Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Saturday Sky and Tuesday snow

Hurray, Blogger is working again! Here on the left is my Saturday Sky; you can see just how gloomy it was. I don't even know whether it was as cold as it looked, since I never left the house that day.

I can tell you, though, that it's certainly as cold as it looks in this picture (above right). Today was our first snow of the season, which will hopefully melt ASAP. I love to watch the snow fall, I just don't want to deal with its removal, or have to drive in it with the fools who don't know how!

This is where I am on DH's scarf. I'm holding a strand of Muskoka worsted in "Berry Red" with a strand of Regia Jacquard sock yarn in the "Eskimo" (of course, LOL) colorway to give it faint stripes. The pattern is My So-Called Scarf. Both of these yarns, I'm proud to say, are from my stash - four balls down, 19 gazillion to go!

Last, but most definitely not least, is this promised presentation of kitty cuteness. This is Charlie, our youngest cat (he's only 3), looking up at me as if to say, "What do you mean, this is the dog's spare water bowl? It's obviously been placed here for me to use as a bed! See how nicely it fits me? And am I not the cutest thing you've ever seen?"

Monday, October 16, 2006

Stupid Blogger!

The title of this post WAS going to be "Saturday Sky posted on Monday," but Blogger refuses to upload any pictures. Grrrrr...
Anyway, it was overcast and gloomy on Saturday, the kind of weather that makes me want to sleep instead of getting anything done. It was just as well, though, since I woke up Friday morning with a muscle spasm in my neck and was still sort of scrunched up and in pain on Saturday. Thanks to better living through chemistry, however, I am now at least able to stand up almost straight. Still can't turn my head very far to the left or tilt it back, but oh well!

Progress on DH's scarf proceeds, albeit slowly. I am just past 36 inches long on it, so it is over half done. I could really use a plain stockinette or garter stitch project about now, since this herringbone pattern requires me to actually pay attention to what I'm doing. And when I don't, tinking it back is a royal pain (ask me how I know). I'll post a picture, as soon as Blogger gets over its problem.

Will also post some kitty cuteness, as soon as ... well, you know the rest! Later-

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ISE3 (International Scarf Exchange) goodies

Hey, it's only been ten days since I received my package, and already I'm posting pix. (Can you hear the sarcasm in that statement?) Well, here I am, wearing my beautiful, warm new scarf. I really like this pattern (Inner Truth from Magknits), and the colors are gorgeous. My scarf partner hand-dyed the yarn herself and did a wonderful job on both the dyeing and the knitting.

The scarf did not arrive alone, however; it had this adorable stuffed rat and yummy Jelly Rats candy to keep it company.

The rat's name is Rodney (or so he tells me), and he's wearing his very own knitted scarf to match mine.
Here's a shot of Rodney getting acquainted with Shadow; notice how thrilled the cat looks. :-)
Well, I suppose I'd better get started on something for dinner...onward!

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Saturday Sky

Here's my very first Saturday sky, taken at 8:30 this morning. What a beautiful blue it is! We probably won't have another one like this for at least the next three or four days, since a cold front is due to come in tonight. Temps are forecast to drop more than 20 degrees from today's anticipated high of 80, and skies will most likely be overcast and/or rainy.

I'll be posting pix later on of the scarf I received from my partner in the International Scarf Exchange 3. Later...