Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bone Chillin' Weather and Knitting Talk

We had a dramatic change in the weather.  Yesterday the high temperature was 80°.  Today's high was only 53°.  It was damp, rainy and that bone chillin'  cold.
This morning I traded in a tank top, shorts and flip flops for a turtle neck, corduroys, and even a woolen cap.
Yay, it's knitting weather again.
This afternoon I ventured into my closet and surveyed my stash.  I conjured up visions of cozy pink socks, slouchy purple hats, and a winter white shawl. I remembered the gift certificate Anne gave me to use at my favorite LYS, Woolbearers.   I rationalized, as only a yarn addict can, that I absolutely needed to go there immediately to pick up moss green merino for that vest pattern I have been wanting to try.
I snapped out of it when I looked at the four large plastic containers of yarn,  and the three full shopping bags from my last spree.  It was very depressing to realize that my stash is going to outlive me.

In other knitting news,  I have finally figured out a way to make sock knitting a lot less frustrating for me.
I prefer to use DPN's.  I was having a problem, though, keeping my stitches on the needles, particularly the needles that weren't in use.  TaDa!  Point protectors on those needles.    This seems so simple,  I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before.
Currently, I have one sock completed and I am half way through the second one without having any stitches slip off any of the needles.
This has given me the confidence to want to try to knit with real sock yarn and maybe, just maybe even a No. 2 needle.
Hmm, I do have sock yarn, but I don't have "Three Irish Girls - Adorn Sock" yarn and I do have that gift certificate and I don't have any plans for tomorrow and it is Columbus day...

So, this evening we swapped out the batteries in the smoke detectors and clicked the thermostat over from air conditioner to heat.

While today made me think of afghans and fireplaces, I am not ready for the flannel sheets, just yet.
I have a good feeling that summer is hanging back and will make an appearance for one more grand  encore finale to give us that end of October perfect beach day surprise before it takes it final bow.

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.
Here are the catch up entries from the past few days of Anna's diary:
Sunday, October 6, 1929
Awoke early with sever pains still attacking me in the stomach.  Terribly ill all day.  Went no where.  Went to bed very early.  Junior at 360 all day and over night.
Monday, October 7, 1929
Still feel very sick.  Phoned Mr Liss, druggist to send me some medicine.  Went for Junior then back home and went to bed. 
[Poor Anna]


  1. We are seeing a shift in the weather too - last Monday we had temps of 100* (a once a year event) but today's high is forecast at 68 - more standard. Everything changes, heh?
    Some years back I was a quilter - I had so much fabric and so many quit plans! I loved seeing and touching the fabric and I had designs floating everywhere. But work and health issues got in the way. I ended up donating almost all the fabric to a school related cause. The closet is more empty but I miss the projects. I'm glad you have knitting for fun!

    1. That's funny, I tried the quilt thing too. I had to have all of the stuff that goes along with it. I took a class and I did make a little crib size quilt. My granddaughter, who is now 8, still keeps it on her bed. But, like you, I wound up giving it all away to a real quilter.

  2. Lynda it's always knitting weather ;-)

    1. This is true, Gina. I do knit throughout the year, but there is something about the cold weather that makes me even more enthusiastic about it.