Pretty lazy Sunday. I slept in late and dragged myself down to Marshfield to visit my mom. My brother, sister in law, and nephew were there too, and I found out they’re expecting another baby, due in June. It’ll be fun to have another baby in the family and to see JJ as a big brother. He showed me how he hockey fights, complete with tossing his gloves off, cracks me up! It was good to spend some time with them, it’s been a while.

Here’s my mom and brother doing some more post-hurricane cleanup.



Busy weekend so far, but managed to squeeze in some knitting and finally finish the Noro socks. They came out great, fit perfectly, and are exact matches (totally unplanned and unexpected). Also got some baking done (lemon berry crumble bars, so good and easy), cleaned the apartment, and got to spend some time tonight with old co-workers from State Street.

Now I need to find something to knit for my mom’s birthday, off to search!

Socks soaking in suds…


I was able to escape work for lunch today and took a little walk. Walking by the Paramount theater always gives me a good chuckle /the creeps. My mom and aunt have a story here from when they were in high school. At least I think it was here, I’ll have to double check, but I’m pretty sure. Im fuzzy on the details of the story, but it involved a leg under their chair (NOT attached to a body), a creepy man, and possibly being followed home. Ah the good old days. It hasn’t really come all that far since!


Back to work today, thankful tomorrow is Friday 😉

Still not feeling 100% and tonight was one of those crowded red line nights. The first Braintree train was too packed to get on and downtown crossing was full of all the wrong kinds of people and so hot, so I hopped on the next Ashmont train. I do this often when I just want to get the hell out of the city. At least then I can switch at JFK which is outdoors, cooler, less smelly, and less crowded.


Today is sick day #2, which I never do. But I hate people that go to work sick, sneezing and coughing and infecting the whole office. I don’t want to be that person. I can do anything from home that I can do in the office, and I can do it in my pj’s.

I managed to finish spinning and plying my first skein of Fantom Farms, almost done with my noro socks, caught up on my interweave knits, and watched lots of Judge Judy 🙂


Home from work sick today, first illness in almost two years. I blame it on the crazy Rhinebeck weekend, it was worth it! Watching a lot of bad tv, drinking green tea, heavily medicating, and getting lots of spinning and knitting done.


Starting to come down with a cold today, left work early and not much energy to do much. My pile of Rhinebeck purchases is the only thing lifting my spirits.

The big ball in the center is a pound of cormo/Romney roving and is super squishtastic! The colored roving surrounding it are all from Fantom Farms, wool/mohair, Romney, and wool/viscose. I’m currently spinning the colors into sport weight 3 ply’s for the yoke of a bohus-esque sweater. I might mix the center ball with some cormo/alpaca for the body. The multicolored batt on the left is falkland wool from Into the Whirled and is soooo nice!