I Do Remember Now

Dear Royce:

No need to apologize about not writing. As you know, I sometimes go more than a month without writing. I feel sometimes I have to have a lot to write, but that’s really nonsense, isn’t it? And I understand the doors thing. I usually get ideas while driving or somewhere else. I think, “I want to remember to tell Royce about this,” and the thought is soon gone, like a dream memory.

And I do remember that zip bag. I got it at the TNNA cash-n-carry market in Franklin several years ago. The vendor gets them from a woman who generally makes them from upholstery fabric samples, just like Lisa does. When I saw the sunflower pattern, I thought of you. I’m glad you get so much use from it.

Reese Jo looks SO different than her early puppy pictures. Would you say her coloring is unusual?

It’s so nice you have the early stuff already planted! We have had a few days above freezing, even one or two days into 40s, but it’s been a really cold March so far. It has not been unusual for it to be in single digits, especially overnight, and most days are in the teens and 20s. The wind is always pretty bitter. We have had some miserably cold rain this week when it got above freezing. Despite the temperatures, we have had lots of sun and a good amount of the snow has melted off. Most of the huge snow piles are still pretty sizeable though. More snow is in the forecast for tonight/tomorrow. It would be nice to have some spring-like weather soon.

I finished my Ravellenic sweater, the Aidez. I actually finished it, including blocking, on March 4. I finally took some pictures of it. I love working with the yarn so much, but it is a bit itchy to the skin. Mother would say that the itchiness keeps your blood circulating better and keeps you warmer. πŸ™‚ I would love to make a shawl from this yarn, something really large and great for wrapping up in.

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Currently I’m working on a moebius cowl called Roam. I’m using Knit One Crochet Two Kettle Tweed from the Knaughty Knitter.

Work has been so busy. We’re ramping up on a new project that seems to keep changing. There is so much paperwork (ugh) just getting people ready for this. I’m generally okay with some paperwork, but it’s really getting tiring with all the downloading, printing, signing, scanning, uploading, and emailing here. I’m sure all the people are tired of it to, but they seem to roll with the punches with good grace.

I just got my Nutribullet on Friday. I raced out at lunch to pick it up. I did read through the literature (why can’t there be just one book?) and made a list of things I needed to pick up. I’ve made 3 smoothies so far. I pounded down my kale-strawberry-blueberry-banana-cashew smoothie this morning and wanted another one immediately!




About snowandroyce

Snow and Royce are friends. For a long time, Snow lived in a Southern state quite near Royce. Then Snow moved back home to the Northern land of her birth. They decided to start blogging just to keep in touch because email, Facebook, and other forms of digital communication just aren't quite enough. Royce has a dog named Joe. She likes miniatures, knitting, her grandchildren, vodka, and gadgets in no particular order. Snow likes knitting, miniatures, and would like to be a voracious reader, if only she could stay awake.
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4 Responses to I Do Remember Now

  1. Abby says:

    Your sweater is GORGEOUS!!!

    I love working with the Eco Wool, too, but I still haven’t sewn up my cardigan. I was wondering what it felt like to wear.

    • snowandroyce says:

      Hi, Abby:

      Thank you! I know you love the cables! I would have to say that it’s a bit prickly, even over a shirt. The sweater is close-fitting over the shoulders and sleeves. If I could start over, I would make some major changes to increase the ease by a bunch. I think this wool would be lovely in a shawl though.

  2. Nic says:

    That’s funny. I’ve been looking at juicers and trying to decide what to buy. You’d recommend the Nutribullet? It looks nice and compact at any rate – I have the smallest kitchen in Ireland so this is a consideration πŸ˜‰

    Lovely sweater. Btw, I am working on a couple of shawl designs in different sizes so let me know if you’d consider a test knit and I’ll send details. (No pressure!) They won’t be ready for a few months – I’m aiming for Autumn 2014.

    • snowandroyce says:

      Hi, Nic!

      I do recommend the Nutribullet. I love mine. I’ve used it every single day since I bought it in late March. I have a smoothie for breakfast every morning. I have also used the milling blade to grind flaxseed.

      Thank you for your comments about the sweater. πŸ™‚ Yes, I would love to participate in a test knit for you! Let me know if you still want me and/or Royce. Royce (aka Carole) likes shawls, too. πŸ™‚

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