Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Come and Gone - Finally It's Spring

Spring has really been slow in coming to New York this year. We've had very little nice weather. It's been colder than usual, and when the Hell is the rain going to stop?

Maybe Spring hasn't been much fun yet, but at least Easter brings a little fun. And what's more fun than coloring Easter Eggs? Just ask my sweet little granddaughter Mary - I don't think her little hands will stop being pink very soon! This was her first egg coloring, since she's just turning 2. And I hear she claimed all the stuffed bunnies, even the ones I sent for her big sisters!

All the fun Easter candy will be disappearing from the supermarket, and I say not a minute too soon. There's no way I can stick to a Weight Watchers way of life while all the sweet stuff's around. I really need some resolve, and I don't mean the kind you clean your carpet with.

Some Knitting Content

I finished knitting a blanket for my good friend who just had a baby. It's really pretty, and I'm kind of proud of it. This friend actually helped to re-write the pattern, but at the time the blanket was supposed to be for someone else. I liked the blanket so much I re-purposed it for her.

All I have to do is sew in some ends, and then give it a wash so it will be nice an fresh for her new little bundle of joy. Oh, and take pictures of course. I've been very lazy about that. Coming soon.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Social Networking Has Ruined My Blogging

Yes, it must have been just about a year ago that I first logged onto the biggest social networking site in the world. It was very exciting to find people I knew, people I had forgotten, and some people that I really didn't want to know any more found me! And all the great games I could play for free! I've been growing crops, existing on a desert island, building towns, and clearing the frontier. And I'm still doing it.

But all this playing has ruined my blogging. I couldn't believe when I looked at my blog today that it's been over a year since I posted anything. And let's face it, life still goes on while you're farming.

I need to make a conscious effort to rip myself away from the frontier long enough to keep this old blog going. I mean, I know nobody reads it, but in the end it's supposed to be something I'm doing for myself, isn't it?

Monday, March 29, 2010


I've been very, very lazy when it comes to my blog. Just look at how long it's been since I've been here. I guess I ran out of things to say for a while. I wondered if it was even worth bothering with, if I should just shut it down permanently. But I'm a packrat, I find it hard to get rid of things. So I thought I'd give it one more try. We'll see how it goes.

I haven't been very busy knitting either. Maybe it's a seasonal slump, but most days I don't feel like picking up any of my projects. I keep a small project at work, so I can work on it at my lunch break. Otherwise, at home I haven't felt inspired, even though I have plenty of projects OTN.

Here's one small thing I finished a couple of weeks ago. Little Miss Muffet Hat, found on Ravelry. It was a quick, easy knit and it looks so adorable on my little 9 month old granddaughter, Mary.

Such a cute hat, and isn't Mary the sweetest?