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.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 1/6 is 10 Intentions for 2015.

1)  Lose a little more weight.  Lost over 80 lbs, gained a few back, would like to lose 10-25 more.
2)  Start jogging consistently again.  I've dropped back to doing a more run/walk thing that I like and I would like to make sure I do it 3 times a week.
3)  Start strength training again.  Plan to do a Leslie Sansone weight training one tomorrow and then test out some other ones I have again.
4)  Try to eat more Clean.  I know I will never go completely clean but would like most meals to be clean.
5)  Knit a sweater or two for me this year.
6)  Get the majority of my Xmas knitting done before Thanksgiving this year.  I have some things planned out and want to start them in the Spring if not sooner.
7)  Buy less yarn this year.  Save up for just spending at Rhinebeck and Fiber Festival of New England.  I've signed up for the Dream in Color club so I have to continue that but no more just buying because. 
8)  Use up some stash.  I do have some upcoming projects planned with stash yarn.
9)  Go through my yarn again and donate all that I'm not going to use.
10)  Read more.  I think on GoodReads I made my goal to read 45 books this year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The topic for 12/30 is Your 10 Favorite Books from 2014.  These are in order that I read them (used my Good Reads list).

1)  Cast On, Kill Off by Maggie Sefton
2)  Clammed Up by Barbara Ross
3)  Waiting on You by Kristin Higgins
4)  Orphan Train by Christina  Baker Kline
5)  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
6)  Written in Stone by Ellery Adams
7)  Starting Now by Debbie Macomber
8)  Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton
9)  In Your Dreams by Kristin Higgins
10)  Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Reading The Goldfinch now but won't finish it till the weekend.  Happy New Year!