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Sunday, March 1, 2015


I chose to ignore February and look inward apparently looking back at my posts. The weather was snowy, cold and miserable. Enough said about that.

I've been knitting and spinning and dyeing a bit. A sweater and a lovely lacy vest. The sweater went to Lila who admired it as it was knitted up and I've started one for me in a deep red. The sweater looks really mature on Lila which freaked me out a bit! I suppose it had to happen.

March has me hopeful that the weather will eventually turn. A long look off from that carefully tended fire at Yule. We are getting almost ten hours of light now and have had some lovely if not bitter cold days. Sunshine is soul warming.

March is a month of work meeting and likely six overnights away from home which I generally don't like much. This does mean though some knitting will be done in those lonely hotel rooms and some reading. I'm re- reading the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series (to warm one up during the cold months) and have four more books to go. We've been watching the series "Chuck" through Netflix which has been great fun! No expected baby animals this spring which is a bit more relaxing though also dull. :). Will live vicariously through my friends. I've added to the Doc Marten collection which is taking up a dangerous amount of floor space! :)

Chicken stir fry is on the stove. I spent $7 on a whole Amish chicken that we had baked yesterday. Cooked down the carcass and had 1/2 gallon of stock. A quart went into the freezer and the other quart is the base for a savory potato soup for tomorrows dinner. The left over chicken meat went into the stir fry for tonight....three meals from a $7 chicken! :). Makes me feel quite thrifty.



  1. That is one snazzy sweater! i recently reread the first of the Outlander books. Must pick up the second one soon.

  2. Hi guys-Did the chook arrive feathered and kicking or ready for the pot? we were given a lamb for Xmas which cost $50 NZ to get, processed, packaged, labelled , frozen and delivered. Has been yummy. We scored a few chops from my mate Beaver when we were up north camping recently.
    Have ordered a sidecar rig from a fellow in Pa. Plan on a ride to Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the US in August. see you later.

  3. Love the sweater and we are looking forward to the next season of Doc Martin too.

  4. What a lovely sweater! As is your daughter. They grow up too fast!
    Wish I lived closer so you could coach me on my knitting.