Sunday, July 31, 2011

Profile change

I had to change my profile today from a 40 something girl to a
50 something girl. Yep turned 50 this week. So not much knitting.
I had the week off, and had a wonderful time w/kids, friends and

Ruth has started a new pair of socks and finished up one already.
Yarn is Claudia Hand Painted 100% merino, colorway Zebra, which
knits up very nicely.

I have worked on the panda silk sock, and have another
scarf almost done. One more to go.

Martha has finished up a sweater. She redesigned most of it.
Had trouble sending pictures to us....stay tuned for pictures
next week, along with details....

Monday, July 25, 2011

Picturelicious Post

Hi there, This will be a picturelicious post, with not much knitting content
so feel free to stop looking after the sock pictures....LOL.

I have been working on some socks, made out of Panda Silk.
Size 0 needles. Pattern: Swirls. Same pattern I used on the last socks.

I did try to find a new pattern, truly I did. But this pattern looks so
nice with this yarn....I'm not a dull knitter. I do like adventure
and different things...but this was perfect so why change perfection???

Not much knitting because it has been soooo hot. Trouble sleeping HOT.
I am not complaining. I love summer and everything that comes with it.

Our little Mickey can fall asleep anywhere. (yes he is sleeping, balancing
his paw on the vacuum).

Sitting in the bedroom window w/his head hanging...

and yet another head bobber on the chair....HUH ????

Here he is hanging out on the cool floor:

He is all furrrrr, and only weighs about 8 lbs....
Thanks for indulging my obsession w/my kitty.
He is so fun and so cute....

One day I decided to make peanut butter. Joey will not
eat store bought peanut butter, because of something
he saw on tv. (no gross details here, just imagine).

Well, I decided to make him some. Throw salted peanuts
in food processor, add some honey and a little olive oil and
wallah - peanut butter. Store in fridge. He LOVES it,
(so do I).

One warm (HOT) Saturday night,Joe, Joey and I took the
boat on the canal to Brockport. There is a place to tie up
the boat, and we can hop over the side and have wings
(and beer). YUMMY

Such a beautiful night.....

The ride back was a little more challenging because
of BUGS. They were smacking us in the face....

Joe and I had to block the bugs from the driver....LOL

We made it back safe and sound, and full of good food.

We also celebrated my brother, Joel's bday in my
blogging hiatis. He and Vicky made barbqued chicken
and a few very good cold salads. It was HOT that day
99ish out.

Tiff worked all weekend so had some much needed downtime.

My niece, Destiny, was there. Last time we will see
her till Christmas! She is soooooo fun.

Vicky is trying to keep the candles from blowing out.
No it was not windy, there was not a breath of air,
but the fans were going....LOL

Mom and dad were there and in rare form....

Joel and Vicky's dog Zeus...puppy. They say he is sooo bad
but he was a perfect gentleman when we were there....

Joe and Joey went fishing before they came to the party...
and of course Joey caught another HUGE walleye....

There you have it....the fun reasons why I haven't posted
in a while... Enjoy summer dear blog will be
over soon enough.............

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Summer is a time for reflection for me and my knitting.
Today I was thinking about my stash, which admittedly is very
large. When I buy yarn, it is usually for a specific project in mind,
then when I don't get to that project, the yarn sits there waiting for
me. I need to let go and realize that it's ok to move on and use the
yarn for something else. How do you feel about that?

I was also reflecting on the small shawls that are overtaking
Ravelry. All are lovely. But realistically a lot of them look alike!
I think the fun is in the actually knitting, and in the yarn choice.
What do you think?

I finished up the current socks today and they are lovely, and
thank goodness they are for me!

Swirls Pattern
Yarn by Kangaroo dyer (given to me by Martha at Christmas)

They need to be blocked then put away for cooler weather.

(Also I want - no I NEED - to make note that that is not
hair on my legs - it is freckles! My legs abound with them
this time of year!!!!)

I finished up yet another ruffle scarf.....two more to go before

Ruth is working on some really cool socks that use a
Berocco yarn with bling!

Last week Martha finished up an Ann Hanson shawl:
Les Abeilles pattern with Rozetti Polari yarn

Joe and Joey went fishing at Lake Erie today - two nice

Abbey posed for a picture...she was really hot! But so
patient with me while I focus and get just the right angle.

Mickey spends his time running from window to window
chasing birds.

and watching for Abbey when she is outside.

This is the bathroom window...he jumps up that
high from the floor!

Isn't his tail glorious!

Have a wonderful week dear blog readers....enjoy the
heat....November will be here soon enough!