More Hand Towels

The first hand towel that I knitted with this pattern was white with yellow and blue stripes. I decided to do a yellow one and blue one as well and add them to the dishcloths for Audrey’s kitchen. I have plenty of yarn to work with. These towels will have the fold-over tab and aContinue reading “More Hand Towels”

Inclement Weather and Indoor Activities

It stormed off and on most of last night and kept us awake for quite awhile. Just about the time we’d drop back off to sleep we’d wake up to another clap of thunder loud enough to shake the house. It was a wild night to say the least and we had less than anContinue reading “Inclement Weather and Indoor Activities”

Smart Phones and Old Friends

I haven’t had a call on my cell phone in weeks then out of the blue it rang while I was sorting laundry. I didn’t recognize the number but it was a knitting buddy I haven’t talked to in ages. She also has a new ‘smart’ phone and a new number. We used to meetContinue reading “Smart Phones and Old Friends”

Clean Air! No Howling Wind!

Finally! After a night of thunderstorms, over five inches of rain and flash flooding across the road and our property, we have a reasonable, cool breeze with sunny skies and fresh, clean air! It’s a bit too breezy to have both doors open but it makes a huge difference with the front door open. IContinue reading “Clean Air! No Howling Wind!”

Wind, Allergies, And A Change of Plans

I am so done with wind. There is so much stuff in the air and Brad and I both are battling allergies. Our M.D. called in a steroid dose pack for each of us to stop this crud before it gets worse. Neither of us can afford to end up with respiratory infections. I hadContinue reading “Wind, Allergies, And A Change of Plans”

Windy Spring Days and Neighbors Stopping By

So, it’s a gorgeous albeit windy Spring day and I’m sitting in the living room working on my knitting when I hear something outside. Doesn’t sound like a car or a pickup, and whoosh! there goes the neighbor whizzing by the north side of the house in his jitney. He’s down at the shop chattingContinue reading “Windy Spring Days and Neighbors Stopping By”

Passing On Treasures

While searching through some pattern booklets looking for something that I can’t find, I came across these crochet patterns. I no longer crochet much, at least not doilies anymore, and I’ve offered them to Audrey and the girls. These are small projects and the girls are welcome to dive into my cotton thread stash ifContinue reading “Passing On Treasures”

Hold Onto That Hat!

The wind is out of the East today and bending the tops of the Ash trees. It’s warm and partly cloudy, in the lower 70’s today with rain on the way after midnight. Good day to stay indoors and putter around. I’ve got my largest stock pot on the top of the stove, filled withContinue reading “Hold Onto That Hat!”

A/C in March, Welcome to Texas

The weather warmed up rapidly today and we ended up turning the heat off and the A/C on this morning. It’s in the low 80’s and a bit too warm to have the house open at the moment. It’s not particularly humid and there is a bit of a breeze, but we both like aContinue reading “A/C in March, Welcome to Texas”

Battle Won. Frustration Over.

Finished. 7 1/2″ square, 1/2″ thick. I’ll launder it with some of my knitted washcloths but it won’t go in the dryer, I’ll smooth it flat and let it dry. It’s very elastic and plenty thick to prevent burns. Kitchener stitch is a bear using cotton yarn. The bloomin’ stuff just won’t slide through theContinue reading “Battle Won. Frustration Over.”