I was never a wife of Henry VIII

I was never a wife of Henry VIII

But, I do have a Tudora obsession!

A knitting lesson for you all … when you cannot sleep Tudora is the answer!

Insomnia + Elizabethan Brilliance (add in some Aurora 8 Italian Merino from Karabella yarns for good measure) and the outcome will be one that is most pleasing!  I love the color, it is so soft and snugly around my neck, and I am casting on another one tonight.  Sleep will hopefully not be as elusive as it was last night!  I love this – althougth for the next one I am using some Donegal Tweed that I have in my stash. 

It was Knit Nite – stubborn as I am – I brought my wheel.  NaSpiMoMo is half over and I am finding my spinning skills are improving with my daily ritual!  I have almost a full bobbin of some lovely blue/green/purple wool spun up! 

I purchased the button and modeled Tudora for the group and Blogless Sue was less than impressed.  She wanted it to be symmetrical – the asymmetrical beauty of it was lost on her.  She tried all evening to “fix it” and complained about my penchance for lopsidedness.  I shared with her how truly lopsided my life was and that this somehow was the perfect balance for it!  We all laughed and lopsided comments kept the laughter going. 

The laughter was a good fit for my week, a much needed commodity. 

Taking a page from Chris, it is truly a blessing to get together with women during the week.  Their warmth, love, and laughter are a balm for my soul. 

Have a peaceful evening everyone!

It's a doggy world!

It's a doggy world!

Hello Everyone! 

Happy Wednesday to all of you! 

Winter is rolling right along here in West Michigan – and we have some storms looming on our weekend horizon.  This is all wonderful, except after next week I will be traveling in to Grand Rapids every day for school!  So, a bit less of the wintry, white kind of precipation would be awesome – or at least not the icing up the road kind.

And, yes, you read that right!  The State of Michigan has finally pulled it together and I am enrolled in school for my start to my new career!  Shortly, I could be coming to a hospital near you to take care of you!! 

I said to a friend on the phone this morning – I am finally on the path!!! 

So, poor Copper and Penny will no longer have mom home all day (or most of the day) with them. 

Look at those faces (if they did not chew on their ears, they’d be perfect!)…. awww, what do you mean mom – why won’t you stay here with us???

We’ll just have to love each other then….

Have an awesome Wednesday!  Share the love today, gentle readers!

Primarily speaking…

Yes, it is Primary Day here in Michigan.  Our much touted, moved to a new date because we think we are so important primary.

As a result of our moving the primary – we don’t have all the candidates on the ballot. 

There’s some brilliance huh?

I have not had any responses from any of the candidates – so I fear there is not a knitter in the bunch!  Although Hillary did say that she likes to clean out closets and drawers to relax.  Wow, there is some normalcy, huh? 

Hillary – have I got some relaxing time for you – head on over and you can have at it with my closets and drawers!  You will be so relaxed we will need to pour you in your chauffer driven vehicle!

Now really, gentle reader, what on earth should one think about someone who cleans drawers and closets for relaxation???

I think she needs a new hobby!  Or a very good shrink!

The candidates on the “other” slate are do not offer much improvement I fear. 

But, if you are still working on which candidate is “your man or gal” just head over to Michigan Radio’s Select A Candidate link and they have some questions that will help you decide.

Have a good day everyone – I am off to vote!

It's a black and white world…

It's a black and white world…

There is a saying here in Michigan – if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change.

This is what I woke up to this morning. 

Snow falling from the sky and a fresh blanket of whiteness covering everything.

A clean slate for a Monday – that is a nice way to start a week.

Now, if I had to head out today to drive in this stuff I might not be so excited about it.  I talked to a friend and she informed me that the roads are horrible.  All in all a very good day to stay indoors. 

Have a good day everyone!

If you seek a pleasant peninsula…

… you will have to look else where today.

Well, if you like rain, sleet, or snow – you have come to the right place.  We had a bit of all of them today.

It was a lazy Sunday – some knitting, some spinning. 

There was some puppy snuggle time too!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

The great debate…

Hello Everyone! 

I started a “live” knit along this morning.  A LYS in our area is having a “block a month” knit along for the Manos Four Season Afgan.  I joined in the hope that the group motivation will keep me inspired to knit the afgan, which I will have finished in December of this year!  One square a month seems entirely doable to me and not at all a daunting task. 

It was so much fun to see the color selections my fellow knitters selected.

I am doing this with Blogless Mary, Ann, and Ann’s friend Alice. 

And, this morning – the topic came up about knitting styles and speed…

Yes, the great debate.

Continental or English, which is faster.

I came down on the side that neither one is faster than the other – but I believed that The Harlot could beat, hands down, anyone knitting either style.  But, The Harlot aside – I think that all of us – whether we knit continental or english style – knit a relatively the same speed. 

So, I am opening this up for your comments – what do you think.  Is one style of knitting faster than the other?  And, if you think it is – what is your proof for your theory…

I am waiting to hear your thoughts!

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