Monday, April 29, 2013

Ok, no pictures today, but there will be.  This is one photo op waiting to happen.  We have the "sweetest person," who is allowing us access to his house "the cabin"  for the next few months.  He has made the transition so easy and has been very generous.
The Fisherman has been frantic, he had this little disaster with his inflatable (think Zodiac) and has been working on it frantically.  There have been so many setbacks and little nudges, that he decided that this is not the time to be taking it to the lake.  Later, we have this really hectic schedule coming up, so I am very happy.
There really is not that much to take up, and it will all fit easily.  My yarn to go, is in a king size super plastic pillow bag and it weighs (a lot).  This is my project for the summer.  "Sweetest person" will find his abode covered in yarn.  But it is really a drop in the bucket.  Someday I may show you my stash, which is slowly migrating to an upstairs bedroom empty dresser.  I swear it grew legs and walked up there all by itself.  This bag may be a revelation for the Fisherman.  It is kind of large.
Well, now that I have everything (that is a joke) ready to go, I should go and pack the necessities, like undies, and clothes and all those things.  Oh yeah, and my computer.
Bye for now, Libation consumed and things need to happen.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Well, this is exhausting.  We are very fortunate, the place we are renting, henceforth known as "the Cabin"  is almost completely furnished.  It has some very nice things that are there, we have a great TV which only will get a few channels, enough to see the news, the weather and a few regular shows. My husband "the Fisherman" will have to DVR hockey games from his computer at home.  There is a DVD player and we can watch movies, it has internet connection, a must for us, workwise and lifewise.  I couldn't do this blog without it.  There are beds, some other general furniture and a dining table.  We have acquired a loveseat from out moving neighbors.  We had 5 old oak chairs, which have to be padded or your fanny goes numb.  We were fortunate in that I did not have to acquire much of kitchen "stuff"  We had previously had a motorhome and of course it had bedding and other things, sitting in boxes in our garage.  But it is the things that make you comfy that I have been gathering.  The challenge is I am frugal(cheap) and only want bargains.  So this is why I am exhausted.
We will be loading our pickup truck Monday and going up on Tuesday.  We will undoubtedly look like travelers from the dust bowl.  I will make sure to take pictures to post.  I will nag at the Fisherman to make sure nothing falls off.  We have all seen furniture lining the freeways and I do not want to be a casualty.
Knitting has been limited to The Grrlfriend Market Bag (yes that is how it is spelled)  which I found through Pinterest and Ravelry.  As soon as I can get the connection to them I will post with the picture of the finished bag.  It is really a very simple pattern, which works fine now as I am very simple minded at this point and it is about all I can accomplish.
I will chat again whenever my brain is working.  I am off now for a "libation."  That will help ease the exhaustion.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This is the view from a half time house.
We are embarking on a project and I decided it was time for me to blog.  I knit, it is what I do as much as I have time for.  I consign some of my things and others are for family, and extended family.  

We had this incredible opportunity this summer to spend half our time with this kind of view and the other half with our normal view.  So we decided to take a chance and plunge in headfirst and see what happens.

I have been knitting since I was taught by my Polish Busha(grandmother).  She spoke broken English and was an incredible knitter and crocheter.  She won awards at County fairs.  She could create like  you cannot imagine.  She came to America and went to work at Hart Shaffner Marx (sp).  She put buttonholes in men's trousers.  She, her sisters, and her cousins were incredible women.

I knit when I was younger growing up in Northern Michigan, then I went off to college and got a degree in Home Economics.  Married and had a baby and made knitted things for him, then along came another baby and I knitted for her.  Didn't have much time for knitting, made a few things.  Eventually one of my daughter's best friends was having a baby so I decided that something hand knit was the best thing.  Then I made boot socks one Christmas for the whole family.  I found out my work project was ending and knitting became my salvation.  I had more fun doing it than I could imagine, even designing some of my own things.

I am going to chronicle how things progress.  I want to chart my growth and see if I can create some of my own patterns.  This will be an ongoing saga of what is happening in this new challenge, to spend half time four and a half hours away half the month.  We shall see how I will do.  I will post as often as I and tell you about my works in process, and the completed projects.  I hope to learn about you, if I have any readers, and about myself.  

I will also be adding other bloggers, a connection to Ravelry and Pinterest.  And anything else that catches my fancy.  There will be challenges and hopefully I will meet them and succeed.