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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yarn Along

Well, the house renovation...what a time consuming, stressful mess.  I'm not the sort of person who can easily handle having my "home" torn up.  And it's ALL torn up.  And...that's all I'm going to say about it.

I was planning on saving Baaxter's sweater for the Iknitarod, but decided to go ahead and start it now so that if I had any spare time or needed to go hide in the barn, I'd have some soothing simple knitting to keep me company.  

Casting on this afternoon was supposed to be my reward for living through the morning without killing Saint Tim anyone.  Of course, the sun was setting before I actually got to sit down.  I have all sorts of details and educational tidbits to share about how the yarn was spun and how I picked my pattern and would normally link it back to the previous posts about shearing and washing and going to the mill...but my brain is mush, so here goes:

The yarn.

The pattern.

It's a pattern from the Fall Interweave Knits (I think).  I get that magazine on my iPad, but hadn't looked at it yet and actually found the pattern on Ravelry and then was just happy I remembered I even had an iPad and a magazine subscription.  See?  Mush.

One thing I always do when I turn on my iPad is look at one of my favorite pictures of our favorite girl.  You just can't look at her sitting on the couch with that Oh So Maisie look on her face and not at least smile (and usually laugh out loud :-D).

And then I scrolled over to a classic good old kitchen picture and got all sad again.  

But I kept scrolling and found a picture of me and Baaxter snoozing in the warm spring sun.  Yeah, those were fun days :-).

With that distinctive white X....and sweet Iris in the background.  Waaaaaaah :-'(.

Of course I haven't had time to even think about a book this week, but did stumble over this favorite while looking for a book for a farm visitor.  

We're sort of camping here for a few weeks, so maybe this will remind me that camping is fun and this is just an adventure...or maybe it's just that I'd like to run away to the woods.  

"Baa flicks off the ant and some pine needles from Boo's sandwich."  

Yeah, that kind of reminds me of my old kitchen :-).  Maybe be springtime I'll have a cute little lambie camping in the new kitchen to break it in decorate.

So I finally cast on.  Of course the light was dimming and the yarn is dark and I think I messed up already but I couldn't see or say for sure so I set it down.  Tomorrow will be a better day.

Joining in with Ginny...

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