me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Back UP and Runnin!

We had a big snow here in my MerryLand! It started Saturday afternoon and by Sunday morning, it was a wonderland of 12" or so of very heavy snow -- dragging down the evergreens and a few others -- snow.

We lost at least two big branches from the beautiful American Hollies outside my Palace window -- one from a tree on our property; and one from Jose's.

Cable was out when I got up Sunday morning and didn't come back until this afternoon (Monday), so no internet for me, Mavis. I can stand the dial-up only long enough to see if I have any pressing mail.

Saturday during the day I listened to the news on our TV band radio, and we watched a DVD ("Men of Honor" with Cuba Gooding, Jr.), and then for evening enjoyment, the DH hooked up rabbit-ears. The reception was not bad at all, and really, we often watch standard network stuff anyway.

and yes, I am knitting.... The Olympics started Friday night and I was there for my event! My progress is being added to the Team Cat Bed blog (see the button on the right-hand side) though apparently not soon enough for Coach Knit'Nat ... yep, she dinged me right here on my own home blog!

I chose a very easy pattern for my Olympic event as I know my attention span is limited. Little did I know that it would be a physical contest as well! It seems that the 3-strands on size 10 1/2 needles makes a nice, tight fabric that is stressing the delicate hand muscles of me, Mavis. Sure enough, I woke up several times Friday night with both hands and forearms tingly numb. So, I quickly decided to take a slower pace. Luckily, I never have a problem with starting another project to take off the edge!

So, here it is, the lovely "Becky", knit in a nice, gentle Berroco Touche, 50% Cotton, 50% Rayon:This is the back, at 11" or so toward the completion of 15". Then I can start the lace-pattern fronts!

But back to the Olympics for a minute ... not the Knitting Olympics, the OTHER one ... is anyone else totally diggin' the speed skaters? I find myself swayin' back and forth, right along with them. You gotta love those great big powerful legs.

Tonight: Mike's Heartwarming Vegetarian Chili with Olympics and 24! It doesn't get any better than this!


  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger DesirĂ©e said…

    I'm loving the color for the cat bed. What is it??

  • At 12:51 AM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    Go Mavis! Go Team Cat Bed!

    Or, as Ellie's Grandpa said,

    Rickety rickety shanty town
    Who can pull our panties down?
    N-O. B-O. D-Y.

    Gooooooooooo Team!



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