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Still fighting with the weather and the soy beans.  Colin is out there this afternoon trying again -fingers crossed.

My best friend from my stock broker days is going through some really tough times.  She lives about 3 hours away (everything seems to be 3 hours away from here).  She needed cheering up, so Ella and I hopped in the car and headed to Frankford to visit Tammy and her hubby Ray.

They took us to see the local hockey team, the Trenton Golden Hawks.  The Hawks played Stouffville Spirit (and won!).  We left before the end because Ella was getting tired.  It was my first hockey game.

Tammy has a stuffed friend named George who goes everywhere with her.  He wanted to help with my knitting.  I got about 2 inches done on Grandma’s Christmas socks while at the game.  I started my sweater that I got for Christmas (my sister gave me the ‘ingredients’) but it was such a fabulous visit that I didn’t even take it out of my bag.

The weekend was much too short.  I don’t think Tammy realizes how much I miss her.  It’s very lonely for that kind of companionship up here some days.  We had a good drive home and got home ahead of the crazy wind and rain.  I dropped Ella off at Grandma’s for a couple of days and Colin took me out for supper.  Look what I found in the parking lot:

Isn’t that the cutest?!

Oh yes, look what I found when I got home?  Besides the dishes and eggs washed:

When I left the light above the sink was an ugly, florescent bar light that was broken and didn’t work.  I now have a LED light that is positional and dimmable.  Being able to dim it is handy because we leave this light on all night.  Some of us don’t like the dark.  I know it really doesn’t go with the decor, but options are limited when you have no wiring to connect with and you are attaching to a cupboard.

Almost have both sleeves finished.  Looks like I’ll have enough yarn to take out the bottom and make it better, so it won’t roll.  Pretty sure I’m winning this came of yarn chicken.

On a very happy note:

Grandma’s casts are finally off -and it only took a couple of hours at the hospital.  She’s still not supposed to drive for a week or so and no long drives for a month.  The doctor also suggests she wear her wrist braces for a while because her wrists will be week.  She seems to be able to move all her fingers, that was my big worry after being immobile for 6+ weeks.

Wednesday:

sandwich

pork pie (going to use my Bavarian beef pie recipe)

Thursday:

pizza

McDonalds because Grandma wants her hair done

Friday:

pizza

leftover pork pie

 

Saturday:

?? Ella’s got a Halloween party so who knows

Sunday:

Steak

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Thanksgiving over at the in-laws yesterday.  Supper was good and I didn’t have to do any dishes.

Colin was hoping for a combine day, but the fog, mist, overcast didn’t burn off until just before supper.  Foggy again this morning.  We need some clear days.

I finished the project I can’t share.  It’s much better with the changes I made.  The Christmas sweater is coming along nicely.  It’s going to be really tight with the yarn.  Going up a size really made a difference on yardage requirements.

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As per usual, the hot and stinking weather really puts a crimp in my knitting output.

I know the colours are a bit weird, but the living room is dark trying to keep cool.  Finished one of Grandma’s socks. And worked a few more inches on the sweater.  I picked up a book at our local gas station.  It was pretty good, I finished it in 2 days.  It’s called ‘The Runaway Family‘.  I’m not sure if I told you about the ‘Sisters of St.Croix‘ but it’s the same author.

That’s all for Crafting On today.  Hope you are staying cool.

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Not too much knitting this week for Crafting On.  Though I did find a cool new dish cloth pattern.

They were fun and easy.  I did get a bit more work done on the body of the sweater.

I’ve been doing some Kindle reading this week.  I’m glad we got the Kindle for school work.  It all started with Children to a Degree, which is free right now on Kindle.  It’s about a young boy growing up in Germany and being part of the Hitler Youth.  It was so good I bought Loyal to a Degree and now I’m working on Trust to a Degree.  They have all been really good and show’s how the ‘common’ German really felt -even with the brainwashing of the HY.

Here’s the whirligig I got Colin at the Plowing Match:

“If it ain’t red, it ain’t in the shed”

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Just a quick post from Crafting On today, so much to do.

Coming along on the Christmas sweater.  I’ve divided off the sleeves, now just plain knitting for the body.

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Just popping on for a quick Crafting On post to let you know I’m still here.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  I’m working on another post (lots of pictures).

Working on a Christmas present.  It’s knitting up really quickly.  Picked up an interesting book when we were on holiday (only $2).  Ella doesn’t understand it because it’s a book about books  🙂  I found it really interesting because it talks about a lot of the books/authors that are in Ella’s Ambleside Online curriculum.

Gotta go and get the laundry going.  Chat with you all soon.

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I’ve got a number of things to share this week for Crafting On.  I finally got the ends sewn in on the Wonder Woman shawl.

I need to get a picture once I have these installed, but I made some skirt guards for my bike.  It seemed the faster solution than sewing a biking/riding skirt.

I was in Michael’s the other day because we needed a couple of new pencil crayons.  They had yarn on sale “buy 2 get 1 free” so I grabbed some cotton and whipped up some new face cloths.  The Bernat isn’t as nice as the Knit Picks cotton, but it will do.

I’m reading some really cool old (1914 and older) cook books that I have found online for free.

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