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


WIP Wednesday 12/14/2010

Still turning out fingerless mitts. I'm working on a pair for a friends Christmas gift.

I will probably finish this tonight. Then I have just one pair left, which I was going to make with the now infamous navy blue tweed. However, I'm kind of tired of working with that color, so today I bought a skein of denim blue heather to use instead.

I'm starting to get tired of making fingerless mitts. I'm glad the end is in sight.

Humorous question asked of me at Rathdrum Knitalong yesterday: "How much of that yarn do you have left?" referring, of course, to the navy blue tweed. The answer is I'm not sure. When I take another skein out of the bag, the skeins left seem to reproduce another. Perhaps it's magic yarn?

Last Monday morning I had some visitors. A few turkeys were in the front yard.

They hung out around my car for awhile pecking something out of the snow and ice.

 Eventually Tommy saw them and took off after them. They all flew away. Unfortunately, the ground is pretty icy there because there was a thin layer of water on top of it, so he couldn't stop when they flew away. You could tell he was trying to stop. Kind of like a cartoon. I thought for sure he was going to end up face first in a snow bank, but he lucked out and stopped just in time. I had a good laugh watching him though.

As for weather, it's been above freezing and raining like crazy. The snow is melting fast, which is just fine with us because we were starting to think we were gonna have to shovel off the roof. Now we won't have to thanks to the Pineapple Express that has blown into town.

Did some Christmas shopping today. Helped daughter Ruth pick out a gift for her father. I don't know why but I'm not nearly as enthusiastic about the whole shopping thing this year as I usually am. This is made harder by no one telling me what they want from Santa. I'm hearing way to much "sigh... I don't know."

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Live long and prosper.\\//


  1. Nice mitts. I like that pattern. I have to admit I'm sick of hats and the end won't come soon enough.

    How fun to have turkeys in your yard.

  2. Yes, the kniting at this time of year tends to get repetitive, but your mitts sure are pretty.

  3. I love the texture on those fingerless mitts, and your turkey visitors make me laugh! We sometimes get wild turkeys wandering around where I live, but they've never come to my yard.

  4. I like your mitts. I have the same yarn reproducing problem with some Lopi that just seems to never go away.

  5. I really like your mitten, though, since making them myself right now, I could see where it gets repetitive!