Saturday, December 20, 2008


It's a good thing he is so DAWG gone cute!
Roscoe loves to get himself into mischief!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I got a call from my son and his wife today. They are expecting a baby boy either late February or early march. They have decided on a name and I am so in love with it.. The little peanuts name is going to be..."Aidan Elijah". DH and I are so very thrilled!

Monday, December 8, 2008


The Holidays are upon us, and it is time to get busy on the Baking! There is lots to be done... I will have to squeeze some baking in at night along with some knitting..

I am trying out a butter cookie recipe tonight that has mint extract in it. I must say they are "VERY" tasty!

More later.................

Sunday, November 30, 2008

How I'm spending the day...

The weekend is about over! So I have been trying to get a pair of Dragon fly socks done. They were started back in June (I think). I have had to frog part of them today, as I totally messed up the heel.. That is life, I guess...LOL..

I've also tried a recipe for sausage balls. I am looking for some interesting foods for the Christmas holiday. I think I need to play with the recipe I tried today, as they seem rather bland to me...

Enjoy your day...

Friday, November 28, 2008


Thanksgiving was a wonderful day!
We got together with family members. Our son and his lovely wife came home. They traveled 3 hours to have dinner with family... There is something so sweet about seeing Jason and Amanda.. They are expecting their first child in early march. So it was so wonderful to see how they have been these past few months..
We actually had dinner at my brothers and boy was there some delicious food there. There was a total of 10 of us... My brother, his wife, there 2 kids and my nieces boyfriend, my dad was there and my dh and I and Jason and Amanda.

Someday I hope to move closer to my son and his family..

I sure do miss those kids!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Already?!

Where did the time go? I can not believe I have not posted in almost a month.. Gee I am getting terrible.. Can't keep up with the important stuff, lol...

I have been busy knitting for a baby charity group, knitting for the baby boy to be! Also have been thinking about knitting something for dh.. Knitting seems to be one thing that keeps me grounded these days..

I have been trying to decide on which quilt to make for baby boy.. He will be here before we know it.. I am going to make him a scotty dog quilt... The hand applique will take the longest, so I had better be thinking about getting started...

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I have been tagged by my friend Nautical Knitter...
Here are 7 random/weird facts about me.. This may be a challenge...

1. I am a bit of a hermit, lol.. I woould rather be home, than out in public!
2. I love animals, all kinds... My dh says we have a bit of a zoo!
3. I love to cook, in a world full of convenience foods...
4. I'm going to be a grandma early next year!
5. I dread the thought of winter and all that white stuff!
6. I wish I had more time to knit, work gets in the way..
7. I am a coffeeholic! Love it all, black, flavored, with cream/sugar.

Now to tag some friends...

Monday, September 29, 2008


Introducing "Oscar" He is the sweetest.. A friend needed to down size, so we were the lucky recipients... he gives kisses, talks, and is great entertainment!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wool Gathering~2008

We went to the wool gathering on saturday, what a great time we had!
My first time attending anything like this and I can hardly wait for next year!
We saw demonstrations, pets, lots and lots of fibers....
I thought I was in Alpaca heaven!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Almost September...

Where oh where has the month of August gone? Schools are back in session, and before we know it... you know what will be here!

We went to the county fair on Friday and I saw some sweet bunnies... Oh do they ever make my heart sing!

Friday, August 22, 2008


This was a very busy week.. We went back to work after 2 weeks off.. This week was filled with several inservices, and preparing the classroom for the return of the students..

Monday was an inservice on Verbal Behavior

Tuesday we worked in the classroom

Wednesday we also worked in the classroom

Thursday was CPR certification and worked in the class

Friday was an inservice on PAARR training and we finished working in the class...

I've also started knitting this for the grandbaby that is due to arrive early March.. I sure hope it is a girl as these are really girlie colors...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to work for me...............

This week was back to the same ole' stuff... "WORK".. Not too bad as it is training week.

Tried up loading pics and blogger is not letting me. HOHUM!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Yesterday I decided to try my hand at some Rhubarb Strawberry Ja. I have a huge patch of rhubarb, and I had just bought some strawberries, so.... I made these 8 pints of jam. I have a friend that lives in ME and she inspired me.... It tastes better than it looks in the jars..

My next adventure will be Apple jelly!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Our teams have been assigned! "YEAH"... Now we have to wait until the fun begins, and see when we receive the package in the mail, and then knit like wild fire and send it off again! This should really be "FUN"!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sweater done..

I've finally finished the sweater for Brynn Elizabeth.

I hope Brynn gets a lot of use out of this..

Monday, August 4, 2008


It is a Hazy day here... We do need the rain, but geez.....I'm on vacation and I wanted to enjoy the outdoors... Temps are suppose to be 90 today w/ possible rain.

I've been knitting on a baby sweater for a x-coworker who just had a baby girl a week ago. The name they chose is Brynn Elizabeth, what a beautiful name!

Also have several pairs of socks on the needles.. One I'm focusing on are the socks for SFS....

Happy Knitting!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Yes we have some very exciting news! Our son and his lovely wife are expecting their first child in March. We are so excited...This will be our first grandchild! Now to find some quick and not too difficult patterns to knit! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me!

Dishrag Tag!

This should be lots of fun! I was reading Dorothy's blog and found out she joined in on the dishrag tag! So I decided to sign up as well...Hurry on over, as there will only be 300 allowed!

LAST DAY! YIPPPPEEEE.....................

My last day of work for 2 glorious weeks! I have plans to garden, paint the livingroom, knit, relax and Knit some more.......................LOL!

I wanted to share some of my beautiful flowers with you! These are my most favorite "Climbing Roses". Our pup "Roscoe" decided he loved to pick them when he observed me weeding around them! Hopefully more to come....................

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Still Here................

I can not believe it has been over a month since I last posted.. Where does the time go????????

I tried posting some pictures here and things were not going my way.. so maybe I can do that later...

off to harvest some more Rhubarb!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Here is my 100% Homemade "Rhubarb Custard Pie". DH was the one to roll out the crusts and I assembled all the rest.. I can't wait to sink my teeth into this pie!


This sure has been a busy weekend... Two (2) parties today, one (1) was a Graduation Party for our neighbor, and the other was a 2nd Birthday party for a dear friends daughter... Tomorrow will also be a busy day as we will be going to my brothers for Father's Day Celebration. First we will watch a Strawberry Festival parade... Always a blast, and then we will be eating some yummy foods... I am in charge of desserts this year, which will consist of Rhubarb Custard Pies, and some yummy Double Chocolate Brownies.. When the pies are done I just might post a picture.. I find not many, cook from scratch these days, and I absolutely love making pie crusts and other foods which bring back fond memories....

On the knitting front, I am ready for the heel flap on my Menehune socks, just waiting for the directions, or shall I say for lesson 2, as this is my first time doing 2 socks on 1 circular...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Magic Loop...

I'm finally learning how to magic loop two ( 2 )socks on one (1) Circular.. I am loving this way of knitting socks.. As you can see I am not too far into the project, but... I feel as though this is going to be so fun!
The sock I'm knitting is Menehune Cobblestones,
I'm doing a Kal with ,For the love of socks, a yahoo group.
I am planning on knitting this again in the Panda yarn, either cotton or wool...
I'll keep you posted...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I know it's been awhile.............

I know it has been awhile since I've posted... Life seems to be getting in the way of the knitting , and blogging.. My modem went out in my computer, so I borrow dh from time to time..

This is our lovely Angora Giant "KIMBA"........ She is a dream...

Happy Knitting to all!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY................

Wishing you all a very happy mothers day.

You may not have children of your own,
but you have nurtured a child or two along the way!

Enjoy the day..............

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Well today we took the kids to play miniature golf and to the driving range.

It is to fulfill our phys ed requirement..

You would be surprised how well some of these children do, who are afflicted with Autism.

It was really a fun morning, even though it was drizzling a bit after we arrived...

More later!

Saturday, May 3, 2008


We went last night to see "OLIVER", it was absolutely awesome...
The performers range from age four to age 20.
A close friend of ours who we've known since she was 5, is the choreographer..
It was Kidz Theater that put on the GREAT performance...

Can't wait for their next production...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Coffe and Yarn swap topic #5

You know with Spring the famous saying goes "April Showers, bring May flowers", please tell us what you like to do when those April Showers are pouring down on you. Do you like to curl up with your knitting, take in a movie or crawl back in bed?

when it is pouring down the rain I like to do several things.. Not all at the same time..
*One thing I love to do is read.. most likely a good mystery.
* Absolutely love to sit in front of the TV and Knit my little heart out..
* You might find me laying in bed watching a good movie..
* Or you could find me in bed with a good book, my knitting, watching a movie and drinking a cup of Java!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Today was the last trip to the farm..
We take our kids from school once a week,
to a therapy farm. There are horses and
therapy dogs and barn cats.

They really enjoy the time there..

Today was a fun field day, we played
soccer with the therapy dogs, and had
a good time wandering out in the open field.

Our next big trip will be golf!

Friday, April 18, 2008

I've been tagged...

I've been tagged by: Dorothy

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules.
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people.
5) Be sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting what you did.

Stuff about me:

1) Prior to working with children with Autism I was a WalMart Associate. I managed 2 departments.

2) Not really sure what I should put here, but........... I love to meet new people..

3) I love to get up early ion the morning.

4)Love to Knit, normally with no one around.

5)Enjoy meeting other knitters and learning from them.

6)I need to have my coffee, you certainly would not want to be around me if I had none, just ask dh! LOL.

7)Like to have all different animals as pets.

I tagged knitme , Cathy, AJ

Sunday, April 13, 2008


It sure feels GOOD to have these socks done!
Now I can get back to focusing on socks for Soldiers..
There are many more projects that need attention,
but I must get this pair of Soldier Socks done! ASAP!
Anyone interested in knitting for soldiers, go to SocksforSoldiers on the yahoo groups.
Happy Knitting Everyone!

Getting There!

I'm feel as though I'm finally coming into the home stretch on dh Thuja socks..

I've finished the foot and will be working on the toe today!

I will finally have another project complete.............

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Since some of us is beginning to see glimpse of Spring, while others are still getting snow have you change what projects are working on? I'm working on several projects, this seems to be the norm for me lately.

Have you put away the hats, scarfs and mittens, and brought out the cute tank top sweater projects and lacy wraps? I've never knit a tank, but sure sounds like an interesting project. I have a couple of lace projects on the needles...

Have you change yarn to something more lighter and cooler, not so heavy and bulky? I have not really changed yarns, I also have some socks on the needles..

I guess I'd better get knitting and get these projects finished...

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Spring has finally arrived!
The sun is shining and the
birds are singing...

It is a Glorious day!

Feels so good to shed the winter coat,
and wear a sweatshirt or light jacket!

Lots of knitting to be done...........

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Well this weeks topic, is to look through the blogs of the swappers and find someone who has something in common with you. I know there are others who have the same taste as I do. But... I chose Tanja as she likes coffee with a RICH BOLD ROAST (Caffeinated), and that is exactly what I prefer.. I also read she collects Fabric!

This is going to be a really fun swap~!

Friday, March 28, 2008


I finally finished this bag. It is for a swap I am participating in. The idea is to stop
using those plastic and paper grocery bags. I already received my bag and have used it several times. These bags are alot sturdier than one would think, and they hold a ton!

Hope my partner likes it!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

TIME FLIES................

Where oh where has my vacation gone??
I have accomplished a lot. I've been decluttering,
gave 8-10 boxes of stuff away, I mean "BIG" boxes..

Knitting away on dh Thuja socks, Finally made it to the Gusset.
I have several other projects on the needles..
I started a lace project, which is fun and it is my reward for
working on the socks!

Weather is sorta spring like, rainy this afternoon...

Time for some fresh coffee!

Back to knitting...

Monday, March 24, 2008


Spring Fling Coffee and Yarn Swap Questionaire

1. What is your preference? Whole beans or ground? i ENJOY BOTH
2. What kind of coffees do you enjoy? A rich, bold roast; a light, fresh one, or something in between? Leaded or non? My favoite is rich, bold roast, but I enjoy them all
3. If you were headed out right now to buy some coffee for the house, what would you be picking up? Some Expresso
4. Do you drink for caffeine, pleasure, or both? Both
5. Do you enjoy flavored coffees? How about add-ins or flavored creamers? I enjoy them all
6. A large, lovely mug or a small, dainty cup? The Bigger the better, lol
7. Describe your perfect cup - not JUST the coffee, but how you'd enjoy it! A cup of java while I knit or read a good mystery
8. You're sitting down to enjoy a nice cup in the local coffee shop, knitting bag in hand, iPod all tuned up - or maybe you're there with a few friends for knit night! What treat do you pick up to enjoy with your coffee? A sweet, rich brownie, or something more healthy? How about a salty treat? What goes best with that great cup and company? Something sweet........
1. Do you knit or crochet? I do both, but lately I enjoy knitting
2. What are your favorite types of yarns to work with? Natural fibers
3. What do you have on the needles (or hook!) right now? socks, scarf, dishcloth
4. What are your favorite colors in yarns? What about those that you'd never find in your stash?I love all colors, really like red, blue, green and purples, but love all colors
5. What sort of needles or hooks do you enjoy using? Any you just detest? It depends on the project
6. Are there any particular notions you absolute do NOT need? Some of us swap a lot - are you sure that you have enough tape measures to last your lifetime? Enough stitch markers to mark every stitch of a 10 foot wide afghan? I'm always misplacing my notions, and I love to have some for every knitting bag..There are times I grab a bag to take and the notions are MIA
7. You walk into the yarn shop and have exactly and only enough money to purchase 2 skeins of yarn in their 2 for 20 special they have going..The choices are a soft, thick cotton/viscose blend in your favorite colors, slightly variegated..a beautiful sock yarn that's just squishy and sproingy in your hands.. a soft, worsted weight wool like malabrigo.. and a lovely bamboo blend with colors to just die for. Which do you walk out the door with? Now that is a tough question, I guess I'd have to eeny meeny miney moe the yarns, lol
1. We're starting sign-ups on the first day of Spring - is it already truly Spring-like where you are? Not really there is still some snow on the ground.........
2. What's your favorite spring flower? Do you have one? Tulips
3. What do you most look forward to about springtime? being able to be outside and enjoy knitting on the back porch
4. They've predicted a gorgeous day tomorrow - Sunny and about 65 with a nice breeze - how do you spend your day? Dooing a little gardening and knitting on the back porch with a cup of Java
5. The day after, it's going to be cooler and pouring down rain - does that impact your mood? How do you spend that day? what helps cheer you up? Doesn't really bother me, I'll just be knitting as long as I don't have to work
Odds n Ends
1. Do you collect anything BESIDES yarn and needles? Crosses and sheep
2. Are you allergic to anything? no
3. Do you have pets? yes, 2 dogs 1 Angora bunny and 4 birds
4. Is this your first swap, or are you an old pro? What are the last 2 swaps you participated in? I've done a Bag swap, and I've been in the ISE5 and currently in the ISE6
5. List 3 of your favorite blogs - craft related or not - and tell us why you love them. I love to read the Yarnharlots blog and my friend Cathy's (Tryintaknit) and Dorothy has a great blog. I love them because they are so interesting..............

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to All!
This was real cute when the bunny opens his jacket he is wearing a cute Easter Egg.. (can't figure out how to get the picture to work???)
May your day be filled with Blessings!

Friday, March 21, 2008

ISE6 (International Scarf Exchange6)

Here is the yarn I'm using for the ISE6 swap.

This is really going to be a neat scarf,

I just may have to knit a few more of these..

I sure hope my partner loves the scarf!

I'll post a picture once the scarf is done,

and my partner has received it!


I absolutely "Love" this yarn,

I made a clutch, that still needs to be felted,

but this yarn was lucious to knit with...

Maybe just maybe I'll get it felted while on spring break..

Then I can post a picture............

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I've recieved my ISE6 partner in my mail box today..

I was a participant in the ISE5 and had a great time..

Started the scarf, and I really think my partner will "Love" it!

Maybe I'll post a picture of the yarn I'm using in a day or so............

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This LYS is so Awesome I could spend days there.
There is this homey atmosphere..
No matter what you have a question about, you
will find it here....

I hope that if you ever make it to Adrian Michigan
That you will stop into Warm and Wild yarns!
You won't be sorry!
More pictures to come.....

Saturday, March 15, 2008

PJ PARTY.................

This is where the PJ Party was held last night...
Boy oh boy did we have a good time!
There were folks from all over who attended..
I'm hoping this will become an annual event!


The party was a BLAST!

I met some of the most wonderful ladies...

They are all so very talented and are more than
happy to share their knowledge....

Pictures to come..

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I knew I wanted to post something, as I am not sure if I'll get a chance to
post in the next couple of days.
So I thought I would introduce you to one of my family members.. I refer
to my pets as my children..
This is our feather baby "Ezekiel" also known as "Zeke".
DH says Zeke would take a finger off if you did not watch him closely!
I know the little stinker can be very territorial where his cage is concerned.
But if he lands on the floor, he will actually step up on your hand, and
behave himself, for a short time, anyway...
I'm sure you know this.. he is a "Quaker"..

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Count Down!

There is not really much new here... Except the count down til the Knitting PJ Party! I'm so excited to see Nancy again and meet some new friends! Oh this is going to be the Best Friday ever...............

More to come later............

Sunday, March 9, 2008


This is my newest project. I have put it down until I can get some explanation for the decreases...

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Aren't these "Cute"!

I also received these Cute earrings from Dorothy, she included them with her PIF.
She said they were made by one of her local artists..
I love them!


OK I must apologize to Dorothy, I thought I had already posted this beautiful clutch that I received from her for PIF (Pay It Forward).
I also received some earrings which I will post a picture of next.

THANKS Dorothy!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


I stole this from GWEN

1. Where is your cell phone?
On the charger

2Your boyfriend/girlfriend?
Better not have one as I'm married

3. Your hair?
Needs Cut & Color

4. Where is your father?
In Ohio

5. Cheesecake?

6. Your favorite thing to do?
Knit, Read and Relax

7.Your dream last night?
Can't remember...

8. Your favorite drink?
Diet Coke

9. Your dream car?
One that is good in the snow!

10. The room you're in?
My Family room

11. George Bush?

12. Your fears?
Getting lost.

13. Nipple rings?
NO Thanks!

14. Who did you hang out with last night?
DH and the Critters..

15. What you're not good at?
Lazy unmotivated people..

16. Your best friends?
Awesome and Talented!

17. One of your wish list items?
A Spinning Wheel!

18. Where did you grow up?

19. The last thing you did?
Ate a Reese's Peanut butter egg

20. What are you wearing?

21. Tattoo on the lower back?

22. Ketchup?

23. Your computer?

24. Your life?
Good and Busy!

25. Your mood?

26. Missing?
My son, who was married last Feb and moved away!

27. What are you thinking about right now?
What tomorrow will bring
28. Your car?

29. Your work?
Rough, but rewarding

30. Your summer?
Busy, and Fun!

31. Your relationship status?

32. Your favorite color(s)?
Purples and Greens, really most are nice

33. Last time you laughed?
Today, when one of the kids in my class was silly!

34. Last time you cried?
This Morning..

35. High school?
many, many moons ago!

36. This quiz?

THIS AND THAT...........

Well a little of this and a little of that happening here..

Yes, I've been knitting,
on several things
I might add...

We've had bad weather,
so I had a snow day yesterday.

Expecting some more snow, some will
get 4-6 inches and others may only get 2 inches..

Back to knitting!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


As you can see... I started another string bag. These are great for shopping. Especially since we do our shopping at Aldi's and you pack your own groceries. The bag holds more than you would think!
I am having visions of all sorts of color combinations. I'm sure I will be knitting a ton of these.............


If you are a TEA drinker, this is one you should try! It is absolutely "Delicious".

Very Scrumptous as a "LATTE". I highly recommend it............

Off for a cup of tea myself...


Looking around, I noticed sign ups for the ISE6 have already

started. They are accepting the first 200 people. I sure hope I

didn't get there too late.. The ISE5 was a great time and I had

told myself I would do it again!

Fingers Crossed!


CLICK, click! how the needles go
Through the busy fingers,
to and fro--
With no bright colors of berlin wool,
Delicate hands today are full:
Only a yarn of deep, dull blue,
Socks for the feet of the brave and true.
Yet click, click, how the needles go,
'Tis a power within that nerves them so.
In the sunny hours of the bright spring day,
And still in the night time far away.
Maiden, mother,
grandame sit Earnest and thoughtful while they knit.
Many the silent prayers they pray,
Many the tear drops brushed away.
While busy on the needles go, Widen and narrow,
heel and toe.
The grandame thinks with a thrill of pride
How her mother knit and spun beside
For that patriot band in olden days
Who died the Stars and Stripes to raise--
Now she in turn knits for the brave
Who'd die that glorious flag to save.
She is glad, she says, ''the boys" have gone,
'Tis just as their grandfathers would have done.
But she heaves a sigh and the tears will start,
For "the boys" were the pride of grandame's heart.
The mother's look is calm and high,
God only hears her soul's deep cry--
In Freedom's name, at Freedom's call,
She gave her sons--in them her all.
The maiden's cheek wears a paler shade.
But the light in her eyes is undismayed.
Faith and hope give strength to her sight,
She sees a red dawn after the night.
Oh, soldiers brave, will it brighten the day,
And shorten the march on the weary way,
To know that at home the loving and true
Are knitting and hoping and praying for your
Soft are the voices when speaking your name,
Proud are their glories when hearing your fame.
And the gladdest hour in their lives will be
When they greet you after the victory.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Finally got sock number one done, and now to cast on it's mate. I could refer to it as it's brother, and if I were knitting these for a girl I could say the sister, lol.
Being a little crazy here, it's been a long day with some cleaning and rearranging furniture, and running errands. Oh and I was so happy to have some knitting time in there too!
So I am a little punchy tonight!
This is a really fun knit!

PIF (Pay It Forward)

You can blame Jean from Central Texas (just kidding Jean, I love these)

The idea of the exchange is I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment on this blog post requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog - this means you must have a blog, sorry blogless readers.

There you go. First? Second? Third?

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Well while I'm waiting for dh to get around to trying on his sock, so I can get it finished and cast on its mate, I started this...................

Stay tuned for future updates!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Charity Knitting

I love to knit for charities...

It does not matter to me,

if I am knitting for babies,

or older kids...

I just love the thought that someone

is going to wear something I have

knit with lots and lots of "LOVE"..


We have been having some snow since late last night...

At midnight we had about 1-2 inches..

This morning when I woke, went to put the dogs out,

and what did I see, 6-8 inches of snow and it is still coming down!

So we do not have school as most, if not all, are closed..Businesses are also

closing..Roads are not in good condition!

Prediction says we could have 10-12 inches before this is over..

LOVE THIS BAG............

I absolutely love this bag! I'm in a group on Ravelry that had this great swap! I certainly would do it again...
I was so anxious to see what I could fit into this bag, that I went into my own pantry...

Saturday, February 23, 2008


I've been Invited to a PAJAMA PARTY!

I'll meet knitters I've talked to and I'll get
to see Nancy's NEW SHOP LOCATION.

This should be Tons of FUN!

Gotta buy some New Jammies and Slippers...

Can't wait!

I'll definitely take my camera and take some pictures of the fun!


Well another new project! This has really become a fun project once I got past the bottom, the directions said to use a 26" circ, but I had a 29" and it was still pretty tight.The pattern can be found on Knitty

I am sure there will be more of these knit in the future..

What is it you ask??????? Time will tell!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


i have been tagged by Cathy
This is a very easy one for those of you I tag.
The Rules
1.Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages.
2.Open the book to page 123 and find the 5th sentence.
3.Post the next 3 sentences.
4.Tag 5 people

Do you know how difficult it was to find a book in my house with only 123 pages... The book I found was;

Living Without Electricity (you may find this interesting, or you may not)

Amman stressed greater simplicity of life and stricter church dicipline than other Mennonites in these regions, and he wished to adopt the Dutch Mennonite practices of feet washing and shunning escommunicated members. Amman's followers became known as Amish.
Following an earlier migration of Mennonites, the Amish sought homes in North America early in the 1700s.

I love to read about the amish, but really wish I had, had a knitting story to share.

I Tagged;

Monday, February 18, 2008

How would you spend a perfect day?

If money were no object, and the day was just perfect - not to hot, not too cold, sun shining,

slight breeze - how would you spend a perfect day out that had been given to you in the middle

of a cold and blustery winter?

I would probably spend the day riding in the car, looking for some yarn shops. I might even take a trip to my friends shop in Michigan, in fact I know I would. Of course I would hope dh had the day off so we could spend it together......Then we would stop and have lunch and after that I would come home, relax and maybe cat nap!

Presidents Day

A day off from work. That is always a GREAT thing!

So..........Some Knitting,Reading and maybe some laundry.

I need to find a list of Maggie Sefton's books as I've read 2 of them and I thoroughly

enjoyed the read.

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


It's been a rainy day here, and the snow is almost all melted away!

Wonder if that means spring is on its way?

Since it is a rainy gloomy day, I've made a pot of Stew and I have been

working on this~

Yep ! It is Dh "Thuja Sock", I think I will make another with solid yarn and see if the
pattern shows a bit better. I still have a long way to go, and I sure hope I

have enough yarn to make its Brother!

Sunday, February 10, 2008





Progress on DH "Thuja Sock"

I started this Thuja Sock on 2-5-08 for my DH. I am not even sure what the yarn is, but it has been very nice to knit with.. I cast on 72 stitches and will make the leg 8", knitting it using the magic loop method, one sock at a time...

Saturday, February 9, 2008


there is so much i need to accomplish!
not nearly enough time in a weekend...
there is knitting to be done,
chores waiting to be done...

which shall i do first? what should the priority be?

i am in one swap,
and have some charity knitting to do,
knitting socks for dh,
there of course is knitting i want to do for me...

need to learn how to prioritize....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


I've just finished knitting the "THUJA SOCKS", all I need to do is kitchener the toe on the second sock. These are for a young man in a Russian Orphanage who will be graduating!

I was wondering as I was casting on another pair of socks (for dh this time), what do most people prefer, Double pointed needles or circulars? I have just learned to knit 1 sock on the magic loop method. Someday soon I hope to learn, or master knitting both socks on 2 circulars..

I would be interested in hearing what everyone prefers when knitting their socks!

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Thuja Socks & more.........

These are the Thuja socks I had promised to post a picture of.. I am working on the foot of the brother sock, so they should be done soon, I hope. I love this pattern, and hope to try them out with some different yarn in the future. I will be sending these socks to "AKKOL", they will take them to Russia to the orphanage for a graduating young man. I will also be knitting a hat and scarf for him.

I am so surprised that today is my dear son and daughter inlaws 1st anniversary. Sure does not seem like we were in Cincinnati one year ago, Celebrating!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Well apparently there will be 6 more weeks of "winter knitting". Should we be happy?? I'd rather knit out on the back porch in the sunlight!

I had no idea there were so many famous Groundhogs out there in the States.

I've been working on my "Thuja Socks", they will be going to a graduate in a Russian orphanage in August. Once I complete them, I need to cast on a hat and scarf for the young man...

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Time Slips by!

I am amazed at how quickly time seems to slip between the cracks!

I have finished and "THUJA Sock" for "AKKOL", I've cast on its mate and it is a really big sock! 12" leg and the foot is just about as long.

I'll post a picture in a day or two, I need to get knitting!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I've been tagged!

so, i have been tagged by Cathy ( the BRAT!!! JUST kidding )for 7 Random Facts Meme
Here are the rules, and they must be posted to your blog.
Link to the person’s blog who tagged you (see above).
List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog and also so they can look at your blog and not tag the same people all over again!

Let the fun begin.the Facts
i like to spend most of my time alone
i love to dig in the dirt
i have WAY TOOOOO Many UFO's - knitting, Quilting etc
My feet are usually cold as are my hands.
I miss my son who was married last February and he moved to Cincinnati
i like to read Mysteries
I love Old Movies and Christian Music and Country, and most any other music
so ... WHO shall i tag - I do not KNOW 7 people to tag .. hhhmmm I'll do what i can...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Been Sick!

Where do I begin?
Been sick since Tuesday,
Worked on Wednesday,
Worked on Thursday and
went to the CPI Class.
Friday had to go into work
So I could get paid for the
Holiday on Monday.
Stayed on Friday for 15 minutes.

Feeling a bit better today,
appetite coming back.
DH is now sick w/ it,
and he stayed home from work!
So you know he is "SICK"

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Where does the time go??????????????

Can't Believe it's been over a week since I've posted!

Well not really anything exciting to post here.. We had a nice weekend with some great sunshine yesterday..

Have not completed anything knitting wise... working on a few things and hope to finish something soon............
Enjoy Knitting the afternoon away.. I will!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

PAY IT FORWARD............

This is based upon the Helen Hunt movie "Pay It Forward"
and here are the details - "Here is how it works! I'll send a
handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog
requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don't know what that gift
will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next
week...LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that's a
promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward
by making the same promise on your blog..."