It has been a quiet morning here, just like I like it. I was blasted with a really horrible headache most of the week so I really just needed to get things done here at home at my own pace. Little Buddy wrote out his Valentine's to his classmates while I did a bunch of not very fun yardwork, mostly getting dead leaves off of the plants in front of my house. It doesn't even look like I did a thing even though two giant trash bags of dead debris are now in my garage. It is beautiful out today, 65 degrees and sunny, don't hate me my friends I know some of you would give anything for a warm day and yard work. But I think a cold day full of snow sounds fun, it forces you to stay in and do things inside all nice and cozy and warm.
Kathy B at Compassionknit has recently talked about donating squares to the Pine Ridge Reservation. That got me thinking. After my parents passed away I was looking through some of their things and found a few boxes of shawls I had made for my Mom that she had never used. I also had some I had made my MIL, so I boxed them up and sent them to Pine Ridge Reservation in hopes they would keep someone warm. So instead of sending squares I went through my shawls and boxed up a whole bunch of them. I won't even miss them and it will give me an excuse to make even more. I also added yarn I am not using, and children's masks. I had a whole box of them I don't need. We can easily get more. If you want to send supplies the address is:
First Families Now
2904 BIA 27
Porcupine, SD 57772-3027
They also need masks, children's' books, craft supplies and baby items. You can find their website here at Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation. There are lots of ways you can donate. Thank you Kathy B for reminding me of this very important place that needs all of our help
Hank and Bear continued with stomach issues all last weekend and into Monday. To give you all a little too much information Bear was not pooping at all and Hank was throwing up and pooping too much. All has been regulated by some miracle and everyone is happy again. They are so serious in front of the camera, they make me laugh. Well not when they aren't pooping or pooping too much!
I started a new project. It is the Greyscale Poncho. I saw it and fell in love. I even ordered the yarn used specifically for it instead of trying to work with what I had. It is not expensive yarn, and I find although I am a yarn snob that sometimes really reliable yarn is the way to go. It is washable and durable and frankly if you create a disaster instead of something wonderful it isn't a big loss. You would think this is a super easy pattern, and it is, yet I have started it over three times because I can't seem to count and increase, and the first time I attempted it I was half way done with the front before I realized my gauge was way too tight.. I am determined to make it work this time.
So now that my chores are done, cleaning up my plants, laundry, a bit of vacuuming and chatting with all of you, I am going to get busy on this poncho. Pretty soon it will be too warm to wear it!
Stay safe my friends.