Saturday, December 12, 2009

Has it really been that long??

Man, once school starts I don't have any time to play on the computer. I would love to be able to at least blog once a week. Maybe that will be my New years resolution!
First up, I am going to read everyones blog on my watch list to see whats been going on. Then I will take pictures of all my progress in the last two months and post them this afternoon.
Since I blogged last, my daughter has enrolled in Culinary Arts. I thought this was the cutest pic of her! Unfortunately I have been the taste tester for all of her pastries. Needless to say, my bottom has also suffered!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Never Forget 9-11

Here is to America

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Friday Fill in:

1. That's a pledge that should always be how is HAS to be.

2. Hey ; I'm over here!

3. The possibilities include: whatever you want as long as you put your all into it.

4. Pork roast is one of my favorite cool day recipes.

5. How will you know when you are ready to take a stand.

6. Lightening and a stormy sky.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my mother in laws birthday, tomorrow my plans include going to my nephews Eagle Scout Ceremony and Sunday, I want to eat roast chicken!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Nothing new....

Haven't posted in a while. It has been a crazy week. I went back to school last Monday (the 31st)and haven't sat down since!!
I am continuing work on my entrelac stole, but haven't progressed very far. By the time I get home I want to take a nap! Can't very well knit when I am napping!
Then I still have housework to do, you know, laundry, dished, dogs, vacuuming, the works.
I want another 24 hours in day for myself!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


I finished cute little hat for my nephews daughter.
I got the pattern off of Ravelry (of course)

Fill in Friday
1. He was a "fat man in a little coat".

2. The color of the leaves is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend is my husband.

4. I hate blogging to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be deceiving.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my daughter-two minutes ago.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to some mindless knittin, tomorrow my plans include going to Bella's 2nd birthday part and Sunday, I want to nap with my DH!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Friday Fill In

1. I remember, I remember, I forgot what to remember.

2. Dear Dan I want you to know I love you more than life.

3. Is that my butt (as I look in the mirror)!!???

4. I'm trying to resist the temptation of eating ice cream.

5. I'm saving a skein of cashmere just for you!

6. If I made a birthday list a skein of Tillie Tomas would definitely be on it!!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing my tea cozy, tomorrow my plans include staying cool by the pool and Sunday, I want to go to Kittery and shop for school!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Just a quick FYI..The new Twist online knit magazine is online! If you have never experienced this website, you need to check it out!

Wow, Whatta Wedding Dress!!

This is the most beautiful gown! It is incredible! Such a wonderful idea for a shepherdess! A great tribute to all who own sheep or spin. Congratulations to the bride!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Its time for the Friday Fill in!!

1. When will all Americans join the FIGHT and join the 912Project??

2. Glen Beck was the last good tv show I watched.

3. Everything has its beauty but the beauty of life is what is most special.

4. Succhotash is what I had for dinner.

5. I'd like your yarn in my stash!

6. Montana is where I want to be right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sitting by the pool, tomorrow my plans include NOT mowing the lawn and Sunday, I want to stay in the AC!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chore Wars

This is a wicked fun website! Just sign up to join me on the quest to KNIT BEFORE CHORES!!!

Join Me!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fill in Friday!

Filling these in are fun! we go!

1. Sitting by the pool is my favorite summertime past time.

2. My favorite John Hughes movies is Ferris Buller's Day Off.

3. Aplaca Yarn is something I love to touch.

4. The full moon makes me want to dance.

5. I am knitting and entrelac stole right now.

6. When daylight fades too early I know that the fall is almost here!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to working on my stole, tomorrow my plans include mowing the lawn and Sunday, I want to take a nap!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Joys of Motherhood.... (NOT)

I got to knit this morning!
From 2 am to 4:30 am. Why so late you ask?
Well, the dd# 2 of course. See, what started out as a good week, turned really bad quick. Did you ever have one of those?
(This is the summary: DD#1 = Dear Daughter first born, DD#2 = Dear Daughter second born,
dd # 1 = dumb dog first bought, dd#2 = second dumb dog bought to keep first one company)

Sunday pm: DD #2 comes home late from her boyfriends, leaves the garage door open,
nightly critter strews the garbage from the cans all over the garage.Monday am = I clean up the garbage all over the garage...
Monday mid-am: AC dies, (87 degrees with 1000% humidity)...
Monday pm: DD#1 forgets to close pantry door where the trash is located and
dd#2 eats everything in it from dinner,
(steak fat, corn cobs, cucumber peels, God only knows what else.)
Tuesday all day: MOM (that's me) scrubs down pantry, kitchen floor, living room carpet,
and other various spots where dd#2 has left trash and "presents" in the heat with no AC.....

Tuesday PM/AM: MOM up from 2 am until now, scrubbing once again, the floors,
with more of the dd#2's #2s! Are you following me? In the heat with no AC.......

SOOOOOOOOO... I really need a drink, but its only 10 of 8 in the morning!!!!!!

I did however get another two sets of my DIC Shrug done!
Do you know what I am doing today? Buying a new AC!!!!

(You thought I was going to sell the dog right!)
No way, as much of a pain in the rear they can be, I love them both to pieces.
As for my DD's... they are renting a carpet cleaner and that's their job today!
Yeah, I love them too!!
Ahhhh me, life just doesn't get any better than this!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I finally finished my Blueberry Boy Bait! It was a simple project, I just have knitting ADD. I have a tendency to start projects all the time, so I usually have 6 or 7 going at a time. (I know, not very smart of me) It does keep me busy!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday FIll In

A view from my deck.

This is a neat way to end the week. I found this on some ones blog, (sorry, I can't remember who's) The link is on the right. we go!

1. It's time for it to stop raining.

2. My deck; it's not a bad place for just "being".

3. I must be getting old, my knees crack every time in bend down!

4. My daughters hugs are the best thing I have ever known.

5. My life is simply awesome, I couldn't ask for anything more. Really great kids and a wonderful husband, health, happiness. I feel like the Brady Bunch!

6. The last time I laughed really loudly was the other night watching "Wild Hogs".

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing my Sherbrooke Cowl, tomorrow my plans include mowing the mile high lawn and Sunday, I want to sit by the pool! This fox decided to graze in our trough. I wish he would just get the millions of chipmunks making a mess of my garden.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ahhh.... Heat!

Well, we were asking for it and we got it. 84% humidity.
This is the only Photo from NH I could find with lightening. It has been so hot and humid with thunderstorms all week.

On a good note though, it is a good time to knit. I have worked hard on my
Dream in Color Shrug. I am about half way through it. Multi-tasking has never been one of my strong points, so I have to knit this one with out any interruptions or distractions.

and I am almost finished my Blueberry Boy Bait.

I only have 4 more inches to knit on this one. It is actually a good pattern to knit while watching TV.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OH SHITaki mushrooms!

I changed my blog template and uploaded a new one and it deleted all my widgets!!! Now I have to start all over!!
Oh well, its not like I have knitting to do!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Rainy Days

The rain is just unreal today. It suits the week though. These last 9 days have been a whirlwind. My DH has been diagnosed with Giardia! He has lost 12 pounds and is so gaunt. But after 5 days of in and out at the hospital and doctors office, they finally diagnosed him. It has been a terrible ordeal for him. The emergency room was the worst. We had to wait for 6 hours before even being seen! He is on the mend as I type this due to great antibiotics!
On the knitting note, I just purchased a great pattern from Wendy. Just scroll down the page to see her "smoke ring". The colors she used in her handspun is what turned me on to this pattern. I am waiting for some yarn to come in to dye it and then begin! I don't think I will make it as big as hers, but more like a cowl. Although, it is beautiful the way it is!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jane of the Jungle... EEEK!

I know this is supposed to be a knitting blog, but I am fascinated by all of the creatures I am seeing in my yard. I haven't really ever liked bugs or creepy things, But the colors are great! I am starting to understand where people who get their ideas for yarn colors come from. I guess I should start looking closer for ideas (but not too close!) This one "flew" my way this morning. It is a Blinded Sphinx moth. Okay, not really blind, I am assuming the "eyes" are supposed to scare you off. Sure scared me when I thought it was a dead flower head!
Now, I noticed the colors on it, and realized I would never have thought to put those together, but they are really pretty. I am going to try to duplicate these in a sock yarn. What do you think? Maybe someone would buy it. Between this one and the milk snake colors from my last post, I should start my own line of colors..... New England vertebrates and invertebrates. Um, okay, maybe not.!! Suggestions anyone??

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ewe...a snake!

I hate snakes. I have always been afraid of them. This one was in my yard last night when I was taking the dogs for a walk. They freaked! Well, so did I.
Its a Milk Snake. I guess they are harmless but will rear its head like a rattler. My DD thought is was "cute". Uggh. >:P
On the other hand, I liked the colors of it and was thinking, hmmmmm........ those colors are beautiful and would make a great skein of yarn! That's me, always thinking! But there is no way in heck I am going to get close enough to investigate the colors personally. Thank goodness for camera's!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blueberry Boy Bait

Wow, this yarn is truly beautiful. We went blueberry picking today and the colors reminded me of the yarn. I am calling my project "Blueberry Boy Bait" after a recipe my sister in law makes every time we go picking. I made it for my DH long ago when we were dating and it worked! We have been married 20 years now and I make it every year. Thanks Cathy!!
This is Dream in Color Derby, and I am making a cowl from it. I am almost finished. 10 inches complete, only 8 to go. Its an easy pattern I found online by LollyKnitting Around. Just scroll down to find her patterns.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dream in Color Shrug

I love this pattern!
I love this yarn!
I can't wait to finish.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Max's Favorite Cowl

(This is really for human wear, but models were hard to find!)

This is an easy pattern:

Classic Elite Yarns Montera
1 Skein (red-orange used
Size 8 US circular needles

Checkerboard Pattern
Rows 1 - 5 *K5,P5* repeat until Marker
Rows 6 - 10 *P5,K5* repeat until Marker
Repeat Rows 1-10, 10 times
CO 90 stitches using the long tail CO
Join to work in-the-round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker to show beginning of each round.

Begin checkerboard pattern
One skein of yarn will complete one full Cowl
(pm) for beg-of-round
Checkerboard Pattern

Bind off loosely!

I didn't block this cowl, the pattern is nicer without!

Happy Knitting!