Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I'd rather be knitting

If all my blog readers were in my living room, cozily ensconced on comfy chairs with their choice of fiber (wool, silk, cotton, etc) or book, and beverage ... I wouldn't need to stand here at the computer typing a blog.  I could knit and we could all visit.  Except perhaps the book-readers.  That is a problem with reading.  I do not have the knack of processing written language and verbal language simultaneously, unless it is checking an audio against a print copy. 

But, lest I continue to avoid posting my blog until I get so good at it that it is next year or later, here is a short post. 

Minnesota may have settled into a routine of warm weekdays (warm = can shovel and walk to the post office in a sweater, no coat needed) and cold weekends (cold = double-digits below zero wind chill, and lows even without wind chill.  Fahrenheit.)  Today was delightfully warm and the walk is neatly shoveled.  Even better, Filia did the lunch tidying up while I did the outside work, so when I came home from the post office, all signs of lunch were cleared away.  ((hugs))

Yarn arrived in the mail today, more yarn should arrive tomorrow, and I have enough knitting to justify scheduling a few hours each day for it.  Scheduled knitting time means I can ignore dog hair on the floor, or a cabinet that could use a reorganizing, and things like that.  I really do need to get a cover made for the wool comforter I got Vir this Christmas.  I got started on it, but hit a bit of a block when I discovered that the stripes were not perpendicular to the selvedges, and I'd already cut on the stripes, and ... well, suffice it to say that I may be using that fabric to make Roman Shades (maybe), but will get different fabric for cover. 

One of my Christmas presents was a soup tureen. Did I say that in my last post?  (Goes to check.  Yup.  I did.  I'll probably mention it in the next post, too.)  It's still one of my favorites, and will make this a Year of Soup.  I feel morally obligated to use it at least once a week.  We've had Chicken Spinach Soup, Miso, and perhaps another soup or two as well since my last post.  I really should keep a list.  But that would take away from knitting time.  

As an aside, is going out of business.  Lots of discounts (and out of stock items, due to the lots of discounts.) No, the tureen didn't come from  My garlic roaster did, though!  Mmmm.  Roast garlic. 

Living room sheetrocking is set for mid-February.  I am trying not to look forward TOO hard to getting a built-in bookcase sometime later this year, after the dust settles and the paint dries.  But really ... floor to ceiling, wall to wall, bookcase.... with a few non-booky shelves, and a spot for the computer, and utter homey COZINESS and a place to put books.... 

Happy January, all!

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