Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Knit a Little

I have managed to do a little knitting this past year.  I've knit  a couple of shawls, a couple of vests, at least three baby blankets and a sweater for me.  I'm sure there are other things I've forgotten.  I have a lot of projects that I've started but not finished and have managed to finally complete a few of those as well.  I don't have photos of it all, but will show you a few things.

One of my most recent projects is this shawl.  The pattern was in a recent Vogue Knitting Magazine.  I wanted something neutral that I could just grab to take to the movie or a restaurant for those super air-conditioned buildings.

I also knit this shawl using a pattern and yarn that I picked up in Taos last December.

 This is a pattern that I've knit before from a Vogue Knitting Magazine from a few years ago.  I made a few adjustments to the pattern and like it a little better that the first one.

I'm currently working on a baby blanket for a nephew and a Christmas sweater for Mason.  I'll try to post photos when I'm done.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


I love shoes.  All kinds of shoes - and I have a closet full of them, even after giving away at least half of them when we moved.  I also love sandels and flip flops.  But lately, I have one foot that has been giving me fits.  Painful heel and arch issuses.  As a result, I have found the most comfortable shoes ever.  Oofos.  I love them.  They are not too expensive, are really soft and supportive, are machine washable and come in several colors. I can walk all day without my foot hurting in these.

I just bought a second pair in another color. ;)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Catching Up

So, I haven't posted in quite a while.  I think it's time to do a little catch up.

This past year we decided to sell the house we had lived in for the past 32 years and move to a highrise condo in downtown Fort Worth.  We had been talking about it for a long time and thought if we were ever going to do it, this was the time.  We went through everything in out 3000 sq. foot house and sorted all our things into three catagories.  Stuff to keep, stuff to sell and stuff to donate or give away.  We had a huge moving/estate sale, bought a few new furniture pieces and moved what was left.
Our new place is half the size of our old house - we love it!

We have a terrific view from the 22 floor of out building.
This is a photo of a recent sunset taken from our balcony.

The grandkids (M & M) have been to visit several times.  Mason thinks we live in a castle.  He had a birthday recently and turned 4.  I think this is the first year that he really "got" the birthday thing and he had a great time at his party. 

 Maddie will be 2 in a couple of weeks.  She recently came and spent 5 days with us in her first "all by herself" visit.  We had a great time going to the park,

 riding the train in Trinity Park,

and swimming in the pool here at our building.

We will be traveling to Denver for her birthday in a week or so and then back to Denver again for the arrival of a new "M" baby boy in mid August.

I've done quite a bit of knitting since we moved.  I'll try to do a post on that soon.