I'm back from the frozen northland, aka Minneapolis. Lots of snow, messy side streets with snow and ice and sand, and COLD! Brrrrr. But I had the right clothing, so I was fine, and now NJ is delightfully warmer.
Sunrise, Sunset in Morristown, NJ: 7:22 and 4:46. Pretty soon we'll start having longer days in the morning and spring will really be on its way. Notice that we are ignoring winter this year.
Flower Fairies Sock Club: I'm closing off registration on Jan. 15 or so. I need enough time to get the dyeing done, and with a very old mother, I never know if I'm going to be in the ER all day with her. So, I need some extra time for emergencies. Not to worry, though. If you want to join and it's Jan. 20, that's OK. I just want the bulk of the members signed up. All the information is here, and you can sign up on Etsy if you wish.
Knitting news: I'm working on a pair of socks for elder DD. This is the New Yorker, who basically wears black, but she found this bright pink yarn in my collection and wanted it. So here is the nameless sock. I am finding all sorts of variations as I'm knitting it.
I started and finished another triangle shawlette while I was away. This one is based on a sock pattern that I made and loved. It's amazing how different the pattern looks when it's knit on much larger needles and severely blocked! Here is Garland:
Yes, I know that the yarn is not to everyone's taste. I wear a lot of browns and such, and it fits in well with those colors. I could do another one, I suppose, but I'd rather knit a new one. These little shawls and scarves are an addiction!
Mommie News: the Mommie and I spent Tuesday in the ER. She took a little fall, basically she slid down onto her behind while getting out of bed and bruised her bottom. The EMTs didn't want to take a chance on her having broken a hip, so off they went to the hospital. She's fine, flirted with all the male personnel, got loved by everyone, and is happily back home. I'm afraid this is going to be on on-going problem. I don't want her to go to a nursing home; she is very happy where she is and doesn't need that kind of care. So everybody pray or keep your fingers crossed or whatever that she will be able to live out her life in her senior residence. She is well-loved there and cared for very well. It's just her falling episodes that are the difficulty. I'm going to see if I can find her a PT service that will come to the home. Maybe they can help her balance or at least exercise her legs. She's very lazy and won't walk, even with the walker. This is the woman who never owned a car and walked everywhere. She says she is old, and doesn't have to do anything she doesn't want to any more. Yep, I know: if you don't use it, you will lose it, and she's losing muscle tone in her legs daily. but go argue with a stubborn 95 year old. Besides, I have never won an argument with her. She told me that the day I win an argument, she will be in her grave. I suspect that she is right.
Scrabblequeen - As if I'm ever going to win an argument with her. My sister and I once had a knock down drag out battle with her about the right way to fold crepes. She still claims she was right.