Saturday, April 19, 2014


...would like to wish you a Happy Easter.
That would be me.  Biscuit is too busy trying to eat the packaging the tulips came in.
Not to mention that he is a cat, and his only interest in holidays is that people might be around and doing Something Interesting.  In this case, Something Interesting is cleaning.  If my primary focus in life were to entertain the cat, I'd have a very clean house, because he is fascinated by it.   As it is, I'll be lucky to have it tidy enough not to be overly embarrassing when my family arrives on Sunday.  (Who can get their brain around cleaning when there's so much yarn in the world, I have to ask?)

In sock news, all non-conforming cables have had their attitudes ruthlessly adjusted.  And the sock is finally progressing again in a non-retrograde direction.

And I still haven't taken a picture of the new yarn.  Next time.  Ciao, people.  See you on the other side of the Easter egg. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sneak Preview

Heidi just sent me a preview photo of one of the bowls that we made in Santa Fe.
Now I'm really excited to see the rest!  They will likely ship next week, so Real Soon Now!

Status Check

1.  Snow- gone except for the dusting we got this morning.  (Cats are not pleased- they want to know what happened to the warm on the porch we had over the weekend.)
2.  Taxes for 2013- paid.
3.  Estimated quarterly taxes for 2014- paid.
4.  Wishing that quarterly taxes could be paid electronically, annual grumbling complete.
5.  Kitchen- clean-ish.
6.  Rest of house- best not thought about right now. 
7.  Afghan square, frogged three times.  Will either come out correct size this time or I will change the pattern to something easier. 
8.  Auction socks- day 3 of painstakingly fixing mis-crossed cables. 
9.  Beating self up about lack of awareness of mis-crossed cables, complete.
10.  State of mind- optimistic.  After all, the sun is shining and the days are getting longer.  That makes any day better.