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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Remember These?

Good morning,

Do you remember these candies?  Well, they are actually little wax bottles with sugar water inside.

I got a kick out of seeing them at the checkout at Bob Evans. 

;),
Lois




Monday, October 22, 2018

Wait! I have to take a picture!

Good morning,

We went for sushi again this week and when it was served, I said, "Wait! I want to take a picture."  When I grabbed my phone to get that picture, My Honey had beat me to it. 
I got this picture after he got his picture.

Four of us shared this plate to sushi this week.  It was Catherine, Bill, My Honey, and me.

Yum!

:),
Lois

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Couch Buddy

Good morning,

This sweet little darling climbed up on the couch next to me and went to sleep.

Wendy is such a precious pup.

It is good to be home!

Lois



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Two More Projects in the Works - One Knit, One Crochet

Good morning,

About a week ago we sold the two baby girl afghan blankets with matching dolls that we had listed in the shop.  So, I've gotten busy and have started another one.  This yarn is so soft and so pretty.  This one will be available in the shop soon.

At this writing we have a baby boy blanket with toy turtle available in the shop, too. 
I generally have at least one knit and one crochet project going at the same time.  That keeps my hands and fingers from making the same repetitive movements for long periods of time. 

The current knit project shown above is an intarsia Scandinavian knit sweater with different shaping from the last one (images here).  The current sweater will have my usual ribbed bottom, collar, and cuffs as well as the gorgeous contrasting intarsia design at the shoulders.  The color of the body of the sweater is blue steel heather.  In this picture, it looks more gray.  The contrasting design at the shoulders and neckline will be pink and white. 

Currently, the sweater project is my "carry out" project for waiting rooms and car trips.  The baby blanket project is my "at home" project as I wrangle three balls of yarn as I crochet.


The Blue and The Gray Large Lap Blanket I featured the other day in Work in Process is now finished and in the shop and ready to ship

What are you making today?

Lois

Friday, October 19, 2018

Columbus, Ohio, Skyline

Good morning,

I took this image of the Columbus, Ohio, skyline as we passed by on the highway. 

The skyline certainly has changed since I visited this city while my brother was at The Ohio State University back in the late 1950's! 

All the best,
Lois




Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra's Haunted Hall

Good morning,

I took today's images at Cincinnati's Music Hall, in the beautiful foyer.
We were there for the Halloween concert which was outstanding.
Here you can see the second floor balcony and the gorgeous ceiling of Music Hall.

I love this place.  Now that we have retired and are home to attend them, we have season tickets to the Pops once again.

All the best,
Lois

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Current Work in Process

Good morning,

Here's the current work in process.  It's a large lap or wheelchair blanket.  Since visiting my brother in assisted living I have noticed how many people living there are in large size wheelchairs, thus the need for large lap blankets.

This one just happens to be Georgetown University's blue and gray.  It will be in the shop soon!

;),
Lois