Ten on Tuesday: I Am Edition

Feb 04

This week, Carole invited us to write ten sentences that start with “I am…”

Frost lace

Frost lace

1. I am optimistic.

2. I am reading Nancy Drew The Secret of the Old Clock with a few knitting friends. Teenage girls had sophisticated vocabularies in 1930/59.

3. I am learning to knit Eastern Uncrossed, or as Donna told me it is called in Lithuanian books, Močiutės Mezgimas. I took a class at my LYS on Saturday, and it renewed my interest in knitting. I’d been in a knitting slump.

4. I am knitting Maren for my Olympics project.

5. I am on my third swatch for Maren. I know, stop the press. I knit the first my usual English style, and the next Eastern Uncrossed. Holy gauge difference! The swatch I’m knitting now is looking better since I switched from 7s to 5s.

6. I am excited to watch the Olympics. I prefer the winter games to the summer.

7. I am looking for new winter vegetarian recipes. Please share links!

8. I am eager to start Oskar’s next round of training. We couldn’t take the February intermediate because of scheduling conflicts; March can’t come fast enough!

9. I am ready for spring, although the winter wonderland created by a fresh 3″ of snow is pretty.

10. I am curious. Tell me what you are!

Yesterday Neal sent me a link to this video of Neil Gaiman reading Green Eggs and Ham. Perfect for today’s prompt!


  1. I am so excited about the Olympics too. I am knitting a sweater similar to yours for the Olympics – Hiro. I was worried about swatching because I’m using hand spun but I got it on the first try. I almost feel too confident…

  2. I am also ready for spring! And I am reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. You should read it, too!

  3. Oh, I am SO ready for spring. I wanna ride my bicycle!

  4. I am bursting with creativity! And, I am wishing for Spring for you!

  5. I am not a lover of the Olympics but will watch because my husband is. H

    ave you checked out http://www.nourishingmeals.com/ for some recipes. I think she has some great ones. I’m addicted to a rice/lentil salad that has EVOO and lemon juice….YUM I think that one is in their cookbook.

    I am a knitter
    I am a worrier
    I am quite funny once I get started 🙂

  6. I am glad to be reminded of Nancy Drew! I wanted to be Nancy when I grew up, but that didn’t happen so I may be rereading The Secret of the Old Clock and some others soon. I love your frost lace!

  7. i am very much ready for spring. i had an icy run in the trails on sunday and it doesn’t look like i’ll get back in there any time soon. 🙁

    i posted some vegetarian dinner ideas last week .. http://www.penguingirl.com/2014/01/30/dinner-dilemma/

  8. This is my favorite recipe from the Whole Foods Market cookbook – Sweet Potato Kale Corn Chowder: http://homecooking.about.com/od/soups/r/blss150.htm

    I skip the cashew step and add a can of red kidney beans for protein. It’s warm and sweet and savory and wonderful.

  9. I am thinking it would be fun to read Nancy Drew. Although I was a Bobbsey Twins fan, too. I love Maren. I want to kniot one of her sweaters , and soon. Can’t wait to see yours.

  10. I have gotten terribly behind in my blog-reading! Just wanted to jump in on this older post to tell you . . . I LOVE Nancy Drew! Haven’t read them in years (decade, actually. . .) but I have such fond memories of all the Nancy Drews!

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