Sunday, April 4, 2021



Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it.  Happy Pesach to those of you who celebrate it.  Otherwise, happy Sunday.

This week was pretty quiet for me.  I am no longer playing chauffeur for my BFF.  She is now driving once again.  That meant I got a bit more time to work on my projects this week.  Have a look.

I am just a few rows away from starting the contrasting heel on hubby's sock.  The short color changes on the yarn have made this sock seem to go fast.

I decided to go ahead and start the second sock too.  Once I get to the heel on the first sock, I will put it on hold until the second sock is at that spot too.

I was able to start the second sock because I got these in the mail this week.

Two more row counters.  Aren't they cute?  I could not believe how quickly they came.  I ordered them from South Dakota on Thursday and they arrived in Arizona on Saturday.  USPS really had their act together for this one.

I started another new project too.

A new shawl pattern.  It was specifically written for the Scheepjes Whirl yarn.  I have two skeins of this yarn in my stash.  Each skein is over 1000 yards.  It is 60% cotton & 40% acrylic.  It has a very soft hand and a lovely drape.

Don't ask me how to pronounce the name of the shawl.  I do know it is Finnish for popsicle.  The only reason I decided to start a new shawl is because I am going on a trip in another week and wanted something to take with me other than socks.  (More about the trip later in this post)

The only other project I have worked on is my cross stitch.

This gets my attention in the mornings while I am doing my prayers and meditation.  I do have a question for those of you who cross stitch.  When working on a pattern, do you try and do all one color or do you work in sections?  For small samplers, like this one, I tend to try and work all one color at a time.  For big ones, I find I do sections so as not to move my hoop often.

Now, as for this trip I am taking.......................My daughter in law in Texas, is having surgery on the 12th.  She will have limited mobility for about 4-6 weeks and they have asked me to come and help out around the house for a couple of weeks.  The CDC has said, those who are fully vaccinated are able to travel as long as they continue to wear a mask.  I have no issues with wearing a mask and yes, I am fully vaccinated.  I wish I could stay the entire 4-6 weeks to help them out, but that is just not possible.  After the first couple of weeks, she should be able to know exactly what her limitations are and will be able to work around them.  Driving will be the only thing she will be relying on others to help out with after 2 weeks.  I am excited to be going as I have not seen my Kids or Grandkids in Texas for almost 2 years!  

This past week, hubby played tutor for Josie.  He has helped her with her Math classes for the past several years.

This was Wednesday night while we were waiting for Trivia to get started at our local bar and grill.  They were very intense, but she got her homework completed while we were there.

And, today I leave you with a little chuckle.

Have a great week!

Until Next Time.........................Happy Crafting & Stay Well!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Wow. Love those socks for hubby. Such a fun yarn. That shawl looks terrific. I love your row counters as well. I recall you mentioning there were alternatives to Twice Sheared for these. I adore this style of row counters. Best wishes for your trip. Since you are vaccinated it really shouldn't be much of a risk and it will be wonderful to help out your daughter and her family.

  2. The stripey socks for hubby are lovely. Your trip sounds very exciting and will be a great chance to catch up with the grand children.

  3. I'd say your trip to Texas falls under the category of essential travel. Your help is needed, and you'll get to see your grandchildren as a bonus! I don't think you or they are under any risk.

    I love short colors changes They really do make a project go faster.

  4. I hope your daughter-in-law recovers quickly, and that the times spent with your grandkids memorable!
    I like the shawl! I had started crocheting one for myself, but part of the way through it, my Mom claimed it! Apparently she's worn it a couple times since Christmas- so I'm glad I gave it to her. I recall fondly how nice they yarn was to work with! Is yours white to purple or white to black? Either way, it'll be super nice.

  5. Love those socks! I also like that shawl but it came to me that if they would have substituted the black for green it would look like a watermelon slice! It immediately came to mind when I saw it. It is going to be so pretty! I love pretty much have to like math to get a degree in computer science! LOL! How nice to be able to see your other grandchildren! I am hoping to see mine this fall for Thanksgiving.
    It's so nice that you are able to go and help your DIL. I'm sure she will really appreciate it.
    As for the cross stitch just do what makes sense to you. I do on my Happy pillow it would be way too much to do all of one color and would get boring. It is nice to do some big sections though so when you have little sections near by you have something to weave your floss into on the back.
    The Hobby Lobby poster is so true!!! LOL! Have a great week!

  6. So great you are fully vaccinated and can help your DIL. I love the colourful socks - the short rows make the striping yarn do interesting things. I can't imagine how to pronounce that shawl. My sister lived in Finland for 6 months and we used to have great chuckles on place names with all those consonants and no idea how to pronounce them.

  7. What great bonding time they're having. I hope your DIL's surgery goes smoothly as well as her recovery. I miss knitting a sock.

  8. How lovely to be able to see those grandchildren again after such a long time. I hope your DIL's surgery and recovery go well. I have a similar gradient skein of fine cotton yarn in my stash so I'll be watching with interest your progress and whether it's a pattern you like. The socks look very colourful and happy socks.

  9. I am so happy you get to go see them, I pray your DIL is okay with the surgery. So many blessings in this post!!


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