Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Enough Already!!!!!!!!

It's snowing again!!!!! Look, it's winter, I get that..we have snow in winter, I get that....however, this is tooooo much!!!!! We still have the snow piled up from the last two storms. There is no place to put the shovelled car is halfway down the driveway because the snow had to be piled up at the gate to the backyard. I admit it is beautiful to see the snow falling gently, but..each little flake is adding to the muchness of toomuch. I want to go out in the car today....can I? Okay, enough whining, I will get on with my day and do what I can.
"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful and since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." (as if we have a choice!)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Clean Slate

The theme this week is Getting Clean. I spent the weekend helping a friend clean her deceased father's house. He was a heavy smoker and a widower (10 years). Cleaning someone else's house was a wake-up call for me to go through my own house to purge and clean. I do enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done and knowing that the world is a healthier place due to my efforts. Cleaning your home extends to one's mind and body as well. We are all basically lazy and want someone else to do the hard work....however, doing the job yourself brings a feeling of completeness and that is a part of the cleaning process too. So, I must apply myself and get busy doing it and not just thinking about it. There are soooo many areas to do, but I'm picking one each day....big or complete. Yay Me!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History Lesson

An historic day for the people of the United States. President Barak Obama delivered his inaugurational address, and it was uplifting. He has a heavy load and I hope he will carry it and execute it well.

I can relate knitting a garment to the duties of his office:

Choose a pattern carefully to make sure it will fit well; choose the best tools you will need to make it fit properly; check your pattern constantly to make sure you catch mistakes before you get too far along and correct them even when it means going back and it's painful ; when all the pieces are finished put it together with care in the best way possible, making sure it will withstand the wear and tear of using it; when it is complete wear it with pride; take good care of the garment as you put so much of yourself into it as it is a reflection of you and your values.

I want to live my life this way and even though I sometimes let myself down, I believe I do try to do that to make up for the occasional failures.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

By The Fireside

Yeah! That's the thing to do on a day like this! Sit by the fire and knit. It is SNOWING!!!! I wanted to go to Uxbridge today, but the snow is too deep and driving is the pits of Hell! So I stayed inside and watched TV, checked out the Ravelry site, and knitted! Oh, and drank coffee, ate homemade (by me) bread and spaghetti sauce. for lunch and was that good! I'm trying out a pattern from Ashford's magazine...Wheel... called Diagonal Jacket. It starts out with 3 stitches, all knit rows, and increases at the beginning of each row. The back is made in 2 peices as is the front. Sometime soon I'll upload pics of all my finished pieces and I hope this one will be there.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hello Again it mid-January already? I have been busy with my family (Mom, sibligs) mostly, but have managed to finish my Marble pullover. It turned out to be an excellent fit and I love the way it looks on me. I think I'll get some more Marble to make a Diagonal Jacket. The pattern is from Ashford's book 'Wheel'. I'm still fighting a cold, which aggravates the Asthmatic condition. It sometimes makes me feel down, but that's the illness, not my brain, so I cope with it. It's reeeeeelly cold this week, so all my sweaters are being put to use. Not all at once of course! LOL. So I'm off to Soper Creek Yarn in Bowmanville to get some more delicious Marble. Later, eh?