Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten On Tuesday topic for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 is 10 Seemingly Ordinary Things That Bring You Joy.

1)  Sitting in the back yard in a gravity chair knitting.
2)  Sitting in the back yard reading.
3)  Sitting in the back yard and actually hooking up my portable speaker and listening to the music I have on my Ipod Touch and my Ipod Nano (different music as the Touch is older and was hooked to an old computer and if I hook it up now to newer (also old) computer I will lose everything).  Need a new computer and have put it off just because I don't want to deal with ITunes again.
4)  Water bottles flavored with cut up veggies or fruit.
5)  Ice cream out at a walk up ice cream stand.
6)  Magazines - any that are in the house.
7)  Petting my kitties and having them sit with me on the couch, they only do this when they are in the mood.
8)  Going to my nieces and playing with her kittens.
9)  Hanging out with friends.
10)  Watching birds.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

 The Ten on Tuesday topic for 7/7/2015 is 10 Favorite Things To Do On A Summer Staycation.  Relax isn't on the list but just laying around like Buster (a friend's dog).

1)  Knit - or plan new projects on Ravelry.
2)  Read - magazines that have piled up and books.
3)  Hang out in back yard relaxing and drinking Iced Tea.
4)  Try a few new make at home meals.
5)  Clean out the closets of clothes I know longer wear.
6)  Clean out yarn to donate to a senior home.
7)  Exercise - I try not to use a vacation excuse when I'm at home.
8)  Listen to podcasts.
9)  Snuggle with the kitties.
10)  Spin some yarn.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ten on Tueday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 5/26/2015 is 10 Things You Did This Weekend.  I had Friday off so my weekend was a 4 day weekend.

1)  Went to MA Sheep and Wool - bought a sweatshirt, a Leslie Wind sewing needle and cable hook necklace and one 1/2 skein of yarn for some short socks plus a sock book.
2)  Went to Bub's Barbeque after MA Sheep and Wool - yum yum.
3)  Went to WEBS after Bubs and mostly bought yarn for gift knitting.
4)  Finished a sleeve on my Baby Cocktail's Cape Cod Sweater.  One sleeve to go.
5)  Cleaned out some yarn to donate and/or sell at a flea market.
6)  Started another Landscape Shawlette for an Xmas gift, it is my work lunch knitting.
7)  Did some grocery shopping.
8)  Planted my flowers in the planters that go on our front porch.
9)  Re-potted a plant I bought that will go to work to sit on a cabinet in my now cleaned up office.
10)  Made some cookies that had four ingredients - pancake mix, coffee creamer, almond butter and chocolate chips.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

 The Ten on Tuesday topic for 4/28/2015 is 10 Things You Did Last Week.   I'm counting last week as ending with Sunday, the 26th.

1)  Went to CT Sheep and Wool on Saturday.   Wasn't planning on going but decided Friday night to join friends.  Cute little sheep above was walking around on a leash.
2)  Finished my 3 Color Cashmere Cowl out of Malabrigo Finito, it is now blocking.
3)  Spun 2 ounces of an Alpaca blend.
4)  Joined Weight Watchers online to lose the 20 lbs I gained back.
5)  Brought my gym bag to work so I can go walk/run after work but the weather and other things I had to do kept me from using my gym stuff.  This week is clear starting on Wednesday so do plan to get started again with that.
6)  Dug out some sock yarn and plan to start some socks soon.
7)  Started (3 times) a new Malabrigo Lace infinity cowl based on the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl.
8)  Started spending a few extra minutes every few days to read through some of the about 6 inch high pile of magazines that I have let pile up.
9)  Started listening to some more running/health podcasts while at work.
10)  Finished a book and started the next in line in the series.  Finished Dyeing Wishes by Molly MacRae, book two of A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 4/7/2015 is the 10 Last Books You Have Read.  Didn't get much reading done this weekend as I was up in VT for part of it.  Above is Quechee Gorge.

1)  1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber
2)  Beewitched by Hannah Reed
3)  Beeline to Trouble by Hannah Reed
4)  Last Chance Family by Hope Ramsay
5)  Plan Bee by Hannah Reed
6)  Mind Your Own Beeswax by Hannah Reed
7)  Angels Landing by Rochelle Alers
8)  Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles
9)  100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake
10)  Gentle Barn - A Place of Hope by Ellie Laks

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for February 17, 2015 is 10 Things You Are Looking Forward To Right Now.

1)  Spring - it's almost here.
2)  Knitting - finishing a sweater - Cape Cod by Thea Colman
3)  Vacation in July - Knitting camp
4)  Maine in the Spring - visiting relatives
5)  Daytona 500 on Sunday
6)  Spring Training starting soon
7)  March Madness - can't wait to sit and knit to some college basketball
8)  The Weekend - is it here yet? 
9)  Walking Dead - looking forward to the rest of the season
10)  Downton Abbey - also looking forward to the rest of the season

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 1/20 is 10 Things You Are Happy About Right Now.

1)  Bought some healthy food yesterday and can't wait to try some new recipes.
2)  I'm about to cast on a sweater for me and can't wait.
3)  Reading - really enjoying reading again, have to reserve some more library books and also work my way through the stacks of books I have waiting at home.
4)  Knitting - enjoying working and then starting more cowls, shawls, etc.
5)  Exercise - started my strength training, hoping to do 2 this week as my legs really hurt after the squats but every week is a little better so I think I will be able to get to 2 this week.
6)  My hair - got my hair cut tonight and I like it.
7)  Took a day trip to RI on Saturday the 17th to the Slater Mill event in Pawtucket, RI.  Was a lot of fun.  Had a very unhappy time in the Providence Place parking garage (really nasty drivers in two cars that were screaming at us as we left because we weren't going fast enough for them around all the corners), didn't let it ruin our whole day but may never go to Providence again.
8)  Friends - have been having a lot of fun in the past few years hanging out with knitting/fiber friends.  I see many more happy times in the future.
9)  Kitties - the kitties are 6 but getting more cuddly as they get older. 
10)  Family - my niece as an adult is a lot of fun.  The years have flown by and she is now a married woman but lots of fun to chat with and hang out with.

Kriston - the Twisted Rib Neckwarmer is by Michelle Johnston - Looks like it's no longer in print unfortunately.   Any type of rib pattern should make a similar looking cowl.