Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lots of Maybe

We had horrific winds last night, and I think Brent was disappointed the power didn’t go out. He always loves a good wind storm and getting ready for one. We knew about it days ahead of time, so he really was able to get lots of enjoyment out of it. Several days of ‘tying things down’. Lately, he’s been watching Doomsday Preppers on the the National Geographic channel. I was hoping there would be a lot more really bonafide crazies on it. I live in Idaho, I know they are out there. The kids are now a bit obsessed with the show. AND. I have found that my darling husband, light of my life, is a closet prepper. We DO live in Idaho. Maybe other states have loads of crazies, too. Maybe.

On to what you really came here for. Knitting. The Bonsai vest is coming right along. When I last worked on it I was bored and sick of it. Now it is fresh and exciting. I have moved from the lace pattern into the waist ribbing. I’m going to wait to start a pair of socks until I finish the ribbing.

I need to start sewing the pieces of the bunnies together. But I hate that part, so I am going to do it when I am more in the mood for it. Maybe next week. Definitely before Easter, though.

I have to start considering which project to take up next. I’ll have refer back to my list of projects to see what all I have.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog or No Blog, She Kept On Knitting

It has been snowing all day here and acting like it is WINTER. I was just getting used to the idea that it is spring… Our grass has even been growing.

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to cut costs AND be more green in the way we live. I’ve always been obsessed with not wasting things. My Grandmother was a young housewife during the Depression and never wasted anything. She taught me well. So I don’t waste things if I can avoid it. The only things I could come up with where I really felt we could do some cutting was on paper products and plastic baggies. I decided it was high time I start using up all my remnants of flannel around here. I am going to make some paper towel replacements with them. And snack baggies out of fabric and Velcro. Sandwiches go in boxes I bought expressly for that purpose, so no plastic bags there.

How about my knitting? I knit Brent a hat for his birthday a few weeks ago. I made a mug cozy last week. And I have finally finished the knitting on the Easter bunnies from last year. I am feeling pretty good about how all the knitting is going. I am going to start working on my Bonsai Vest now. Earlier today I made an executive decision that when I get finished with the section I am on now, I can start myself a pair of socks. I can’t do Brent’s socks until I find the missing knitting books. I have a feeling they are all together sniggering at my inability to find them…