Monday, April 1, 2019

A Chilly Start to April

Good Morning!

Happy April Fools Day.  The weather is playing a mean trick.  I'm back to wearing a turtleneck and sweater to work...winter coat and gloves.  High winds and fallen temps.  All this after a lovely weekend.  Typical Spring I guess.

Saturday was a beautiful day - warm, a little breezy, but very pleasant.  Colin & Mailing came over for a cookout and we all actually did a bit of archery.  Neither of them had shot an arrow since grade school (Mailing) or high school (Colin) and they did very well.  Fletch cooked delicious steaks and I made a corn and black bean salad to go with them.  We also had a wonderful ciabatta olive oil loaf that I heated up in the oven.  Bring on the carbs!  LOL  It did get a little chilly after dinner, but it was perfect for having a fire in the pit.  I woke up smelling like wood smoke on Sunday.

I had gone stash diving prior to the kids coming over and I had Mailing go through my sock yarn and pick out a skein she would like for a Hitchhiker.  Glad I had her pick as it was totally different from what I guessed she would want!  Sunday I was able to make a start on it.  I am a copy cat and am making eyelets in this one just like Dee and I love it.  The eyelets are a bit hard to see, but they are there.


The yarn is from Ancient Arts Yarn, fingering weight, 80% super wash and 20% nylon.  The colorway is "Midnight Clear." 

When the weekend started, I was sure I would finish the first Shell Cottage sock, but that did not happen.


I have 5 more rows till the toe decreases and am hoping to wrap this one up at lunch today.  I shouldn't be too busy as both my bosses are away with their wives in Southern FL for a get-away to celebrate our last fiscal year.  I don't expect to hear from either of them until Thursday.  Fingers crossed.

How was your weekend?


17 comments:

  1. Our grill is under some SN*W! I'm glad you managed to escape it.

    Those socks are taking their time with you. But they look so pretty.

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  2. All your knitting is looking great! Sorry the shell cottage socks are a pain to knit (isn't that what you said?). They look great, and they fit too! My problem with sock knitting is sort of second sock syndrome, but even more it's that my tension tends to differ between socks. lol! Maybe it's cause I'm still a newbie sock knitter. Who knows!

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  3. It sounds like you had a nice weekend, and a nice week to follow with both of your bosses away! I hope you get that sock finished and get a good start on that lovely Hitchhiker.

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  4. Mailing picked a beautiful color!

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  5. Nice yarn for the second Hitchhiker--the eyelets look good, too.
    You are so close to a finish, too!

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  6. I am continually surprised how my choices of colors for others is totally different than theirs. It's safer to let them pick from a selection. Cool here today, but the sun is shining. Wishing you a quiet and calm work week.

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  7. One of the things coming in my yarn shipment is some yarn to make a hitchhiker... you and Dee have inspired me!

    Weekend here was busy... lots of working on quilts, which you'll see later in the week.

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  8. We were able to grill last Friday evening for the first time this year! It was wonderful. But . . . fickle spring . . . now it's freezing again, and we had some snow yesterday.
    ;-)
    I love your new Hitchhiker -- and those eyelets will be great.

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  9. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend. We did too, but this morning turned cloudy and a bit chillier. I guess it is just spring and something we should be used to by now, right? I’m not though. Once it warms up I want it to stay warm! Ha!
    I love the eyelets in the hitchhiker that you and Dee are doing. Is that an adaptation to the pattern that the designer did or are you and Dee coming up with it on your own?
    I feel the same way about color choices. I will make several pairs of socks and have my kids pick which ones they want, and they never choose the color that I think they will choose. And I think I know them pretty well. Hoping you have a nice quiet week at work.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  10. I've been watching it snow outside my window this morning... the only consolation is that it isn't sticking (much)!

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  11. Good! We had a dusting of snow this morning... grrr. But at least there was sun and it all melted (despite the chilly temps and that bitter wind!)

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  12. It did get cold. Brrr.....I'm hoping this late freeze will convince the mosquitoes to stay asleep a while longer. That would be nice.

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  13. It sounds like a wonderful weekend for you all.. well anytime you have family over is a good time. I like the start of the shawl and the sock is nearing the end!! We had a nice warm weekend and it was so nice. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. oooohhhh, your work week sounds lovely! and here's to warmer weather for ALL of us (brrrr....) I think that deep blue is going to be perfect for Mailing ... and I LOVE the eyelets.

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  15. Off to a great start with that hitchhiker. We had a warmish day - great way to start April. And sunshine. Hooray.

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    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

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