Well, no fevers, thankfully. My youngest got sick and now I have something…coldish…stuffy  in my sinuses. I took my allergy meds and have a nice cuppa coffee this morning to battle it. ;-)

Lots of stuff happening on the home front that kept me from blogging last week-I gave notice at my job (been there 8+ years, and with this boss for over 10) so I started getting things caught up/just right so I can train my replacement soon. We also have a big internal audit coming up so there’s a lot to do! I’m leaving for lots of reasons, but the main one is to be home for awhile with my family again.

Regardless, I got some tatting done last week and this weekend! I’m taking a break from the crochet projects (this vest and this vest) and Yei. It’s warm and sunny out and this thread color fits my mood. Spring=tatting for me and I have an obsession with doilies lately.

Amusement Doily in Lizbeth 131 sz 20
Amusement Doily in Lizbeth 131 sz 20

I found this awesome thread this week too! I can’t wait to use it on some massive doily, lol. I need to finish up a very old WIP and then I can dive in to this thread.

Artiste 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton size 10 crochet thread in Pewter, Terra Rosa; and Country Rose. I looove this gothic mix of colors.
Artiste 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton size 10 crochet thread in Pewter, Terra Rosa; and Country Rose. I looove this gothic mix of colors.

I’m thinking of crocheting a big doily because it’s faster than tatting and I found a very cool pattern on pinterest. (More on that as I get to it.)

We have a different kind of March Madness around here-Netflix new releases! We’re into Game of Thrones season 5 on dvd, Daredevil Season 2 on streaming, then House of Cards season 4 and the Madagascar movies with the kids on dvd. We don’t have cable, we use Netflix pretty muchexclusively, not counting PBS on the rabbit ears. Gotta have PBS!

This means lots of yarn time for me, I can get a lot done while there’s a good show on. I’m a little more than halfway done with the Ninja vest and finally changed colors on the hooded vest. I think I’m 1/3 done then, with my yarn math. The project takes 3 skeins worth of yarn, I have used 1 skein. Thus, 1/3 done. Yarn math= truth. Years ago Ben gave me a head lamp for Christmas, not for hiking or camping but because he got tired of me trying to knit in the dark. ;-)

<achoo!> well, off to sit and tat for awhile. I’m hoping for a nice lazy day. Hope you have one too! Go do something you love, and hugh someone you love. Maybe give them a smooch or two.

It’s still Wednesday! I didn’t miss the post!

We went to Angel Fire for a 1.5 days over the weekend with an old friend. I didn’t get a lot of pictures, we mostly sat around, and it was great to slow down for awhile!

I crocheted a lot in the car! It’s nice not to have to drive sometimes.

Another beautiful day in NM!
Another beautiful day in NM!

The mountains were simply gorgeous. I could have stayed there forever. I took these pics on Sunday morning, quite early, somewhere around 5am. My guys and I just happened to all get up then. I’m secretly glad I did.

It snowed the night before!
Still chugging along. About halfway through this colorway.
Still chugging along. About halfway through this colorway. I hope it fits…
I'm reading Crimson Shore by Preston & Child. Good stuff!
I’m reading Crimson Shore by Preston & Child. Good stuff!

I got a few minutes tonight to stitch on the Yei, too. Pretty chuffed at how fast this one is going, even with everything else going on. :)


But as these things go, now that I have time to sit and stitch, I’m running out of juice. A few more minutes stitching, then off to bed, where I’ll read until I fall asleep. I hope I don’t bonk myself in the face with the book…again…


My youngest got pretty sick over the weekend, hence the late post. Inevitably, I’m sick today. It’s not so bad, but since my job involves mucho driving, I called in. That’s rare.

Anyway, little guy is doing much better and I’m camped out in his room with him. We have snacks! Bananas and banana bread. Yum.

I finished my Soft Mitts last week. I’ll post those on Finished Friday.

Today we’re taking it easy and I’m crocheting a swatch. Easy. Keeps my hands doing something.

Size G/4mm Knit Pick hook, Circulo Yarns-Anne
Size G/4mm Knit Pick hook, Circulo Yarns-Anne

This is for Rio Sleeveless Hoodie. I don’t know if I’ll make it anytime soon but the swatch is fun. I love the pattern and I keep hoping to find the right yarn for it.

Achoos! Snifflesnork. Have a good Monday!

P.S. I’ve been mostly working on some more fingerless mitts but the pattern isn’t published yet. I’m really pleased with them and the pattern is super clever! Once I get the designer’s permission I can’t wait to share it.

Here’s the view from my favorite coffee shop:


And a cute WIP pic:


It snowed a lot the next week, more than usual by far, keep in mind we usually get a dusting, then it melts.




I’m not complaining, nor comparing,  the snow amounts. NM needs all the moisture it can get and the snow was a lot of fun for everyone. :-)

But now, in Week 12, it is full on spring! The flowering trees are starting to bloom and the weather is top notch. I’m talking 60s and 70s all the way, with chilly mornings. You know, scarf weather! ;-) I started a new one with some pink and black Zauberball that I’ve been thinking about. I bought more patterns from Strickmich; the new one I cast on is Sleeves.

Lemme try and post this and I’ll get another going! More soon! Cross you fingers!

I haven’t been able to load the last three posts…it will freeze halfway and then I lose the content. Gonna use this as a test post, then try and update WordPress on my tablet. Wish me luck!