March comes in like a lion…

5 Mar

So blog readers – how’s life on your end of the world.

I am busy and my hands are all torn up from cleaning.  C’est la vie!

                                                                                                           

I am working on some knitting – nothing really to show yet, it’s still kind of a blob of yarniness.  I will take pics once there it something to see.

I am also planning to do some yard work soon – winter is about over here and my compost heap is growing something…  I need to weed it and flip it over so I can start it back up.  I would also like to set up my garden – since it is there and ready to go – I need to schedule time out there like I schedule the gym and going to work.    -  Here’s hoping it works!

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Monogram pillow

27 Feb

Monogram pillow

So I decided to make a pillow – but I ran out of black, so one side is black and one side is white. Eh…

Knitlypics! Or knitting during the games

20 Feb

The Shawl is Done!

It has been bathed, blocked and photoed!

It’s in my project page – photos and process and the beads used!  Though not nearly as many as I thought – so I have more beads to use on something else!  I will try another technique for the next time….

I am now working on a monogram pillow cover, perhaps finished by the closing ceremonies?  Maybe…..

Shawl making and skating watching

19 Feb

Here I sit – after watching Charlie and Meryl win the gold in Ice Dancing – and beginning to cast off the shawl!

 

I expect to be able to finish this part today and get on to the bath and blocking…  yay!!!

1990s Figure Skaters: Where Are They Now

14 Feb

1990s Figure Skaters: Where Are They Now.

Thanks for the great memories!

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Cindy is wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Cindy is wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Day 4 Olympic knitting!

11 Feb

I have been working on my Dew Drops faithfully and trying to get enough in that I can finish it before the Olmpics are over -

I have just added the first of the beads (!) and am on the top end of the third chart – (of 6 I believe).  Adding lots of stiches!  I am at about 300 now and will get up toward 700 by the time I get done!

Here is the latest (scrunched up) image I have.

The Best Social Media Sources for the 2014 Winter Olympics

7 Feb

knitterpixie:

Great places to follow 2014 Winter Olympics!

Originally posted on High Heels & Hard Work:

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Yesterday, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia kicked off the first day of competition with preliminary rounds of freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and figure skating. While there is an estimated TV viewership of 3 billion, this might be the most expensive Winter Olympics to date with a total estimated cost of $50 billion. Enough with the boring numbers though, you’re probably wondering how to get in on the action in the social sphere over the next two weeks! Good news social media addicts—here’s all the information you need.

The Olympics Social Media Guidelines

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) renewed their social media guidelines for this year. The guidelines cover everything from blogging for Olympians staying in the village to advertising and sponsorship. Definitions of all the Olympic words have been distributed to help with accuracy in any social media posting. If you plan on participating in the online Winter Olympics…

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Dew Drops Shawl Day 1

7 Feb

So I started this little thing (OK it will not be little by the time I’m done) last night while watching the beiginning of the Olympics.

The Japanese Man’s Short program for the team event – goodness that boy made it look easy!

 

Blew them all off the ice.

 

 

 

So here’s what I’ve got so far.

 

 

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New experience in Cake

6 Feb

Grandma’s birthday has just recently passed, and we had a lovely tea party.

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I was asked to do the cake.  Well, cakes.  It was expressly requested, I make Petite Fours.  Well. 

I thought I would make a sheetcake, cut it up, cover it in thinned royal icing and be done!

Not so much. The cake crummbled a bit, no real surprise, the icing was a bit heavy and knocked some of the cakes over, did not cover well (too thick to settle on the sides) and never hardened the way I intended.  This part just MIGHT be as I am in Florida and it was a very humid day when I tried this.  Let no one tell you location does not matter.  We live in soup air sometimes down here.  The trade off – no snow. 

All in all, the day was lovely, tea was drank, lots of it!  Cake was delisious, if a bit sticky, and the company (sisters, Mom, one of my BIL and the nephews) was great.

 

Maybe next year I’ll try fondant….

 

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