Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ten on Tuesday . . .

Been quite a blog break here, Chez A.  Sorry.  My desktop computer bit the dust a few weeks ago and I just now got my old laptop set up while I wait for the new computer to arrive.

Lot's to catch you up on, but for now, how about a quick list?

Today' Ten on Tuesday topic is:  10 Things You Did This Weekend

Alrighty then . . .

  1. Finished the Hermione's Everyday Socks (Rav link)
  2. Cast on for some Glorious Cabled Mitts to match those socks (these and the socks are for my sister-in-law).
  3. Swept the deck
  4. Got my hammock cleaned up and set up
  5. Went for a walk with my cousins in Sweet Woods
  6. Fell asleep in the chair for two hours (it was all that fresh air  :-D)
  7. Watched some telly - specifically the last two episodes of Season Five of Call The Midwife.  Argh!!!!  :-(   :-(  I won't spoil it for you in case you haven't seen it yet, but :-(  :-(
  8. Figured out Audible
  9. Had a fantastic lunch with my high school friend, R.
  10. Grilled some chicken that had been frozen in my best marinade.  Yum!

A good list!

Here are the socks (it wouldn't let me post them in the list.

I have to say that Hermione's Everyday Socks is a WONDERFUL pattern for hand painted/variegated yarns.  You often have to go with plain vanilla with these yarns because you lose the stitch definition with a pattern.  But this simple pattern with a couple of offset purl stitches is PERFECT for these types of yarns.  As you can see,  you see the pattern, and you still see the beauty of the yarn.  Win-Win!

And I'll be back soon with, as the late Paul Harvey used to say, The Rest . . . of the Story.   :-)


candy said...

Welcome back! I missed you. Sounds like a great weekend.

Ely said...

Curious about your impressions of Audible. Great service but I found it cost prohibitive when the "pile" of unlistened to books began to well, pile up. Paying the fee, on top of the book cost, was a bit much. Now I just shop from their daily email and keep my eye out for membership deals.

Teresa Burdette said...

I missed you, your blog always cheers me up. I can identify with so many of your subjects!!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to read the rest of the story!

A :-) said...

Candy - thank you!

A :-) said...

Ely - I suspect you may be right. I wanred to "hear" the Outlander books rather than read them again, so I'll go for the first three for three and see how it goes. I rarely drive, so listen mostly on the train. I don't see it being ideal for me over the long haul - as you said, too spendy.

A :-) said...

Teresa - thank you!! I'm really glad you enjoy my blog :-)

A :-) said...

Michelle - and I can hardly wait to write it! Hope to catch some time very soon to do so :-)