Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dispatch from the Patch

Just when it seemed we were out of the danger from the cold, a leftover piece of it jumped up and bit me.  Actually, it was a patch of ice I was not even thinking of watching out for because the danger of ice seemed like it should have been gone.  Yeah, I fell, but it could have been much worse.  I was carrying my nephew (he's 20 months) at the time, and I am just glad that he was unhurt.  I was carrying him on the left and I managed to fall to the right.  Now I have a somewhat sad elbow and shoulder, but it is not too bad.  I am doing the resting and icing and that is helping.  It has limited me from doing much beyond Netflixing, but there are worse ways to pass time.  Anyway, somehow I have found a comfortable position on the couch and gotten some real sleep in acceptable quantities for three nights in a row, even.  Yeah, I'm surprised, too, but quite pleased.  

So, you ask yourselves, and quite rightly, "Why is she bothering to blog if she's just lying about on the couch not doing anything?"  Well, you see, before the fall, my sister found a picture of something and gave a not-so-subtle hint that she would like me to make it for my niece.  Since it is unbearably cute, super easy, and takes almost no time, I made one.  I think I will make more.    


Monday, January 06, 2014

Sweet Three-Toed Sloth of Ice Planet Hoth

Ah, it is another of those weather-induced opportunities to dig through your bin of handknits and wear them all.  Some of us are so bundled up in handknits that we could make those fiber festival goers look like their special ensembles of everything they've made in the past year is really just the secret wink to other knitters that they think it is.  

We are staying warm and doing our best to take it easy here.  The cold temperatures are probably helping us take a break from things since the best choice is just to stay home and wait for the weather to change.  

Life has continued to be full.  We traveled a bit last month on a journey that was too long and too short all at once.  Being home is good.  I am finding myself a bit unsettled with what to knit, so I am working on different things here and there in hopes of completing something soon.  

Anyway, I did manage to finish a number of knits and weaves for gifts, (don't want to steal credit--the purple blanket under baby Eva was knit by my grandma, not me) on time, even.  You can spy some of them here amongst my photo collage of some bits of life from the past six weeks or so.