02 January 2010


It is very cold outside. I think the current temp is 26 with a wind chill of 14. Very cold for around here. Needless to say I was only outside twice today for a few seconds, long enough to put out the mail and then bring it in. It was a beautiful sunshine-y day. If it had been warmer I probably would have spent some time out there, looking for inspirations to take photos of and picking up fallen tree limbs.

In anticipation of the coming arctic air and a long weekend at home, I picked up some new yarn on Thursday.

I'm planning to make this as an introduction to hats. I started the gauge swatch a little while ago, something I rarely do when I knit, but seem to have misplaced my measuring tape and can't find it anywhere.

While at Joann's I found this pretty fabric bundle.

I'm not sure what I'm going to make yet. I've always wanted to learn to quilt and this might inspire me to make a small quilt to help me learn.

I've still not found my word for the year. I'm not worried, I know that when the time is right, it will come.

I finally took the kitchen-aid out of the box and have it set up in a corner on the kitchen counter. I think the first thing I'm going to make using it is bread. I've been wanting to make a good loaf bread, but I've misplaced my great-grandmother's recipe. It is my favorite loaf bread. I'll probably spend some time tonight searching for a good recipe. If anyone has any recommendations, let me know.

It's time for a movie, I can't decide between action or romantic comedy. I'll contemplate it while I fix spaghetti.

This song has been swimming in my head for a few weeks now.

How is your Saturday?



Karen said...

Ooohhh, I love Patons Classic Wool. Such a nice yarn to knit with and such a reasonable price. Have fun knitting your Calorimety. It's a great pattern.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh I've always wanted to quilt and knit - I'm so jealous of anyone who can! Good luck:)

Patricia said...

Hope it warms up for you--but if you are like me and you like a good cold snap as an excuse to hibernate and knit/sew/craft for a day or two, then happy cold snap to you!

Lori Ann C. said...

I love the knitting pattern . . might need to try this one! Thanks!
Post a pic when you get it finished!

Lori Ann

June said...

I am SO glad you came by Laura. Your blog is lovely and speaking of lovely...your year in review was awesome!
I'd love to have another gardener...so come on over my friend!