Could It Be True…

Autumn is coming, money is being squirreled away and I’m still wanting to go to Hawai’i!๐Ÿคค

Hey y’all! I get a lot of emails from yarn vendors and yarn stores and I’ve noticed a wonderful trend; they’re starting to talk about autumn! Yes, that most wonderful time of year when the leaves start turning and the temperatures begin to drop.

This summer has been a tough one for obvious (pandemic) and not so obvious reasons. My husband and I wanted to cut back on bills because we are trying to save for another Hawai’i trip, so we purchased mobile swamp coolers. It’s been an experiment and a pain in the butt, however, they have paid for themselves. Still don’t know if we’ll make it to the islands, but hey – at least we’re being green! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‡

I want to go back!

As for the heebie-jeebies I talked about in my last post, we’re making a few day trips to scenic places around us. I hope that helps. I know that’s a big change from a road trip, but itโ€™s way more realistic, and again, budget-friendly.

So enough about being broke and mooning over Hawai’i!

Fair Isle sock attempt #341!๐Ÿ˜†

My need to knit and crochet is coming back slowly but surely. I don’t know why it left me; maybe because everything everywhere was upended and now topsy-turvy feels less bizarre? Whatever. I’m glad I’ve picked it up again.

That has lead to some interesting tele-meeting experiments. I head a local yarn group here in Colfax, and we’ve tried several times to meet via Zoom. Those just don’t work. Someone’s reception is always bad, conversation doesn’t flow, and we never get around to knitting or crocheting before the 40 minute time limit is up! So this week I’m trying something different. Tonight at around 6:15 p.m., I have scheduled a meeting at the park. I am going to be bringing a chair and my mask so we should all be able to see each other and talk and not have to worry about reception! Wish us luck.

See you in the funny pages!

COVID-19 and the Heebie-Jeebies

What happens when a middle-aged woman gets antsy.


Hey, everyone! How’s it hangin’? Since the pandemic has kicked in for what would appear to be a long time, I’ve been through a number of phases. After what seems like an eternity, I have finally picked up my socks and finished those and I’ve started on another pair of socks. In that respect I’m slowly returning to a normal state of mind.

Traveling buddies

Other aspects? I’ve got major wanderlust. So much so that I may be doing a road trip with my dogs. I don’t quite know where or when or if I’m going alone or with my husband – I just have the need to go. I understand that I’m probably trying to escape the insanity of what’s happening with the pandemic, and I’m aware that’s a physical impossibility, but it doesn’t stop the want. Call it cabin fever or stir crazy – I call it the heebie-jeebies (heebus-jeebus\ [ย hee-bus-jee-bus ]: n. a malady known to afflict late middle-aged women riding out a pandemic; a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain, etc.; the jitters; the willies (usually preceded byย the)).

So where should I go?

In other news, I am awaiting some very expensive yarn to begin a sweater that may or may not be finished by winter, and my husband and I are trying to squeeze in another trip to – yup, you guessed it – Hawai’i.

World Wide Knit In Public Day: Fail!

What happens when I die-hard yarner doesn’t participate in World Wide Knit in Public Day?

I had every intention of knitting in public on June 8, 2019, even if it was just in the damned park by myself. I didn’t realize until it was too ate that I had scheduled the Colfax Stitch ‘n Bitch for a roadtrip to Truckee on that exact day. When I did find out what I’d done, I put public knitting on the itinerary.

That didn’t pan out; however, I did my part for the yarn industry by purchasing my first organic linen yarn and pattern by Quince & Company. The shop? Atelier in Truckee, California, a great place with art supplies and books in the front and yarn in the back.

All in all, I don’t feel too bad for not knitting publicly. I do it twice a week at the local Starbucks so I feel like I do my yarnly duty all the time. Besides, this was fun also. We’re now trying to figure out another venue for our next road trip, perhaps next month?

What did you do for World Wide Knit in Public Day?