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Not Spring yet!   22 comments

I took this photo this morning, and of course, posted over on Instagram immediately.

Isn’t it interesting?

It’s the pool.

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The beloved swimming pool.

Frozen.

Solid.

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I reached in and pulled a leaf off the surface, and found this great outline of it left behind.

Hard to believe that in a couple of months I will be in the pool scooping leaves out of it.

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Or that a month or so after that, I will be swimming in it for fun.

Right now it is a 20 foot diameter, 3 foot deep block of ice.

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Hard to believe.

But isn’t it pretty?

Posted March 10, 2017 by salpal1 in what I am thinking about, What I love

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Early Release! Due to Snow…   25 comments

You know what I did this afternoon!

I filled the first bobbin of the big combo spin, Mountain’s Edge and started the next bobbin, Muted Reflection. Both are from Three Waters Farm.

 

We are supposed to get a lot of snow tonight, 9 – 16 inches at last forecast update. Normally I would think we have a chance of a day off, but it is supposed to stop tonight, so I won’t count on it. Pretty sure it will mess up tax day tomorrow, though. Supposed to be in Milbridge with three volunteers and I am thinking they won’t want to be on the road at 6 am.

More snow Sunday – Monday. They say that storm will be bigger.

Maybe I will be able to fill that other bobbin?

Snapshot   16 comments

sunrise

 

This was taken one cold October morning on Isle au Haut, Maine.  A piece of heaven.

Scanned from a  photo years ago, converted from an old bitmap file, it still is such a lovely shot, isn’t it?  This photo is one of my background wallpaper photos on my computer, and I just love when it pops up, it makes me feel serene.

Have a happy Monday!

 

Posted February 6, 2017 by salpal1 in What I love

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Best winter phone call   7 comments

The boss called. No work today!!!

 

Bring on the fiber crafts!

 

and try not to worry about A traveling the length of the state today. She has studded tires, roads will be sanded, and it should be rain on the coast. She will be fine. My mantra.

Finally!   20 comments

I knit and knit and knit and spin and spin and spin and for so long, seemed to have nothing to show for the effort.  My fingers made the fiber go round and round for days, weeks even, with little progress made.  I stopped taking progress photos because they looked the same, day after day.

Or so it seemed.

Then suddenly one day, I had this!

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And this!

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And this!

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Progress is being made after all. But I am re-learning a lesson I learned long ago and then let go by the wayside.  Try to keep to two, or at the most, three WIPs.  More than that, and even though I knit diligently on all, progress is slow.  I need the gratification of a finished object now and then.

Right now I have a mitten and a half, half a sock, half a shawl, and half a scarf on the needles.

So I won’t be casting on anything new until I get my WIPs under control.  Which should not be too long now – look at the progress I am making!

And of course I WILL start a new spin. I’m looking through my fiber stash in my mind to see what will be next. But I am knitting on that mitten while I ponder it. 😀

Love my boss, but really?   11 comments

“Will you send out these letters for me?  If I do it, I will have to type up all the names and addresses.”

 

Whereas I will just use my magic skills and wrinkle my nose to make it so.

Posted January 11, 2017 by salpal1 in What I love

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Whew! That was fun!   17 comments

We had a busy couple of days, celebrating with A’s sister and her family on Christmas Eve day, then my family Christmas Day. Lots of driving, opening presents, eating, and visiting.

Today is the last day of our vacation, and we have declared it to be a pajama day.

I am looking forward to the knitting and spinning and reading. Oh, and writing the cards…I got them made last Friday, but did not finish writing them. I will eventually!

 

I completely forgot to take photos of several secret finishes in the real world, but I can tell you that the hats all fit on the heads they were intended for. 😉

 

 

and the scarf was deemed “perfect colors!”

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And the seemingly endless pile of tiny mittens turned into garlands and ornaments as intended.

 

So today I can relax into some selfish knitting – finish some sleeves, cast on some human-sized mittens and knit up a hat in a pattern my brilliant sister invented. And peruse the two spinning books I got for Christmas.

In my PJs all day.  I love a pajama day.  🙂

 

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