Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Finally an updated picture

I know I've mentioned our new pup. He is now about 5 months old. Growing like a weed. He is a really nice addition to the family. Still not sure what he is mixed with. I do know he is some type of terrior/mix. if anyone has any hunches.. please let me know!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

ISE5 - Update

I measured my Scarf for the ISE5 and it measures about 40 inches. That is before blocking. I'm not finished knitting it yet, but wondered what would be a good length for a scarf??? "I WONDER"....

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I just noticed that it has been a few days since I posted.... DH told me he took a picture of the pup today. I can't believe Roscoe is almost 5 months old already.. So I'll have a picture of him soon...

Trying to get moving on the ISE5, but have not been knitting, too tired once I get home from work...

OK off to read the Yarharlot's book!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Wasn't sure if I was going to show the scarf for ISE, but here is a peek. I really need to get moving on this!


Here is a photo of the Flowers Jason and Amanda sent me for my Birthday!

Aren't they Beautiful!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

FFB~ Question #4

It's a crisp, cool, sunny Sunday in October - the sky is clear, there's a bit of a breeze, and the leaves have already started to change.
How would you spend your day to best celebrate and enjoy the season? Oh I might be tempted to sit on the back porch with a hot cup of coffee and my knitting and watch for deer in the field behind our home. That would be very relaxing....
Are you at home curled up with tea and a book and a window open to enjoy the breeze? If we had a window seat in our house you just might find me with a good book and a "DELICIOUS" cup of tea. (One of my favorite beverages)
Do you head out on a long drive and hike through the mountains to see the trees? I'm not much for hiking through the mountains, but you just might find me, dh and our dog at the park taking a stroll!
Go find pumpkins and colored corn to decorate? Now this used to be a fun activity when our boys were young. I still love the look of pumpkins and colored corn on the front porches of homes.
Tell us about your special day! This year my sepcial day will be spent at school with the children in our class celebrating Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


My son and his wife surprised me with having flowers delivered to my work (school). I was so surprised! They are really beautiful! They sent them for my birthday which was Saturday!

I'll post a picture soon!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Well DH & I went to Grandrapids this morning for the Apple butter festival. I think last year there were tens of thousands of people in attendance. We definitely wanted to be there before the crowd arrived. So we spent about 3 hours there. It was a beautiful fall day, the fritters were delicious! Dh also had some home made Clam chowder...and of course plenty of Hot Coffee.................

We met a friend there who was a participant of the Historical Encampment.

Bet you'll know who she is ... Owner of Warm and Wild Yarns!

Yep you guessed............It's "NANCY"..............

Some day I hope to own one of these beauties!

There were all kinds of demonstrations....

Can you imagine all the spinning you

could do on this beauty!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Partner received her FFB.

My partner Sarah received her bag on her Birthday! I'm Happy to announce she loves it and is also pleased with the RED and Black yarn I sent her. I don't know if she will use the pattern, but I hope once she gets it knit she will share a photo with me. She an absolute dream to have as a partner...

It looks as though I forgot to take a picture of the finished bag. I'll have to post Sarah's blog address so you can check it out!

This was a FUN swap and I'd do it again in as heart beat!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


How often do you change the purse or bag you're carrying? I usually change my bag on a whim, most of the time it seems as though it as we are getting ready to walk out the back door.

Do you change based on seasons? Outfits? Something else? It could be one of the reasons or all 3.

What's your favorite bag in the world (and it doesn't have to be a knit/felted one!)? I don't have a favorite bag, I love them all!

Friday, October 5, 2007


How much better can your day get when you wake in the early morning and see you have been accepted into RAVELRY,
then you know when you get home from work the first clue of secretofthestole
will be posted...
I think I am in "HOG HEAVEN!"

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


My yarn arrived today for the ISE5. I would post a photo,butI'd be afraid that my partner might see it and figure out it is for her.. I'm about ready to cast on! This pattern looks like it will be a "FUN" knit, so maybe there will be more than one in the works!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Fall Felted BAG Exchange

The colors of fall tend to be oranges, yellows, crimsons, and other 'leafy' colors - what is your favorite "Color of Autumn" and where do you see it?

My favorite is Crimsons, I can find that color in Indian corn, in the leaves on the trees at home and at the park. I also enjoy all of the other colors.. brings a Smile to my face...

Monday, October 1, 2007


Well I've got one foot that is "HAPPY". The fit is awesome... I did realize after knitting the first sock that I was using a size 3 needle instead of a 2. Good thing I realized it as I was thinking about changing needles for the second sock as the circular has a bad join and really tries my patience...