Thursday, January 16, 2020

Now I've done it!

I was trying to fix my computer problems. I'm a Mac user and every once in a while Safari (my browser of choice) and Blogger don't play well together. Now is one of those times.

I haven't been able to leave comments on other blogs when using Safari, so I started using Chrome. Once I started using Chrome, I started getting all sorts of spam comments. Yesterday I thought I'd be smart and change my password so that the spam would stop. It didn't. I found more spam comments this morning.

To make matters worse, I now can't leave comments on blogs using Chrome. It seems that all I can do is create a new blog post using either Safari or Chrome.

Guess what I'm doing this weekend? I'm going to figure out how to fix this problem if it takes me the whole three day weekend!

In the meantime, please know that I am reading blogs and taking in every word you say. Also, I appreciate the comments I'm receiving. I just can't respond to them. Technology is not my friend at this point in time!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Starting over

There was nothing for me to post yesterday. I subbed in kindergarten, and I was too worn out at the end of the day to do much of anything. Those little kindergarteners were so much fun! There were 16 in the classroom, and they were extremely well behaved. Still, their energy level was far greater than mine!

After sharing pictures with my friends Denise and Jen, I decided that I needed to start my Sanditon MKAL over with size 2 needles. I don't know that it's obvious in the picture, but in person there is a significant difference, and I'm glad I decided to switch needle sizes. Both of these samples go up to 83 stitches. I have until Sunday to increase to 227 stitches. I think I can do it. Even if I don't, there's no school on Monday, so I should have plenty of time to catch up.

I managed to finish two more stripes on Joanne's Sneak a Peek cowl. I only have five stripes to go!

It was time for a splash of color in my Ice Drops, so I switched to Lizbeth #100, Falling Leaves. It may be the wrong time of year for this color, but I couldn't resist using it.

I think I have a little more time for knitting before heading off to bed!

Monday, January 13, 2020


Last night I recorded Sanditon, a PBS series based on Jane Austen's last unfinished novel. I first heard of this series when I signed up for the Sanditon MKAL from Kristen in Stitches. I've finished 11/35 pattern repeats that make up the first clue. The next clue will be released next Sunday. So far, I'm really enjoying this project!

I'm also continuing to work on Joanne's Sneak a Peek cowl. I finished two more stripes today with seven left to go.

My newest Grizzly Mountain Arts shuttle arrived today.

I love both the front and the back!

It just so happened that I had chosen another Grizzly Mountain Arts shuttle for today's Ice Drop. I had intended to tat another Doodle Ice Drop, but I didn't have enough thread with me. Luckily, I was able to wing it!

Lorraine Kolasa offered some of her enameled shuttles to raise money for Australian relief. She had a blue shuttle that I would have loved to have purchased, but I forgot to go online when she listed them. I was lucky that when I looked, there was still one left!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Crafty Sunday

Since Dave and I did so much cleaning yesterday, I had plenty of time for crafting today. I'm working on the second side of Joanne's Sneak a Peek cowl. I managed to knit two of the nine stripes for this side. I'm really enjoying this project!

I intended to tat two Ice Drops today, but I only finished one. Instead, I spent a couple of hours with my friend Jen and her daughter Tori. We had a really nice visit, and Jen and I spent time knitting while Tori crocheted.

Jen, my friend Denise and I are all knitting the Sanditon MKAL. Jen and Denise both chose the mauve colors, while I chose the blues. Are you surprised?

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Photo op

We chose not to have a Tollway Tatters meeting today because of the predicted weather conditions. It was very windy and wet here, and some of the ladies had snow to deal with. I think we made the right decision to cancel!

Sue suggested we all take pictures of ourselves tatting in our tie-dye t-shirts, so I asked Dave to take a picture of me tatting.

True confession time... I had the t-shirt on for less than five minutes. It was just too cold, and I couldn't wait to put my sweater back on!

Another true confession... I only tatted 6 ds today. Dave and I spent most of the day taking down and putting away Christmas decorations. We accomplished a lot, including deep cleaning the sun room, dining, room, and living room, but we still have more to do. The bannister is still decorated, and we haven't taken down any of the outdoor decorations. Once those tasks are completed, we'll be back to our normal routine.

The first side of Joanne's Sneak a Peek cowl is finished. I know I never would have chosen these colors, but I do like they way they look!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Catching up

I feel like I'm catching up today. Yesterday was kind of crazy and I didn't finish either an Ice Drop or two sections of Joanne's cowl.

I received my newest shuttle from Grizzly Mountain Arts today.

I do love Dave Stanbrough's doodle art!

This is the Doodle Ice Drop I started yesterday. I was happy to finish it today!

I didn't quite catch up on Joanne's cowl. I finished section 9 today. Earlier in the week I had hoped to finish section 10 by today. Still, I've made good progress. Once I finish the nine rows in section 10, I'll be ready to start the second side. This is going to be one cozy cowl!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


I'm making progress on two fronts. First, I'm rebuilding my Ice Drop stash, and I'm having fun doing it!

I also managed to knit another two sections on Joanne's Sneak a Peek cowl. Next I need to make progress on another front... organizing my craft supplies!