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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Catch up with a couple of months....

 I have not added to my blog in a while, but I have been keeping myself busy.  For a while, it seemed that all I was doing was going to the doctor.  I had hoped that my pre diabetes would not go to type2, but that was not to be for me.  I thought I was doing everything I could with exercise and eating right and my A1C gave a different result.  I am now on Metformin and having to do blood sugar checks.  It will all be okay, I just have to continue to work on my diet and move around as much as I can.
  I have been knitting, crocheting, reading, and everyday chores.  I thought I would take a few minutes to share a few things that have been happening in my life while I was not blogging.
  I have been watching knitting podcast on the internet and have really been enjoying watching the women from here and across the pond and all their beautiful projects.  I saw there was to be a Downton Abbey Mystery KAL--before each week's episode, we were given clues to watch for and then knit the pattern for that clue.  We could also choose beginner or intermediate pattern and that determined what your project would look like.  I bought my yarn and 40" circular needles and decided to do the intermediate pattern and cast on 200 stitches to begin.  Below, I will show you my finished shawl and my husband was kind enough to model it for me.
  I think, by the end of March, you will be able to download the complete pattern from Jimmie Bean Wool.  There were several corrections made to the pattern after it was posted and I am sure all that will be changed in the finished pattern.  I was so glad that I did a practice section of the pattern, with scrap yarn,  between two markers and errors were found and the designer changed them before I started knitting with my bought yarn.


 






   We have had a cold winter and this is a really pretty snow that we had around the middle of February.  This is a scene taken from our front porch.  Now, it is March and the weathermen are predicting more frozen precipitation for us this week.  I am ready for Spring.
   I finished a pair of socks for my husband while watching the live eagle cam that is on a nest in Decorah, Iowa.  The mom now has laid three eggs for this season--next is the hatching which should happen around the first of April.  There is also a live cam on a nest at Jordan Lake here in NC.  That mom has one egg and may have another one by tomorrow, March 3, 2014.
  I knitted our grandson this sweater for Christmas and then decided to knit one for his best friend, Mr. Raccoon.  Since a baby, this stuffed animal is his favorite.  Mr. Raccoon use to have to go every where, but now he has a special place to wait for our grandson to come back home.
   Friends are expecting their second little girl next month and I crocheted a granny square blanket for the baby.  I knitted a rabbit for big sister so she won't feel left out.
  Thanks for spending time with me..hope it won't be such a long time before posting again.
Love,
Marie




4 comments:

  1. wow you've been a busy knitter! love the shawl, it's beautiful and your grand child with a stuffie is adorable :)

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  2. Wow Marie! You have been super busy, it seems! You have a beautiful view from your front porch.

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  3. Hi, there, Marie. I've been missing from the blog world too... just trying to catch up a bit today. I hope you are managing your issues with diabetes well... exercise and diet make a big difference... but sometimes it is still hard. Sending you well wishes... blessings ~ tanna

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  4. Hi Marie! I realize this post I'm commenting on is from March... but I realized I had been so behind in my blog reading and I saw you commented at my blog, so I thought I'd stop over. (Your comments showed up on my blog - I have to approve them first - so they don't show up until I do and often I fall behind in checking.) I love the projects you've done... how special to make a sweater for N and his little friend! :) You are very talented! I was thinking of you the other day when Dinah wore that sweet dress you had gotten for Eloise a couple of summers ago! I'll have to send you a picture! I hope you are managing your sugar ok! Definitely not something I'm sure you want to deal with!

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