Monday, November 21, 2016

This and That...and More Cows

Happy evening from the rancho!!

I am having such a good time on my vacation.  I am doing what I want, when I want, for as long as I want. At first I thought I was being selfish, but I am starting to feel rested, so I must be doing the right thing.

On Friday, I had Dad duty, and just puttered around the house, cleaning bathrooms and such.

Not much going on here Saturday.  Just working on projects.  Here is a picture taken Saturday night, waiting for the rain...

Since I took a little nap Saturday (two hours, LOL), I was up until midnight.  BUT, I finished my teal scarf. YAY!  Got it washed and started the blocking process on Sunday.  Of course, due to the humidity, it is still drying.  LOL  The color in the first picture is the true color.  You will notice my blocking pads...those would be children's play mats.  Work just as same as the blocking pads and only half the cost.  LOL

So...that left me with no "hurry up" projects for Sunday.  Crocheted one skein on my blanket and then started a small cross stitch project.  I wasn't really ready to make a commitment on my barn project, so thought this would be a nice break.  It's been so long, I almost forgot how to start!  LOL  I'll post a picture next post.

And, we GOT rain!  Only half an inch, but I can already see another burst of green on the hills.

My son has a dear friend in Iowa that is in need of a knitted scarf.  I told him that I would be happy to work on one.  I'd like to have it done before Christmas, at the latest mid-January.  My son said that black and grey would be perfect.  Odd, I have no black yarn in my stash. Gee, guess I need to go to the yarn shop. LOL

At one of my favorite shops, I found these...a merino black, a grey, and a cream.  Baby Boy said that a ribbed pattern would be best and thinks that the color blocks would be a great idea.  I'm a little excited to get started!

And for the cow lovers in the crowd, I found a couple more cows for the SLO Cow Parade...

Representing the "Coastal Cow"...

This is the "Charity Cow".  It was sponsored by a non-profit organization that works with our county fair.

And last, the "Cow-cu-lations Cow"...

Been working on my kindness goals...definitely smiled at a stranger, gave a compliment to the USPS person for looking for a missing package, threw away someone's trash at the grocery store, and am thankful for the rain.  Not bad...four out of five.  LOL

Wishing each of you an amazing week.  For my US peeps, Happy Thanksgiving!  Be kind to one another.


  1. Congratulations on finishing that teal scarf, it looks really good. And wow, that wool colours for the new scarf will look good together.
    These cows look so funny, an interesting ideas.
    I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving week.

  2. Good morning, Brigitte, and thank you! I love to choose colors...and merino wool is like butter in your hands. I'm going to love this scarf. LOL

  3. Lol love the cows! Downtown Mobile has an oyster walk. There are oyster sculptures randomly placed downtown that you can find. Each one is painted differently.

    Woohoo for your scarf finish. It looks beautiful :)

    Good luck with your other projects!!

    Send some rain our way. Lol

    1. I don't want to sound selfish...but we'll be keeping all the rain we get! LOL I ran into these cows by accident, but I know there are more. I'll need to keep my eyes open.

  4. Seems like you are accomplishing a lot in your time away from the work world. Finishes on projects is just the best feeling. Love that merino wool for the next. Interesting blocking pads...I admit to you that I've never blocked anything..I'm so slack. We just had a two day snow storm Angela so plunged into winter just like that.

    1. Good morning, Jocelyn. I don't block everything, this is only the third item. Usually, I don't worry about it, but this felt a little scratchy, so I thought a wash would be a good idea. My fault, it was regular wool, not merino. I'm getting spoiled! LOL

  5. Woo hoo the scarf is done! What a kind person you are making another scarf, now for your son's friend. :D

    1. Good morning, Vickie. I like to keep my hands busy, keeps them out of snacks. LOL

  6. I had no idea the teal scarf was so long!!!
    So happy you got a bit of rain. My son in LA said they got some, too.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs :)

    1. Good morning, Lauren! If it wasn't for the neighbors, I would have been outside doing a happy dance when it started to rain! LOL In my jammies!

      I usually use 600 yds per scarf. I know it's a bit much, but I like to have plenty for wrapping.