction I have been to in years. This is a favorite past time of my mother in laws and I wish she had been able to join me. They had incredible things that brought out a hoard of antiques dealers. I was able to make off with this old cow bell and a lily shaped ice cream mold from the 1930's. The people behind me rolled their eyes and said I wasted my money. Little do they know that Julian and I have watched a zillion hours of Victorian kitchen documentaries and are fascinated by the ice cream mold, and that I grew up on a dairy farm and have a tidy little collection going of brass cow/goat/pig bells. So there.

Before my guests arrive, I will put away the penguins, the last of the red and green and winter things. Dig out the yellow, pink and orange... and wait for the snow, shrugging my shoulders.

Linking up with Ginny.


  1. Hope all goes well with your grandmother's surgery. Lovely knitting, I have missed the forecast so I have no idea what's in store for us :) keeping it a secret from me.

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed for your grandma! Your scarf is going to grow real quick once you start the knitting. It was a fast knit, which I loved!

  3. More snow? And I can't believe someone would have the nerve to say you wasted your money!

  4. Joining the other ladies in sending wishes for a successful surgery for your grandma. Glad you got new needles for your hitchhiker; it's such a pleasant knit. :)