Trying to liberate the dining room table. Otherwise this Einstein Coat is going to be a strange centerpiece.
cleaning & the beginnings of many pies (thanks to the great classes at Pie Corps!) are on today’s agenda.
now, where to put all these knitting projects?!
here’s a recap of everything that’s been happening while I’ve been on bloggy hiatus: knitting, knitting, knitting, spinning, bitching, bitching, moaning, losing weight, gaining weight, yapping, yapping, laughing, laughing, laughing…. pretty much a continuation of everything that’s ever been happening around here!
This is some Icelandic taking a bath and not my pasta dinner. It is part of April’s Explorers Group and is locally sourced from a flock in Cutchogue.
I ended up with approximately 180 yards of singles in this cream color and in a chocolate brown. In order to maximize yardage I think I will leave it as singles rather than ply them.
Now it’s off to Ravelry to find a pattern ….
JOHNFALCONE and I were supposed to be visiting friends on St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately I was unwell and did nothing more than take the dogs on a walk. So it wasn’t until today that I got to try a new recipe that is henceforth going to be our new St. Patrick’s Day tradition.
This was delicious – himself loved it and so did I. I substituted clams for the cockles and had no wine, so steamed everything in beer. Yum!
I may have failed to mention that I got a(nother) spinning wheel! This is a Wendy Wheel by Pipy and I love it! Somehow this little wheel reminds me of The Brave Little Toaster. So sturdy and bold! A friend of my is a vigilant watcher of the Ravelry boards, back in January she saw that this was for sale and in Manhattan – perfect and no shipping.
At the moment I am spinning some icelandic fleece as a part of the Explorers group of my spinning guild. Truly these Pipy wheels spin beautifully – if you are a wheel lover and have a chance to buy one, may I suggest that you not pass it up! I also have an original Pipy – courtesy of that same ever vigilant friend who now that I am writing this out is appearing to be more and more of an enabler! I would also suggest that you get one of those friends – ever vigilant and on the lookout for things you love!
I already had an embarrassment of riches where spinning wheels are concerned and this one puts me even more firmly in that category — and I don’t care! did you check out those quit smoking stats? I haven’t come close to spending all that $$ I’ve saved!
Your Quit Date is: 3/17/2005 11:15:00 PM
Time Smoke-Free: 2922 days, 23 hours, 58 minutes and 52 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 58460
Lifetime Saved: 14 months, 26 days, 13 hours
Money Saved: $15,784.20
It’s hard to believe it has been eight years – as a matter of fact, I wasn’t entirely sure until I checked with QuitNet, a site Chelsea had said helped her when she quit. I am so glad I signed up for it – seeing those numbers was and is a big motivator.
Which by the way – that $$ part? It does not adjust for the rising cost of smokes, so it is based on $4.60 per pack from days of yore and at the moment, cigs are somewhere around the $10 mark here in NY.
So there is a LOT more money in that particular banana stand!
Anyway yay me, yay Vicki and yay Flair!