Monday, December 10, 2018

Blogmas Day 10 --- Your Monday Morning Perk Up

Today on Snow Hoarders . . . 

These folks on Fayette St. in Conshohocken
really, really, REALLY like plastic snow people.

#kindofcute  #kindofcreepy

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Blogmas Day 8 - Do You See What I See?

Will you look at THAT!

It's not socks.

It's not a scrappy blanket.

What could it BE?

Well . . . it looks a little bit like a shawl ... the Reyna Shawl to be exact.

I bought this yarn a long time ago at STASH - A Place for Yarn 
in St. Petersburg, Florida.

It waited a long time for me to figure out what it would be.
Originally, I wanted it to be socks.

But, it's BFL without nylon .... maybe NOT a good choice for socks.

I don't really wear shawls ..... never really needed one when we lived in Florida.

But, maybe now .... now that I live where it is cold...
and WINDY.

I think it might be nice to have something to tuck into the neck of my coat.

Yarn:  Ancient Arts Fibre  Meow Collection
100% Superwash BFL

Colorway:  Calico Cat


A little apology

Yesterday I took a little body splat into a parking lot. At first I thought it was just my ego that took a bruising, but my hand and knee took the hit too. A trip to urgent care pronounced me clumsy, but not broken. Just some bruises, scrapes and a pretty swollen hand.

Then today, as expected, this 63-year-old body said .... "what the hell???" Apparently old muscles complain a LOT when you bash them into the cold, hard pavement in the dark of night.

That meant I wasn't on the computer much last night or today and boy, you folks have posted a LOT. I'm afraid I had to hit all read and I'll just start all fresh again.

My hand, while still LOOKING ugly, doesn't hurt and sitting at the computer is a thing again. I'll be around to your new posts.

In the meantime, if anyone asks ----- I beat the crap out of that driveway.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Blogmas Day 7 - Friday Foto Edition

When we lived in Orlando we were right up the street from 
the University of Central Florida and the local fire station.

Station 65's truck was a plain ol' red firetruck like most of you see around your town.

But, look at this.

Photo courtesy of OCFR
The truck has a fancy new wrap to honor UCF's fantastic football season
and making it to their conference's championship,
which they won.

I'm a little annoyed though.
Knight-ro gets to drive the truck.

They never let ME drive the truck
and I asked. I asked NICELY.

The answer was still NO!

photo courtesy of OCFR
Well done, Knights
and well done Orange County Fire Rescue.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Blogmas Day 6 - Something Festive

Green is a nice color.

Blue is pretty good too.

But's December.

It's time for something a little more festive,
a little more seasonal,
a whole lot more . . . 


All the shades of red in one skein.

Yarn:  Yarn Rehab

Colorway:  Broiled Lobster

As of bedtime, I'm done the ribbing and a few of the patterned leg rows.

I know Santa would love some bright red socks,
but these?

These are for ME!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Blogmas Day 5 - Whiskers Edition

See that black and white square?

That's Hedgehog Fibers in the colorway:  Typewriter

It's thin and splitty --- but, I DO love how the color worked up.

I *was* going to knit another square tonight,
but someone had other ideas.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Blogmas Day 2 - Hip to Be Square

My guess is that winter is settling in upon us.

While the temperatures were moderate today,
the skies were grey and gloomy.
The fog held tight pretty much all day.

It was a good day to throw the scrappy blanket over my legs and knit another square.

This square is a VERY scrappy square.

It starts with a random mini from my LYS's mini bowl.

It will end up with a nice cocoa brown from Knit Picks.

As you know, I have TWO scrappy blankets on the go. But, I'm thinking I might have to cast on another one. There is a new scrappy pattern up on Ravelry and this one has really caught my eye.

You know how it is.
Living up north you can ALWAYS use another blanket.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Blogmas Day 1 - A Little Flo to Go

Just about the time we said we were thinking of moving to Pennsylvania,
my New Jersey sister said THEY were thinking of moving to Florida.

We did.

They did.

Now Mini Flo-the-Flamingo is winging her way to grace my sister's Christmas tree.


Wherever we go a parade is sure to follow.

A couple of weeks ago, Vera and I went to Lansdale for some coffee, chit-chat and supposedly some knitting. As you may recall a parade broke out.

Fast forward to today.

Vera and I made plans to meet at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Franconia to see their Fine Arts Show and Farmer's Market --- I know, odd combination of events, but it worked. 

After -------- coffee, chit-chat, knitting ..... you know, the usual
coffee shop stuff................ANNNNNND....

a parade broke out.

This time the Souderton Christmas Parade.

This one had
...your basic John Deere convoy,

Boy Scouts on flatbeds.

They were collecting food for needy.

AND, of course, everyone's favorite -----
(Well, maybe it's just mine!)


A good time was had by all,
especially me.

I doa good firetruck parade!

We're gonna be REAL disappointed if the next time we meet up there is no parade.