Sunshine isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

I’ve changed my mind – I’ll take the gray and gloom of the past several weeks because at least it was 35 degrees most of the time.   Sunshine and single digits just makes you think it’s nice outside when in fact it is windy and something below zero wind chill.  It’s days like today that make me miss the townhouse I used to live in that had a garage below the main floor.  This apartment is on a slab so the floors are always so cold and I seldom wear shoes.  Even my wooly socks were not keeping my feet warm today.  It is the end of December and we really haven’t had much cold weather till now so that I am thankful for – but can I just say Brrrrrrrr.

Today I didn’t get much sewing done – just a block to test something to make sure it was correct – and then I was busy writing up the final instructions for the  Dog Pound Pals borders and also starting writing up the Mystery clues.

I did get in some knitting time for a while this afternoon — while trying to get my feet warmed back up — and finished one sleeve of my Featherweight cardigan.  One more sleeve left to go.

This should be arriving at my house tomorrow I think

babsMiss Babs Yowa in Tulipa colorway.  I have been wanting this color and the other sweater I made from the Yowza I wear all the time and just love, so I bought enough at her Gratitude sale to make a sweater.  Haven’t decided what pattern yet.  I love these big hanks — so many fewer ends to bury.

Time to turn the heat up and go snuggle under some blankets and cast on my next sleeve.  I can’t believe it’s after 8 p.m. — mostly because my stomach isn’t growling yet even tho I haven’t had dinner — must go foraging in the fridge and see what there is to go with the big bowl of buttered popcorn I’m really hungry for.

 

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Back in the Sewing Room

Ah – the cold has gone from constant nose blowing and being unable to breathe and spending much time in very hot steamy showers —  to having a chest full and head full of crud but being able to breathe — and sleep.   Yes I know you really wanted all this information — 🙂   Yesterday I actually got some knitting done (in between naps) and today I’m off to the sewing room — not  under the influence of cold medicine– so I can operate a rotary cutter.  LOL

I have several things I want to work on – more flying geese for the challenge quilt, more pieces to get ready for the Knitter’s Gifts blocks I’m trying to catch up on as well as DPPAS blocks I need to catch up on,  and mystery quilt cutting info to write up.

Yesterday my fabrics for my version of the Seeing Stars Mystery quilt arrived. Flash, as usual, has them washed out a bit.

DSCN4016 So we’ll see how much I accomplish before thinking some knitting and a nap sound like a good idea. 😉

First up on the agenda – tidy the sewing room table.  I need to see if I have all the pieces cut for my flying geese or if I need to finish cutting those and then I can move that fabric aside.

Time to refill the coffee cup and find a movie to watch while get to work.