Sunday, March 17, 2013

Feeling Better

I have had a rotten cold! The type of cold that you can't swallow without feeling like you are ripping your throat apart. Endless boxes of tissues, headaches and coughing.  Ugg.  The boys have been feeling fine just runny noses so their energy levels have been at max.  So they have been running circles around me all week.  I haven't been able to keep up. But I am finally feeling better!
Yesterday we got snow!  That was a nice excuse to not have to leave the house or do anything productive except knit.
I joined a mystery knit along.  We get one clue on Fridays for 5 weeks.  I finished up clue 1 in one night so now I have to wait until next Friday for the next clue.  You'll have to wait until it is finished for the final reveal, but this is the yarn I am using. I gorgeous hand painted merino / nylon sock yarn and pink alpaca yarn.

I made a Yarnster hat out of Madelintosh Vintage yarn. I love how it turned out and I've been wearing it around the house.  I did get out of the house once this week to go grocery shopping and I got lots of compliments on it! That made me feel like a million bucks even though I was suffering from an awful cold.  I'm hoping Freddy can get some pictures of me wearing it.

I picked up this gorgeous Nuna yarn it is merino/silk/bamboo and oh so soft.  I am knitting a Juneberry Triangle Shawl. I love that it has swiggles in the pattern. How fun is that!

In bird news- my feeders have been full of visitors. I even have some new house guests in my bird houses!  I have had a lone mourning dove hanging out at the feeder everyday. I was excited to see that now there are two.
In computer news- I HAVE A NEW COMPUTER!  Are you jumping up and down in excitement like I am. I also have a whole new desk top. It is huge and wonderful and I have managed to cover it with tons of crap already. Well I like to think I am moving into it.  I am so excited about my new computer system I can't stand it and my monitor is huge and beautiful.  It has taken me quite a bit of time installing my programs and getting it set up just the way I want, but I'm just about moved into it.  Just a few more email setting and printer to install and I'm home free.  Oh I also have to upload some pictures so I can finish sharing our trip to Disney.
We don't have pots of gold, but we do have a bucket of snow today.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Deanna said...

Hip Hip Hooray....a new computer. You must be in heaven. What did you get??

Lori ann said...

oh wow! how exciting, congratulations on your new computer! your knitting is so so pretty andee, you always find the most beautiful yarn and patterns.

i'm so sorry you've been sick, i have the same cold! i got it on the way to NY. feel better soon!
love your dove photo!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful yarns. I like everything you pick :-).

Debbie said...

sounds like a really fun project!!

glad you are feeling better!!