Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY: Duster Refills

I had seen something similiar to this on Pinterest so when I saw an 8 pack of wipes for $1 at the grocery store I knew exactly what I was going to make with it. Reusable Swiffer duster refills that can be washed after every use. I simply stacked 4 wipes, machine stitched three lines down the middle (following the pattern of a real Swiffer dust pad) and clipped fringe along the edges with pinking shears.

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Warm Bum

The heating element went out on my motorcycle seat and we had to send it off to get repaired. Why it took several months can't be explained but I'm happy to finally have it back. This one has a cute, lighted switch. I'm a pretty tough chic, but not when I'm cold so it's good to once again have a functioning seat warmer.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Front Porch Sit'n

For as long as we've owned our house, we've struggled with this area between the front porch and driveway. It gets blazing full sun everyday and is a pain to water things that don't grow. So what's the solution? We hired a friend to dig it out to make an extended patio. Just perfect to do some front porch sit'n and keep an eye on the neighbors. Stay tuned for the progress...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dog Park

I had so much anxiety about throwing my baby into a pen of dogs but I knew it was time for her to learn some animal social skills. Plus I watch Dog Whisperer and had it all figured out. Really, no secret but just to calmly do it. At first she cowered to all the big dogs and then she was off running with the best of them. Happy Dog!
Another great reason to support the Kansas Humane Society.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Some recovery down time has given me the opportunity to knock out some knitting projects this week. I can't believe it took me two days to finish these leg warmers. I tried different sized needles, messed up a couple times following the chart and almost lost all interest but managed to get them done. Who says you can't wear leg warmers with Harley boots?

Also finished some headbands and got them out in the mail.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winter Knits

Winter makes me want to knit, knit and knit some more for things like ice skating and chilly outdoor walks with the dogs. This time some mittens to match the wool headband I made up last week. More to come on the legwarmers now on the needles...

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Leafy II

I really like these headbands. This one from leftover Comfort Chunky.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Leafy Headbands

I've started a tradition knitting for my neighbor for her birthday. This year, I gifted her with a leaf lace patterned headband in chunky Cascade 128 in tweed.

This gray yarn matches a new down coat I got for Christmas so I knitted myself a stockinette version headband over my lunch hour.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Another 100 Miles

Happy New Year! I'm ready to take on another 100 miles in 100 days challenge. It worked for me in the past and I'm giving it another go in 2012. I've been dealing with some knee pain so the miles will consist mostly of eliptical jogging and walking. Just the perfect fitness goal to prepare for wearing a bikini in the Caribbean.