Stopover Progress

stopover progress for carole knits

As I had hoped, last night I joined the sleeves and the body of Stopover. I knit for a while and got almost to the decreases and from there it’s a short trip to the colorwork and then it’s pretty much done.

The goal is to finish by Saturday so that it’s done before our vacation.

I think I can . . . I think I can . . . I think I can . . .

Watercolor Wednesday 

I know that Wednesdays are supposed to be for knitting and I really thought I’d have Stopover progress photos for you today. But I don’t. Now, that’s not to say that I haven’t made progress. I actually have a finished body, a finished sleeve, and a mostly finished sleeve. I’m hoping to get the pieces joined tonight and if that happens you can expect a progress shot tomorrow.

In the meantime, I have a pretty watercolor of some tulips. Trust me when I tell you that’s better than a blob of black knitting.

Ten On Tuesday

This week we are going with a different – and hopefully fun – topic. Here’s the scenario: You’ve been kidnapped. Make a list of 10 TV characters you’d want to help you. Ready?

snowy window for carole knits

  1. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord of Madame Secretary. To negotiate my release.
  2. Dr. Meredith Grey of Grey’s Anatomy. To fix my injuries. Plus, she’s been through a lot of trauma and she’d be helpful.
  3. Attorny Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife. To prosecute my captors.
  4. Marie Barone of Everybody Loves Raymond. To cook and care for me.
  5. Dr. Frasier Crane of Frasier. To take care of my emotional health.
  6. Jack Bauer of 24. To break me out in case the Secretary of State can’t get me released.
  7. Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City. To make the cocktails.
  8. Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation. To work with Jack Bauer and Elizabeth McCord.
  9. Mary Richards of Mary Tyler Moore Show. To tell my story to the people of the world.
  10. Dexter Morgan of Dexter. To exact revenge on my captors.

That was easy and pretty fun, too. I hope you all enjoyed the prompt. Remember, if you wrote a post for today please add your link below. If you’d like to get the weekly Ten On Tuesday email just click here.


I’m going to show you some pictures of my weekend. And you’re going to think, based on those pictures, that all I did all weekend was eat and drink. You wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. But there were other things happening. Things like grocery shopping and getting a hair cut and color. Things like reading on the couch with Dale and knitting on Stopover. (The body is done and I’m on to the sleeves.) Things like watching the birds out the window and listening to music, including lots of Coldplay to get pumped for the Super Bowl half time show. Also things like meditating and journaling, playing Quiddler and Racko, and even shoveling snow.

But you wouldn’t know any of that by just looking at these photos.

friday night cocktails and snacks for carole knits

Friday night. We remain protective of our Friday evenings and keep them set aside as time for just the two of us. Dinner is usually cheese & crackers and some other snacks. The evening is often spent listening to music, playing cards, and dancing. I look forward to this night all week long.

fondue date night for carole knits_01

Saturday night. We had a Fondue Date Night with Jo-Ann and Shawn. I made the fondue with King crab legs and lots of cheese and garlic. We had Manhattans and veggies & dip and lots of laughs. And we played Racko.

egg rolls for carole knits

Sunday night. Super Bowl snacks included egg rolls made by Jo-Ann. They were fantastic. The game itself didn’t excite me too much but I loved that half time show, especially Coldplay. And that message at the end? Believe in Love. Perfect.

What did you do and – even more important – what did you eat and drink – this weekend?

Eye Candy Friday

pink and yellow tulips for carole knits

Guess what was on sale at my grocery store this week? Talk about a breath of spring! I am definitely ready.

We’ve got a mostly unplanned weekend ahead of us and I couldn’t be happier about it. Oh sure, we will watch the Super Bowl, but we’ve got no dog in this fight and that’s just fine with me. I’ll be enjoying the half time show and the commercials!

Have a great weekend!

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