Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Day 333 of 2022

Despite what it looks like, this is not a sock post. 
This is a post to illustrate my anticipation
 of painting some small Christmas trees on this blank canvas.


Sunday, November 27, 2022

Day 331 of 2022

This sock is ready for its toe and the other one will be ready soon. 
I found this magazine that explains different sock toe variations for different feet 
and how to calculate for them. 
I have short toes with very little taper 
so I am excited to try a different type of finish for my pair of socks.


Saturday, November 26, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

Day 329 of 2022

Now that we are past Thanksgiving, 
it's time to start thinking about decorating for Christmas. 
I'm starting with some easy stuff. 
First up, change the bedding.


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Day 326 of 2022

We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday 
and are responsible for several dishes. 
I was able to complete the grocery list 
with the exception of a couple things 
that we picked up later at another store. 
The trick after filling my cart was finding the best line 
and then waiting for my turn at the checkout.


Saturday, November 19, 2022

Day 323 of 2022

Sock progress. 
Both socks have completed gussets. 
I've started the foot on the sock on the right. 
This part should go much faster with no decreases to keep track of.


Friday, November 18, 2022

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Day 321 of 2022

I found this in the closet where the puzzles reside the other day
 while I was straightening things up.
 It looks like I bought it on clearance at the book store last year after Halloween. 
I forgot that I had it so I forgot to work it. 
I remedied this oversight tonight. 
I started it too late to finish but surely will tomorrow.

I have also updated yesterday's post to include a link to a picture of Fireball
 in the sweater I mentioned in the post.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Day 320 of 2022

I realize now seeing this picture that it's hard to tell what it even is. 
Little E is an excellent and speedy knitter. 
The one thing she doesn't like much about the process is weaving ends in. 
I, on the other hand, don't mind at all. 
This piece is a pullover sweater she made for her dad, Fireball, 
as a surprise for his birthday. 
I had some time today while a service tech did furnace maintenance, 
so I have now woven in all the ends 
and Fireball can wear the sweater to work this week.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Day 319 of 2022

The last thing on my list for the day 
was a sewing project that I've been dying to start. 
I finished the rest of the things on the list 
so I was able to spend a little time getting this project going. 


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Day 317 of 2022

When Monday, laundry day,
 is booked with appointments away from home, 
I do laundry on Sunday night. 
I did pretty well. 
I got all but one load done,
 and I am confident I can get that one done tomorrow.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022

Day 315 of 2022

Fireball and I completed the fire pit tonight 
with some coordinated teamwork. 
It was a timely finish as it was getting too dark to work, 
and the temperatures are going to be much colder
 for at least the next week, 
making the use of the block adhesive inadvisable.


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Day 314 of 2022

New yarn arrived today. 
This is incentive to get those green socks done 
so I can dream up what kind of socks this will become. 

This is a fairly new yarn dyer and she has lovely stuff in her shop. 
If you are a knitter, go check her out.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Day 313 of 2022

Look. It's my green socks. 
I scrolled back in my pictures 
and I think I last worked on these in April
Over the last few days I have started 
and finished the gusset on the sock to the right. 
Now I will put that sock away 
and do the gusset on the other sock. 
From there it will be smooth sailing down to the toe.


Monday, November 7, 2022

Day 311 of 2022

I've got my base layer for the fire pit down and tamped, 
but I'm losing daylight
 so the final leveling will have to wait until tomorrow.


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Day 309 of 2022

One of the benefits of cancelled flights
 is additional days with Little E and GB#1.


Friday, November 4, 2022

Day 308 of 2022

I'm checking the depth of the hole I'm digging. 
The base layer is next and then the fire pit building can commence.


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Day 306 of 2022

How to finish the soup fast: 
Throw in the large blob of old frozen vegetables. 
Onion, chicken, rice and broth have already been added.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Day 305 of 2022

Last class of musical theater usually involves a presentation for the families. 
Today was no different.
 I'm so glad we were able to attend.