Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Some completed projects and a few days closer....

to retirement. I have a dust mop that uses replaceable cloths. Serendipitously I ran across a crocheted pattern for a washable, reusable, greener cotton cloth and here it is in all its glory.

I also found another interesting dishcloth pattern, harmonic mosaic, to try knitting. It looks harder to knit than it really is. It is also a very peaceful pattern while knitting and to gaze upon later. I hope you agree.

Last, but not least, are our two pets, Zeke (the basset nose) and Zach indulging their curiousity and getting in the way of my picture taking.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thoughts of retirement (and crafts)

I've been to see the New York State Retirement advisor and am planning to be retired on 4/30/11. My last day of work will be April Fool's Day!!! As of today I have 38 days left to work as I've piled up so much vacation time over the years.

So, I'm blogging about up and coming retirement and what I'll be doing. Here's a sample: crocheted Sylvan Star cloths. They were made in response to the K/Cal project for January. (K=Knit and C=Crochet, al=along.) I'm looking forward to completing many unfinished projects and taking on some new ones and I'll let you know how it goes.