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Friday, January 16, 2015

This n That

Lots of random things going on, some reading, "All the light you cannot see" by Anthony Doerr. It is an excellent book and very well written, I am 3/4 of the way done and can't wait to finish, although then I will be sad it is over!! (if you know what I mean)    I have been knitting a bit, it is perfect weather for knitting because it is so cold!!! Negative degrees most mornings and evenings, and highs of 19 degrees F during the days.
I finally finished a project, a lovely cowl, I will gift at some point. It's my second one in this pattern...I made it longer so it could also be used as a hood.

Take a look
                                                     I added 4 "

                                                     To get the hooded effect

                                           Love this yarn

Next up a lovely starry night picot dot wrap (ravrely pattern)...with hand dyed yarn 98% merino wool and 2% lurex fiber for the sparkle

Here it is so far

Unfortunately you can't see the starry part, hopefully when I am finished I can get a better picture.

I was gifted a beautiful Amaryllis for Christmas and here it is Day 1 of blooming

                                          It's going to be a beauty

Well, I guess that's all my "this n that"   my dear blogging friends, new and old, I cherish you all. Wishing you happy days and peaceful nights. Thank you for visiting and all you lovely comments.


  My 60th,  I have no idea what I'm laughing at, but it was funny.....probably mom being a nerd!!!


  1. That cowl is gorgeous and looks wonderful on you! You're so pretty! I hope you show us the Amaryllis when it's opened up! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Okay are you like my twin or something? I am reading the same book, enjoying it a lot and I am about 1/3 of the way through with it. I just finished using that yarn in my first finished project of the year, I LOVE it. And I think I might have the same amaryllis on my table although mine might be more pink, I am waiting for it to grow. Do you feel like I am stalking you or something? I hit 50 this year and you hit 60!
    Hugs and love the picture of you at your party.

  3. I love the cowls, particularly the longer one that works as a hood, perfect for this time of year and weather. The colour of the yarn for the wrap is beautiful. A delightful picture of your birthday, a wonderful memory to treasure. Happy belated birthday.

  4. What great cowls Robin and they look so snug too. I am so pleased you enjoyed your birthday what a delightful photo of you. Have a lovely weekend, Daisy and co arrive in the next few hours...I can't wait xx

  5. Lovely cowls Robin, the hood looks very cosy!
    What a great birthday photo! :)
    Enjoy your weekend and keep cosy, still snowing here!! :(
    V x

  6. Beautiful Cowls ! Enjoy your days that seem so cold ... !!! Hugs

  7. Gorgeous! Those cowls look very snuggly. Love that happy laughter in your birthday pic!

  8. Your cowls are beautiful and you look wonderful in yours! Happy Birthday for whenever it was! xx

  9. Hello dear Robin,

    LOVE that photo, you look so happy!!! And those knitting of yours are just so beautiful too, here's to a new, creative year to come!

    Many warm wished from snowy Finland!


  10. Absolutely LOVE that photo of you and your birthday cake....you look so HAPPY!!!!
    belated but warmest birthday wishes from over here in Spain.

    keep well

    Amanda xx