Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything. ~ Floyd Dell

Remember when this used to be a knitting blog? Let’s (briefly) return to those days.

This is the Purple Ass Burr Scarf.

Finished Scarf

Earlier this month I got a burr in my ass about knitting a purple Homespun scarf. I cannot explain it. It’s something I had to do. So I bought the Homespun (my first yarn purchase in nearly two years) and banged out the scarf in a couple of days.

Finished Scarf

It’s exactly what I wanted but I haven’t worn it yet. I can’t explain that, either, but it’s done so I’m happy. Full details are on its Ravelry page.

Over six months ago I dyed this sock blank.

Sock blank

Last night I finally finished the socks.

Finished socks

These socks are fraternal on purpose. I knit each sock from a different end of the sock blank. I didn’t want to lose any of the blank colors and that was the best solution. Full details on the Ravelry page.

Finished socks

I’m in the middle of my annual vacation from work. My workplace shuts down for 10 days at the end of the year. I added some vacation time to that so I’m enjoying 17 days at home. Like last year, I’m realizing just how much Sadie loves the couch.

Sleeping Sadie

Sleeping Sadie

Sleeping Sadie

She has been sharing the couch with Milo.

Milo and Sadie

I love the look on her face in this picture.


Luka has been no slouch in the relaxation department.


It’s a rough vacation around here, but we’re all managing. 🙂


3 responses

  1. My puppy feels the same way, vacations are tiring, but someone has got to do it!

    Love how the socks turned out!

  2. My daughter used to call purple “purplymerply of the meminmerply”. No idea why. Pretty scarf, though.

    I always love to see the knitted up sock blanks. It’s such a great surprise.

    Happy snuggling and enjoy the break!!

  3. Isn’t it funny how much they sleep? Judging by the indentations on the comforter, I think my beasts do a lot of napping at home while I’m away, too. Those green and blue socks are dreamy, although seeing you standing in the snow for the sake of a nice picture makes me shiver.

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