It sure is easier to get up in the mornings now that the sun is there to greet me at 6am. Even on my day off I love getting up while the rest of the house sleeps on because there is something about the stillness that is soothing to me. I have Misha and Raina to keep me company (my feline sisters) and my “best morning friend”:
My Keurig with a fresh brewed cup of coffee. I know there are so many pros and cons about coffee, but this old woman needs her cup of joe to get started and to keep going. I find that life is too short and evil pleasures come in all different levels. I don’t think coffee drinking is on the top ten evil pleasure list!!!!! If you were here I would offer you a cup! This morning it is Nantucket Blend with cream.
The weather people are saying that the east coast is going to get hammered with lots of rain this weekend and in some of the mountains (Adirondack) it will be snow. This will not be the first time that I have had snow on or around my birthday. All the snow tires have been removed from the vehicles and I personally put the shovels away last night in the 80 temperatures. This type of snow storm will not last. It sure puts a wet blanket on letterboxing (http://pookahclan.blogspot.com/)though.
I started another moebius project – Cat Bordhi’s Red Rose Cat Bed. Many years ago a dear friend gave me all her “left over” Wool of the Andes Lopi bulky. 100 grams of 6 different colors! Now I have stewed and waited patiently for the right thing to do with this 600 grams total of bulky wool and I found it! My darlings, I believe, are going to love it! No matter how I lay out the stripes. And I will be very excited to see how it will felt. It is rather large right now, with a moebuis cast on of 200 stitches. It is maxing my 47 inch cable to its full abilites to function!
Have you seen this neat little trick with the M&M candy containter? I got this hint from the wonderful people on Ravelry. It is really coming in handy during this project because there are so many stitches on the cable that even if I carefully layed it down I believe those silly little stitches will magically work themselves right off my needles! I can say I know that for a fact because it happened yesterday! I don’t know whether my gray/blue darlings (the are Russian Blues) had anything to do with it, but I am no longer taking any chances! I got out my trusty M&M needle holder and use it to keep everyone where they belong! They also protect my needles (I use the harmony wood needles from KnitPicks) and I don’t want anyone with big feet to step on them. I can be lazy at times and get up from my chair and just lay everything down on the floor thinking I will come back, and then saddly – I don’t!
I have a surprise for my next blog entry (hopefully tomorrow) – I ordered and got my Wonder Washer! I have several projects I am going to felt today in this little counter top washer and I certainly will document it with my handy dandy camera and I will let you know how it goes!
Time for the rest of the house to get up and start their day. I spent too much time on this computer placing a KnitPick order and checking Ravelry. I want to clean the house quickly (called a lick and a prayer) and maybe get some knitting in the later morning early afternoon. It should be raining by then……..oh joy! (Actually, we need this rain.)