Friday, January 13, 2012

Pictureless Musings

That's right, pictureless.  And I'm okay with that. 

I just looked out my window, and there's an odd kind of precipitation happening.  Like if the temperature were twenty degrees warmer, it'd be a drizzly mist--but since it's cold, it's a drizzly snow.  Tiny specks of white--and the wind is such that the specks are blowing rapidly and nearly horizontally.  Not quite a thousand words, but you get the picture, right?

I'm off today, and it looks like my first errand will be to deliver the sixth-grader's forgotten homework to school.  She has had a long week, and I felt so terrible for her when I found what she had left behind.  Thank goodness for email!  I was able to let the teacher know.

I have received some thank-you notes this week, and they just mean so much.  Putting pen to paper is so worth the effort.  I should put one or two of those in the mail today while I'm at it.

I am knitting a sweater.  For myself (you had to ask?).  It's a Quince and Co. pattern: the Belfast hoodie.
I'm using the Classic Elite Moorland heather yarn I purchased last year (I think--I hope it wasn't longer than that).  So far, so good.  The color is green, which is a definite departure from my usual purple and pink.  Progress is slow, but that's what winter evening knitting is all about, right?

I have also started cutting squares for a quilt.  Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! is hosting a quiltalong for her Sparkle Punch quilt. Mine isn't going to be exactly as hers is.  I also expect progress on this to be slow.  There is no rush here!

I had an email this morning that someone I've never heard of was now following me on Twitter.  Evidently she's a fun girl, and just looking for a good time!  Had to block her--sorry, dear.  I don't post on Twitter.  I just have the account so I can get on Pinterest.

Before Christmas, someone hacked into my Facebook account.  The one I thought was gone.  Evidently "deactivating" is not the same as "deleting."  And if there truly is a "delete" option, Facebook is hiding it.  So I re-deactivated.

Downton Abbey! 

So far, I've read two books this year: The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen, and The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz.  I recommend both.  Last night I started Vaclav and Lena.  It's a slow start.

That is all for now.  Happy Weekending.


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Yeah for Downton Abbey! It was wonderful last Sunday night. I can't wait to see what happens this week.

stitching under oaks said...

You've got a lot going on.....I'm going to have to check out downtown're the third person I've heard mention it. Have a great weekend.