Thursday, January 26, 2012
I've been feeling a little out of sorts here lately. I feel like I've been gone a lot and I want to stay home and sew. I told Ernie earlier today that I'm staying home this weekend and quilting. He can go where ever he wants with the dogs. Not with me. I think he needs to go back to work. LOL But with all the going, I've made pretty good progress on my granny square project. I have to have a car project and this is prefect.
I've been spending lots of home time knitting. After finishing my February socks, I quickly rolled that fabulous yarn I won from Judy L into balls for my March socks for the sock challenge. And what a nightmare that was. I quickly jumped online and ordered a yarn swift and ball winder from Knit Picks. Because this yarn is so yummy, I have a feeling I may be owning more of it. So I am getting prepared.
I started a new to me pattern and wasn't liking it. It felt very young and I'm not and these socks are mine. Then my friend posted a picture of her new socks on Facebook and I knew that was to be my pattern. She told me they are called Dragonfly Socks and I can find the pattern on Ravelry. I did. Right here.
I also spent most of Tuesday knitting Leland a new hat. I gave it to him yesterday and promptly forgot to take a picture of him. I'll do that next time I see him because he is just adorable and you need to see that.
So for my weekend at home retreat... I made a list at the beginning of the month of a few quilty goals I wanted to accomplish. I've marked a few off but I'd like to mark off a couple more. I still need to put the borders on Orca Bay and I need to finish quilting UFO #5, among other things.
Today I have a crockpot full of chili and the other crockpot full of beans--red, pinto and black. Last Saturday on the Pioneer Woman's Food Network show, she was making chili and I've been thinking of that all week long. I don't have any cooked beans left in the freezer so today was a good day to remedy that problem. There is enough chili for several meals. I love having the freezer stocked with quick and easy.