Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wow! February Really is a Short Month...

I have no idea what happened or where this month went.  It has been cold, cold, cold.  And snowy too.

My days are filled with work, school work and spending time with this little beauty.  Five months already.  

We have been dabbling in solid foods.  So far we like sweet potatoes, apples and peas.  Green beans and squash are okay and we don't like carrots.

We have been suffering from cabin fever.  We did take Little Miss to Imperial Bowling Alley in  Pittsfield, MA to go Candlepin Bowling.  Hubby said he wanted to go bowling because he has been playing a bowling video game.  I asked if we were going to go big ball bowling or candlepin.  He had no idea what candlepin bowling was.  Apparently it is a New England thing.  He was intrigued so we drove to Pittsfield which is about 45 minutes to an hour away.

I am ready for SPRING!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Weekending on Humpday

Winter has been lovely.  We have a new space heater to keep our living room toasty while binge watching Breaking Bad.  Due to a lovely case of pinkeye, my weekend lasted four days.

Here is what we have been up to...

I am mostly finished with my generic mitered blanket.  Just need to work on the border.

Generic Mitered Blanket 2015

Wool-Eater Blanket 2015

The Little Miss had some oatmeal.


But did not like carrots.


And of course we watched the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl.  Though the Little Miss did not last past the first quarter.

Super Bowl 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Four day Weekend Brought To You By Pinkeye

Enjoying a little me time while Hubby snow blows the driveway and the Little Miss is napping. I really should be cleaning my house.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Warm Stripey Socks are Finally Done

I feel like I have been working on these socks forever.  I started on them around Halloween and they accompanied me while studying.  I even took them to Montreal.

Warm Stripey Socks 2015

Halloween 2014

Warm Stripey Socks 2015

Playing with Little Miss

The socks even went Christmas Shopping

Warm Stripey Socks 2015

And traveled to Buffalo for Christmas with a shopping trip in Niagara Falls (NY and Ontario)

Warm Stripey Socks 2015
And they are finally done.

Warm Stripey Socks 2015

Warm Stripey Socks 2015
The older I get, the less I tolerate cold and appreciate warm socks.  I plan to always have a pair of socks for my "travel" project.  Besides, it will give me something to do on the shuttle bus.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekending: Post Christmas Edition

I am always sad to see the Christmas decorations come down.  The Christmas Season (or should I say Advent) is always so busy so I don't get much time to enjoy the decorations.  But alas, Epiphany has passed and it is time to come down.  We spent the day taking down the tree and Hubby took down the outside lights.

Saturday evening we went to Hibachi.  I have only gone once before at a resort in Mexico and I had a blast.

Hibachi 2015

Hibachi 2015

On Sunday we went to Mass, had breakfast, ran some errands and went to the Siena game.

Breakfast 2015

The Little Miss was rocking her Siena sweater.  Hubby was wearing the Siena scarf I made him when we started dating.

Siena 2015

Ended it all with a good-night story.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Goals for 2015

So it's over a week into 2015 and I am just getting around to writing my goals for 2015.  I hope the statute of limitations is not up for writing my goals for the year.  Last weekend was the Little Miss's Christening which I will write about in another post.

Christening 2015

1.  Embrace and accept the chaos.

I know life is hectic and I have to learn to be okay with that. Time will slow down someday.

2.  Eat better, exercise, de-clutter and save money.

I figure it wouldn't be a new year without having those goals.

3.  Make at least three projects for Little Miss

So much on my Ravelry Queue and so little time.

4.  Make at least three sewing projects.

Might as well break in the new sewing machine.

5.  Knit three pairs of socks.

I can do it.  I live in the Northeast (USA) and it is cold.  Need more wool socks.

Socks 2013

6.  Organize my stash.

I am thinking plastic bins with drawers.

7.  Begin a scrap afghan to help de-stash.  

I have enough cheap acrylic and I can't see how else I would use it.  The Apache Tears afghan is warm even if made with acrylic.

Apache Tears 2006

8.  Make one frivolous item.  

I am thinking another entrelac scarf from Noro.  Sorry for the poor quality of this photo.

Noro Entrelac 2010

9.  Blog at least twice a week.

What are your 2015 goals?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year: Finishing Up Loose Ends

A new year and that means new projects. means finishing up loose ends.  I have one more row on this blanket.  I am in the home stretch!