Dec 3, 2014


Here's the damage so far:
What looks like a big pile 'o yarn is actually a shawl (the white/cream thingie) and a Christmas scarf (the red, green, and white thingie).  

I've been sporting both around the neighborhood, and must say that the folks at the baby blanket yarn company sure know what they're doing....this stuff is s.o.f.t. and very very warm.

Stewey is unimpressed and has vehemently demanded that I return to counted needlework forthwith, but for now I'm satisfied to play with my bargain a little longer.

(The long loom was about ten bucks and the yarn was no more than seven or eight...all thanks to some well-used JoAnn's coo-puns.)

The outside decorations were hung with care, thanks to the help and supervision of Aunt Chrissy and You Know Who, but that might be as far as we get this year.  Would it be so wrong to just stand in the driveway whenever I feel the need to look at twinkle lights?  I keep thinking about how easy it will be to put all of the decorations away if I never get them out in the first place.

So that's the story from Lake Woebespinster.  I hope that your corner of the world is exactly how you want it to be!


  1. Love your new creations! I'll bet they are cozy and warm.... I wonder what's next? TFS Coni. Really pretty. :) Cathryn

  2. The new shawl and scarf looks very warm and cozy.

  3. They are so pretty! And you are right the decorations would be much easier to put away if you don't take them out but that wouldn't be as much fun :)

  4. Warm and cozy is tops! I do confess that after many many years of just cross stitch, I wandered into a yarn store to look at all the pretty colours, oh my. The thing I knew I had signed up for a class, and off I went. I like craft classes because they are a lot of fun with like minded people, and no one takes things too seriously. My cross stitch is languishing at tad, but I figure it will all balance out. As far a Christmas goes, I love Christmas decorating - mainly admiring other folks. Since I am alone, this year I'm going to treat myself to a lovely floral arrangement and call it done. Well, maybe a few candles, but that's enough. I it's always so nice to hear what's happening in you neck of the woods.

  5. I can feel the softness from here in Arizona! You certainly will be nice and warm with them. What, no inside tree??? I get it! You just want to wrap up with the blanket and go out into the cold to see Christmas decorations....

  6. Great looking shawl and scarf you have created with your loom, Coni! You could always buy a small pre-lit tree at the grocery store and call it Christmas.

    Robin in Virginia

  7. I don't think there's anything wrong with not decorating every once in a while, but I am often overruled...

  8. Well if this dratted device gets you to post more I am all for it. Different strokes, etc, etc. just keep on posting, it keeps me sane, and I am the center of the universe doncha ya know..........

  9. Hi Coni--
    Off topic: You bought new glasses/lenses to help with your vision. Did they help? Were they worth the cost?
    Please let me know-- Thanks!

    1. Yes, indeed, I did! I purchased digital high defi progressive lenses (at least I think that's what they were called). I really do love them, but must confess that I probably would have been just as happy with plain old bi-focals because a) my particular prescription isn't that complicated, and b) my lifestyle involves sitting in my Happy Chair and looking up at the TeeVee every now and stair running, gum chewing while walking, whirly twirling, etc.

      Good luck! I'd love to know how you make out!

      Woo Hoo!

  10. Can't argue with cozy this time of year! I love your creations! I bet my daughter would love one of these looms for Christmas! She's been working on the same scarf for nigh on ten years. A loom might be what she needs to finally finish a project!

  11. So has the shawl taken the place of the new blanket? I hunted one down at Walmart and I am in is my cat. She does her best Stewey impression sleeping under it...xo mj