Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's Days Like These (Watching Snow, Listening to Garrison Keillor, Knitting My Emmaline Sweater)

Really?. . . All day? Plus "thunder". We had Thunder Snow today.
All of this left me confused, unsure of what I should do? Can't garden. Tried baking a cake and hated it. (With great shame, I must admit.) I totally blame the weather. And menopause.
My Emmaline sweater. Almost a year later, but she's coming around. I love this sweater! Easy to try on as you knit it--from the top down.

I had to make adjustments for my "height" and other body "unmentionables".
I used Lionbrand's Nature's Choice Organic Cotton. It's the little things in life.









8 comments:

  1. Well- it is beautiful! I need to get knitting something. I haven't knitted in a month- I am having withdrawals! But moving and getting settled took over.
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

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  2. I love that first picture and that sweater is adorable! Thunder snow is so cool. We've only had it a few times here. I'm really looking forward to spring!

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  3. That sweater is gorgeous! The pattern and the color are both lovely.

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  4. Hi Kelly, those pictures of your backyard are so beautiful they almost look fake(almost). Is that a red bird in the first picture?
    I LOL when I read the menopause comment because I'm feeling the same way today.

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  5. The weather has been just too much- I am ready to take a one way flight to Florida. The sweater is so pretty- it will be perfect for Spring (which should arrive around July I'm thinking).

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  6. Hi Debra! Thanks so much! Ew, I hate moving--I hope you are recovered from that--my thoughts are with you! I, too, was having knitting withdrawl.

    Hi Vegan Flower! Thanks! I LOVED the thunder, too--but only with snow, not in rain storms. It is lovely this morning.

    Hi Vegga! Thanks--I really enjoyed knitting this pattern.

    Hiya veganhomemaker! Yes, it is a FAKE backyard that I get out only when I have nothing else to write about (LOL)! That bird is our most beloved red cardinal. I have about fifty of them residing here. My love for my "fake backyard" birds runs deep. I am so ready to turn sixty and be over this "life change" part of female life, it's not funny.

    Hi Napur! I could not agree with you more! I laughed at your Florida comment! I think spring getting here in July will be about right. But then, as you know, we'll have "months-that-feel-like-years" of 100 plus temps then. So I try to settle my soul with days like these, build a fire and just knit.

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  7. I am SO impressed with your knitting skills! And I just can't believe all that snow. It sure does make me want to curl up with a mug of hot tea and listen to Garrison Keillor!

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  8. WOW! We had some snow, but nothing stuck to the ground. Your photos are amazing! You're smart: Stay inside and knit.

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