Monday, February 26, 2018

Not One, But Two Finishes!!

Hello My Friends,

I hope you all had wonderful weekends.  Ours was damp and in the 40's, but it was a good weekend!

First up, I left work at 2:30 on Friday - that's a very good thing.  When I got home I changed and did a yoga workout and then hopped in the shower.  By the time I was out, it was time to make pizza for dinner.  So good - fresh tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, black olives, bacon (yay!!), mushrooms, scallions and a little bit of cheese.  Delicious.

After dinner I got to work on the misbehaving mitt and managed to finish it.  So, (finally) a completed pair:

I love the variegated yarn (Koi Pond from KnitPicks).

Saturday I ran a couple of errands early and then met up with Dee at Backyard Beans for some therapeutic girl time - sipping tea and knitting.  It was lovely.  I worked on the Sigla sleeve.  We walked down to Koffee Korner for lunch (luckily it wasn't raining), and I was home by mid-afternoon.  I worked some more on Sigla before and after dinner and then watched a little TV with Fletch.

Sunday was chores (grocery shopping and laundry) and the finish of Sigla!!

I LOVE this sweater!  And, I can't believe that I made it - lol.  it is currently blocking (which may take awhile since it is so damp).

I wound a couple of skeins of yarn in the afternoon, but haven't cast on anything.  Instead I made this:

Pecan Pie Bundt Cake.  Oh My!  Just a little taste of heaven.  Colin is stopping by the house this afternoon to pick some up to take home for Mailing & him.  Good thing as this is not a cake that is light on calories.  But a little piece is ok.

Yoga tonight, a conference call at 10 this morning.  Not sure I will cast on anything today...but hopefully by tomorrow I will have something new on the needles.

Tyg indicated that he was a little jealous that I had been posting pictures of Marcel and Talbot and not him.  He agreed to pose nicely:

Love his crossed paws.

Hoping everyone's week is off to a great start!  Enjoy!


  1. WaHoo! Love the finished mitts AND sweater. Tyg's crossed paws make him look distinguished.

  2. Wow, your finishes look amazing - good job! That cake looks and sounds really good. I love cake anyway.

    Tyg looks like Mr. Deportment with his crossed paws. :-)

  3. Beautiful job on Sigla and the mitts! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, that sweater! Oh, those mitts! Oh, that made my day. I've got some Koi Pond in the stash. I am very happy to see that it knits up so nicely.

  5. So glad you and Dee are having so much fun together. Love that new sweater it is brilliant. Wishing you a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad Dee & Steve moved North!!

  6. Great finish on your mitts, and I bet you can use them since it's damp and chilly (at least it's stopped raining for a while). I really LOVE your Sigla, and it's clear from the smile on your face how much you love it. I hope it dries soon and you get to enjoy its wonderful warmth and beauty!

  7. Love the mitts and sweater! Well done!

    Tyg's face cracks me up! That's the face I get from Relic when I won't let him out.

  8. Sigla is BEAUTIFUL and looks gorgeous on you. Congrats!!!! You did a great job.

    Hi to Tyg!!! He is such a regal boy!

  9. Those crossed paws! So sweet! XO
    And congratulations to you on both lovely projects. Sigla looks great -- I just love the colors you chose. Hope it dries quickly so you can get to wearing it!!! :-)

  10. What great finishes! The sweater will give you years and years of wearing joy! You did a great job. Tyg is just too sweet!

  11. Hey! Great job on the FO's! You are a Knitting Force!

    Tyg is hilarious with that pose. He knows he's just giving you a thrill.

  12. your sweater is stunning!! I love your smile and you look fantastic in it :) I also like your mitts!