Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nothing too Exciting...Just Some Updates.

Welcome new members!  Thanks for joining.  And thanks for every one who has been a follower for a while.  Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments.   

It has been an interesting week.  It has been very cold the early part of the week.  The end of the week brought three more inches of snow.  Doesn't sound like much but, since my Escape is in the body shop after the deer ran into it, I'm driving an Impala and have to get use to driving a plain old car.  I can't wait to get mine back.  I miss my heated seats.  It is snowing again and we may get a few more inches tonight with Winter Storm Luna.  

I tried my hand my hand at and Ebay auction for a Mary Beale design.  I originally saw a picture of the pattern on Edgar's blog:   Blacksheep's Bit of the Web entry: Basket WIP's.  He was so kind to direct me to the title, designer and that it was available on Ebay.  I placed a few bids but $60 was definately pushing the limit.  I think it is a very cool pattern but, not anything I can't live without.  I may have to see about getting rid of some patterns I have done and will never do again.  Amazing how much some of things go for.    I have a hard time parting with things so, it probably won't happen.  

A little update on PS January.  I have been dividing my time between it and the sweater.  I am over half way done.  I just need to do the sledders, "January" and the border.  Not sure what I'm going to start next.  So many patterns, so little time.  

 I think the little fox is quite handsome.

 The sweater pattern is good one.  Just enough going on to not be boring but, not too much to get confusing. There is a little eyelet in the cables.  The odd rows are always the same.  The pattern is only 24 rows so it isn't overwhelming.
 It is working up pretty fast.  It will be a very warm sweater.  I don't think I will have it done in time for her to really enjoy it.  She may have to wait until next year to really get the full benefit.

Working on getting all the income tax things together.  It was a heavy health care year.  Maybe we will be able to itemize.  My luck....probably not.  

Thanks again for stopping.  Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.  Back to the old grind tomorrow.  
Keep on Stitching.


  1. Love your projects! Good luck finding the pattern ~ it amazes me how much some of the older patterns can go for!

  2. I really like your PS January and the sweater is so pretty!

  3. I don't know how I ever did without heated seats before! Hope you get your Escape back soon.
    Cable knit sweaters are my favorite. Yours is looking great so far.
    OH! I think I need to go through some old patterns if that's what they are going for. I could be sitting on a small fortune.

  4. Your PS and the jumper are looking lovely, great progress