Scarf!

I just finished knitting a scarf that will be for someone (not telling who) for Christmas. Here is my finished product:

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I got the pattern off the Lion Brand Yarn website. It is called The Road Scarf. I did not use the yarn suggested because I did not see it at the store I was at, so I used Patons Classic Wool Worsted in the color Navy. I used two 100 g balls of yarn and just barely started a third one.

Here is the pattern:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70023.html?noImages=

It was a really fun project, because I learned four different patterns: basketweave, mesh, sugarcubes, and seed stitch. I did each one for 24 rows with 4 rows of knit in between. It was hard to get bored because each pattern did not take long, then I could move on to the next one. I can’t wait to give it to someone for Christmas, and it is nice to have one present to check off of my list!

Custom Quiche

Custom Quiche

For a quick dinner tonight, I made some quiche. My sister gave me these small baking dishes to use when I mentioned I wanted some. This way, I can make quiche and baked macaroni and other foods so Travis can have something with dairy while I have something non-dairy. For tonight’s quiche, Travis had one with ham and cheese. Mine had less ham, but also had broccoli, cauliflower, and no cheese. I like my veggies. They came out great!

Snow, Sickness, and a Stubborn Pup

Sorry, I have been out of commission lately. I took this week off from work, and I was planning on getting a lot of things done around the house, but instead I got sick. On Tuesday, I started to feel unwell: sore throat, head hurting, fever, and achy body. It seems I have strep throat, and, as of today, I am finely feeling better minus the sore throat. I dug out my watercolor pencils, which I have not used in a long time, and I snuck up to my cat Ares who was napping.

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Just when I finished my picture, I noticed it had started to snow outside. I let Dusty out so he could investigate. We are not sure he has ever seen snow before. When we adopted him in June, all we knew was his name and that he is 10 and a half years old. We do not know where he came from, but, along with Lyme disease, he also had something else that is usually only found in the south (we have taken care of both with medication). The snow has not accumulated, but Dusty was rolling around in the grass and refuses to come inside now. I keep spying on him out the window to make sure he isn’t running away, but he is just laying in the grass with his tennis ball in his mouth. Travis should be home any time now, so when he gets here Dusty will follow him inside. For now, though, he’s not budging even though it is his dinner time.

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