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I usually frog a project only if there is a truly noticeable mistake, it’s a gift, wrong size, or the pattern just isn’t working for me.  In the case of the Mid-Month Cable Dishcloth, I just don’t care for the pattern.  So it’s going to the frog pond and I’ll save the yarn for another dishcloth later on.

Started on a hat for Jason (son-in-law) last night.  He requested a Dk. gray hat.  The one I’m knitting is Dk. gray but will have a few small black stripes for interest. 

Jessica sent pictures of herself modeling the hat and fingerless mitts I made for her.  Hope she doesn’t mind my posting a pic here.  The hat and mitts look better on her than when I scanned and posted them in November.  She’s demonstrating how the fingerless mitts keep her hands warm but still let her use the camera.

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So far we haven’t gotten any of the predicted snow.  It’s just raining and turning everything to slush.  Tonight when the temperatures drop it will all freeze to a nice solid sheet of ice.  Just happy I don’t need to go anywhere. 
Today is definitely a soup day.  I’m going to make my version of “Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana” – Spicy italian sausage, russet potatoes and cavolo greens in a creamy broth.  Except that I substitute kale for the cavolo greens.  Hot, fresh from the oven bread sounds good, too.  Off to the kitchen I go.

 

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Good News!

The Dr. says I only need supplemental oxygen now when I’m up moving around.  And I get to step down to 10mg of Prednisone in February.  That was really good news.

Did some knitting on the Chain Links Socks last night.  I have almost knit enough of the leg to show off the pattern.  I’ll try and post a pic tomorrow.  I like the yarn combination I’m using for these socks.

Here is a pic to show just how cold it is here.  Yesterday the snow and ice was melting off of the roof and dripping down on to my windspinner, where it refroze within seconds. 

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Now for a little fun.  Here is my peculiar aristocratic title.  What a mouthful!

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Serene Highness Lady Carol the Capricious of Hopton Goosnargh
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

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I left the house at 9:00 to go to the grocery store.  I arrived back at 11:15.  The store is less than 10 minutes away and that’s the only place I went.  I stood in line to check out 3 times longer than it took to gather up what little bit I needed.  The roads are getting slick and the crazy drivers are out in force.  Sleet and freezing rain kept building up on the windshield wipers making them almost useless.  I didn’t even attempt the yarn shop, just came straight home.  So I’ll be home for the duration, that is, until Monday when we have to drive all the way across OKC for my Pulmonologist’s appointment.  The weather man is predicting temperatures in the 20’s for Monday, but hopefully the ice won’t be so bad.

 

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This morning I knit the next 10 rows on the dishcloth KAL.  Still can’t tell what the design is going to be.  I had a friend ask why I was using circular needles to knit the dishcloth.  There are 2 reasons:

  1.  I don’t have straight needles in the right size.
  2. Circular needles are easier on my hands and shoulders.

We still have a lot of snow and ice, but the streets aren’t looking too bad.  Of course, this is just my view from the study window.  I haven’t been outside.

 

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