Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Give-Away Time Again

Come on, admit it.

You hate cold ankles. I have a remedy for that -- cozy anklewarmers. If you choose a dark colored pair, and wear them under the legs of your slacks, no one will know that you are a sissy.

Or, you can go where only the brave dare go. Last winter I had a request for a pair of anklewarmers in the red and gold colors of Pittsburg State University. This college girl wore her ankle warmers on the outside, and everyone knew exactly what her colors were. And you can bet she stood out even more prominently when there was snow on the ground.

If we're at the same Christmas party this year, I'll be there with my "plastic storage-bag", big as a suitcase. No pair of anklewarmers are alike -- all pairs in the same color will be a different size. You could even try them on, if you like.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Knitting in the Dark

Family lore tells of a great ?? grandmother who became blind, but still was able to knit. She did all right until she dropped a stitch, and then someone else had to help her get started again.

Didn't work for me. Tried knitting in the dark the other night, when I was waiting in the car. Wasn't totally in the dark, but neither the street lights, nor the dash light in the car provided enough illumination.

Next day I spent a good half-hour undoing the two rows of knitting I had attempted. Drat!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Knitting Finger


The good news is I have finally conquered my fear of cooking chestnuts. Bought some freshly-harvested chestnuts from Chestnut Charlie, not at the orchard in Lawrence, but at Whole Foods, where he and Deborah were demonstrating chestnut preparation. Came home and tried the boiling method. All cooking methods require the scoring, or cutting of the outside skin with a sharp knife, which will also cut fingers if the knife is not managed properly.

SO, the small cut on my knitting finger has slowed down my knitting, but my consolation are the chestnut nuts which are delicious eaten with chocolate, such as Nutella.