Friday, November 20, 2009

Cozy rainy day

It was cold and drizzly today, and I spent the day snuggled inside, working from home. Charlie napped on a heating pad with Apollo curled up beside him.

Now that the day is done, I'm going to knit and watch DVDs. I've been watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, which I never watched while it was on television. Today on the way to the library to return some Buffy DVDs and check out new ones, I noticed that the license plate of the car in front of me read, "I ♥ Buffy." Isn't that a funny coincidence?

Last night I started listening to the Summer on Blossom Street audio book, the latest Blossom Street book from Debbie Macomber. The series is about a yarn shop and the characters that visit it. If you like knitting and are in the mood for light fiction, you might enjoy the series. This is the first time I've listened on audio rather than reading the book, and it was enjoyable to relax in bed last night, knitting and listening.

I started knitting fingerless gloves in Cash Island yarn from Noro, a blend of wool and cashmere. If everything goes well I'll post the pattern next week.

I'm excited to report that my Mesh Bamboo Scarf knitting pattern was featured on FaveCrafts and TipNut . Both of these websites have lots of free patterns for knit scarves that you can see by clicking on the links, as well as craft tutorials, recipes, and more.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Maiden Jane said...

I read the first two Debbie Macomber books and they were enjoyable. I love listening to books. I am currently reading "Ruth" by Elizabeth Gaskell. I like the fingerless gloves - the yarn is pretty. A good day to be cozy!

Rachel said...

I love rainy days spent at home with the drops pitter-pattering off the roof while I'm all warm and cosy with a cup of tea and a quilt. Lucky you! We haven't had any rain for a long time and will probably get snow before too long. Snowy days spent at home are pretty good too!

I already have my pink bamboo yarn to make the scarf from your beautiful pattern. It might be my next knitting project. It will be for me, since the seed scarf I just finished has been claimed by my daughter (twists and all - she loves it so I gave it up; I'll make another).

Can't wait to see your fingerless mittens (we need fingers here!). Have a lovely, cosy weekend!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a relaxing day and evening. I have never listened to the books on tape but what a great idea to do that while knitting. Multi-tasking:) Have a wonderful weekend!

Thimbleanna said...

See? If you can knit fingerless gloves, you can definitely knit socks! Sounds like you had a wonderful day -- too funny about the Buffy plate!

5orangepotatoes said...

Congrats on the patterns being featured! The fingerless gloves sound so warm, soft and cozy!



Hi Stacy,
What a funny kitty to lay on a heating pad:)
Love the baby sweater you made. It's very beautiful :)
Happy Weekend!
Deb :)

Suz said...

One of life's simple pleasures...a day snug inside with your cat knitting
while outside it's chilly and wet.
good for you.
A heating pad? Hahaha
yours or theirs?

GerryART said...

I've listened to Debbie Macomber books and also read several.
The rain here has stopped for a few days and we all are enjoying the 60 degree temps.

Dogwood said...

Oh, such a sweet cat face. He is so cute. Isn't the rain wonderful. I sure hope we get lots more and real soon!

I should try listening to books on tape or whatever they are on no!. I have a friend who listens to books all the time and loves it.

How is Buffy the Vampire Slayer doing?

Congrats on having you scarf pattern featured on two websites! Wow...I am impressed.

Wishing you a restful evening.

Joshy and belle said...

i quite like listening to audio books as your hands are free then to make things! fliss xx

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Hmmmm. I don't knit but I love audiobooks. I'll have to request a few from the library. I love the colors in your fingerless gloves!

Woollywotnots said...

I love listening to audio books and do this a lot whilst I'm out and about and whilst at home. Blossom Street sounds right up my street. I'm going to see if I can get it.

I've never watched Buffy. Are you enjoying it? It is funny that you saw the license plate. What a coincidence.

Well done on the feature and thanks for the links : )