"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Sunday Ramblings

It is a gorgeous sunny day today, so Sweet Hubby, Ruthie, and 'the family' have all gone skiing. The SciFi channel is having a Tinman marathon. I didn't get to see the series when it was first shown, so I'm spending the day chillin' and knittin' and watchin'.

Yesterday Sweet Hubby dug out my bird feeders for me. The small one that was hanging in the tree is fine. I've filled it and hung it in the maple tree in the back yard. The feeder that was on a post though is toast. I spread the seed around on the snow by it and the birdies are eating it up.

I did see something this morning that I was not expecting. A Robin.

The first one. Needless to say, I got really excited! Seeing a Robin is a BIG deal around here. It means spring is very close. Wow, they're early this year. I'm gonna take that as a good omen.

I have an FO for this weekend. It's the latest design for my book.

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I finished knitting the amulet last summer. I decided such a special bag deserved an extra special strap, so I took on the gradation challenge in tubular peyote. It took me a looooooooong time to make that strap. It's nice to have it done, and I'm really glad I chose it. It sets off the bag perfectly.

I guess I should have taken pics of WIP Ferdinan, but I think I'll finish him up first.

Have a great day!


  1. love your blog and your work is gorgeous. Thanks for being there for all of us to enjoy..

  2. Oh yeah, tubular peyote does take long. But it looks great! I love the bag and the strap!!!

  3. Seeing the first robin is always a big deal in our family too. My mother loves spring and here in Minnesota our winters are long so as a child I remember my mom always making an announcement when she saw her first robin.
    Several years ago when Beanie Babies stuffed animals were popular I purchased a robin-beanie-baby and an acrylic case for it and announced to my family we were starting a 'first-robin of spring' family competition and the beanie baby was the traveling trophy. Now when someone sees the first robin we phone our mother to 'log it'. The first person to do this gets the traveling trophy for a year.
    Last year, my niece, who was in 12th grade saw one first and I had to package the trophy up and mail it to her. She lives in Atlanta (no fair !!!).