Good Chilly Morning to You All,
Brrrr....it was 1 degree this morning. Of course, they had forecast -1, so I suppose +1 is better, but it is hard to tell for sure. For once, Tyg didn't go out right away...he waited until it warmed up to 2 or 3 degrees, and then he stayed out for quite awhile. I looked out the kitchen window at one point and saw him in the yard. Here he is underneath the birdfeeder handing on our clothesline...hoping for a taste of cardinal or sparrow (he was unsuccessful):
And here he is walking down the path that Fletch had shoveled to get out to the feeder to fill it:
He tends to hunker down by the back door on the patio. In the morning the sun shines in that spot, so he can gather some warmth while waiting for a near-flying bird. He is back in now and curled up somewhere.
Yesterday morning I did venture out and met up with Dee for coffee and knitting. My beverage of choice was cardamon black pepper coffee - so good!! After awhile we ventured across the street to a favorite restaurant - Stove & Tap for lunch. It was still pretty windy - enough to sting your face - but, it felt so good to get out and the sun was shining brightly. Thanks Dee for meeting up. Hope to do it again soon.
I got a good start on Colin's socks and managed to do some rows in between yacking yesterday, and a few more when I got home. Then I discovered a HOLE. This has happened every single time I have started socks for Colin. So, I had to tink back about 5 rows. Grrrrr. But it's done and now I'm back on track. The cuff is complete and I've done 5 rows of plain knitting. Today I hope to come up with a pattern to make a couple of cables on his socks. Wish me luck!!
But, before I can do that I need to pay bills (which I successfully avoided last Thursday), set up my spreadsheets for 2018 tracking expenses and we do have to venture out to the grocery store. We used the last of our eggs for breakfast and aside from lettuce and radishes, we are out of fresh veggies. Oh well, at least it is another sunny day.
The forecast is for a warm-up starting tomorrow...but the forecast also includes a mix of snow and ice for tomorrow night. If that happens, I will be missing yoga again. However, the warming trend is to continue and at this point we are planning on Fletch grilling Thursday when Colin comes over for dinner.
Hope you all are enjoying a delightfully cozy and lazy weekend with plenty of knitting.