Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday Sky ( on Sunday with Dog )

Took the day off and trained my dog, I love being out in the fields!!
Happy New Year to everyone and be safe.
Promise, promise I will have knitting content next sadly has been on hold for the last few days...

Monday, December 25, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

I have always loved this. Such a great mix of old and new.Thought I'd share.

Knitting update

Not too much knitting haas been done lately. I spent a week at the lake visiting my father so, I have gotten behind on my Holiday preperations.... ( phew...) . But things are getting in order now.
Daughter Amanda came over one day and wrapped all my gifts for me...Thanks Amanda!!

Li's scarf is slowly coming along, I love this pattern!!

Daughter's good friend is having a baby in April so I have begun a blanket for the upcoming baby girl. I am doing it in a simple basket weave pattern in Plymouth's Encore, this is about the only acrylic that I enjoy working with...I'll post more updates on knitting after Christmas!!

"... A few of My Favorite Things..."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My Christmas card to all my cyber-friends!!

For the story about the wreaths please link here. Hope you enjoy it.

A Christmas conversation with my 4 yr. old grandson

" So, Owen, did Mommy take your picture with Santa this year?"
" No, Oma, because he was wearing his know I don't like costumes. I don't like Chucky Cheese or Clowns either. If he wasn't wearing his costume I would have."
" Have you been good this year so Santa will come to your house?"
" I think I've been very good & I think Santa will think I was too."
" I know you have been good, so I think you've got nothing to worry about."
" Oma, I don't think reindeer can fly"
" If they can't fly how do you think they get to all those houses around the world in one night??"
" Sorry, but I think they can't fly"
" Hmmm..."
Long pause....
" I think they run ,Oma"
" Hmmm, I don't know how they can make all those stops from the ground, Owen!"
Another long pause...
" Well. I still think they can't fly and they run..... ( pause ) but I think they run at warp speed . "
" aye.aye Captain Kirk!!!! Love you Owen !!"
Under his breath as he walks away from me... " I sure hope he doesn't wear his costume to my house..."

Sunday, December 03, 2006

This is the newest scarf I am working on. I am thinking that this will be scarf #2 for the Red-Scarf Project --see the side bar for a link to Red Scarf.
I am working with a yarn I got from e-bay last year called 100purewool...seems to be same as Malabrigo. The color is a simple name "Red-Blue". So very soft....
Okay, the pattern is one I found via another knitting blog, it is called Li's Reversible Herringbone Rib Scarf and if you ask her 'pretty please' she will sent you her pattern. You can link it it here. All you knitting bloggers are great, I have gotten so much information and inspiration from you all!!! I add new blogs to my read-list almost everyday.

Wavy !!!!!!

WAVY, she za done !! Many kudos to my model, Lola. ( must you make me pose...I'd better be getting a cookie outa this ).

Wavy ----from
Noro Kureyon # 70--4 skeins
Needle size--7
began--Oct. 29 '06
complete--12. 3 '06
worked on for about 1 hour every other day.

Saturday sky and Sunday sunset...both viewed from my front porch.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

How To Achieve Inner Peace

I am passing this on to all of you because it definitely works, and we all could use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.
Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and never finished."
So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfadel, a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how freaking good I feel!!!
Feel free to pass this on to those whom you think might be in the need for some inner peace.

November 30th

Thinking of you everyday...
Mom ( Evelyn, 11/30/1995 ) and my sister ( Adele, 11/30/1994 ).
I know that you are with us still and I know you are taking good care of your Granddaughter/Great-granddaughter EvelynAdele (3/10/2006) !!!
Love You!!! (((((hugs))))

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Remembering Those who cannot be home for the holidays

I am *stealing* this from my nephew's words are needed, just watch and remember those who will not be able to be with loved ones this holiday season!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cozy and Wavy

Well, I just got done typing a post and Blogger again has eaten it. Bad Blogger!! So, here I go again.

I currently have two projects that I am working on and they are both from The first I began a few weeks ( and posts ) ago, that one is Wavy and I am doing it in Noro Kureyon color #70.
I am liking the way it is turning out and I believe that this one will be for ME.
The second project on the needles is Cozy ( a shawl) also from I have some Schaefer Yarns Marjaana in colorway Indira Gandhi that has been in my stash for at least two years, I adore this yarn ( 50 merino -- 50 tussah silk ) and have been waiting for the *right* pattern for it. Well, Cozy it is!! I have only knitted about 4-6 inches of it, but quickly pinned it out a bit so as you all can see the pattern... I have never worn a shawl before but I believe I will enjoy this one!! The pattern repeat is easy to memorize so it is also enjoyable to work on.

Busy, busy, that is how things have been here lately. Which is why I am tardy on my Saturday Sky!! I have been trying to organize my house which is quite a task!! I think I should have bought stock in Rubbermaid as I have made 7 trips to Wal-Mart buying' umpteem' storage containers..The Big Ones!!!! Next week I am going to attempt the attic...which I have not ventured up into in the last 5 years....I know I have coats that were my Mom's and clothing that I have not seen in at least 10 years, plus Daughter's college notebooks, etc, etc. I think I will be making lots of donations to the Salvation Army or local charities. Can't wait to get it all done. Eldest daughter, Amanda, has been helping me, partially because she feels sorry for me and partially because she needs to go through her things as she is moving right after Christmas. At almost 27 years old she will have her MPA this spring ( only one more course to go ) and she needs to find an internship. She and friend, just completed a month long trip of the USA and they have decided that, of all the places they spent time in, they would like to settle in Bolder, Colorado. Good for them!!! Hey, gives me a good place to vacation :)))

Here are my Saturday Sky photos a little late....

Red Scarf Project

Here are a few better photos of the Red Scarf project that I completed a few weeks ago... for some reason it is very difficult to photograph RED it seems to want to come up as a pink...contrary to what you see, it is a deep red with tweeding. I have 3 skeins of Cascade 220 in a brilliant red that I am going to make a second scarf for this project, still cannot decide on pattern though, at this time I am considering The Besotted Scarf pattern. Who knows, by next week I may change my mind on pattern choice!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Hearth Cooking Class!

While at *the lake* this weekend I took a Hearth Cooking Class ...what fun , there were 7 of us, including our hostess, Sally. The food was wonderful. Ironically, I, -the only vegetarian in the class- was the one who carved most of the turkey.

Saturday Skies !

Just another Saturday Sky from Vermont, again. Pawlett to be exact!
I took a Hearth Cooking class on Saturday, what fun!! We did an entire Thanksgiving dinner completely in the fireplace & Dutch Oven. I will post some of these photos tomorrow along with (yea) some KNITTING content!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A man was walking home alone late one foggy night, when behind him he hears:
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street towards him.
Terrified, the man begins to run towards his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him.
He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushed in, slams and locks the door behind him.
However, the casket crashes through the door, with the lid of the casket clapping.
On his heels, the terrified man runs. Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.
With a loud CRASH the casket breaks the door down! BUMPING and CLAPPING toward him.
The man screams and reachs for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of COUGH syrup!
Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...AND...( hopefully you are ready for this...)

THE COFFIN STOPS!!!!! :)))))

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bad, Bad, Blogger

WEll, last night I sat down at my pc and drafted a long ( for me anyways ) post including photos of my lastest project ( one of many I am sad to report). I go to publish and Bad Blogger is once again it me or does it seem to be down every Sunday evening???? Why can't ya know it is down BEFORE you type out a post????
So anyways, here goes the condensed version:
Since I have fondled and catorigized my Noro I have been itching ( no pun intended ) to knit something with it again. Love the stuff ( as you can see from a previous post ) and once it gets a good soak in Eucalan it softens up nicely...which leads me to my question. I am knitting up Knitty's Wavy and am lovin' it....when I am complete & go to soak in the Eucalan ,will it lose the *puffs* that make it Wavy???? I realize I should not block it but am genuinely concerned...Noro Kureyon really needs to soften and once that quick rinse is done it is, do I soak or not? I am hoping that someone will read this that has made & washed a Wavy Scarf....anyone???

Sunday, October 29, 2006

This week's Saturday Sky is Sunday's sky...sorry way too much rain to photo yesterday . Heavy, heavy winds today, byt since it was blowing in the correct direction it was a good day to finish off the leaves!!

Amanda's Trip

Eldest daughter is taking a month to travel the good ole USA.

Here is a photo she sent me...
Have a great time Amanda!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival!!!

Man, we had a great time . Cannot wait till next year. It was very different than I expected, but I mean that in a good way. DH & I set off on the road Sunday a.m. and arrived around 9:30 . To my pleasure it was not crowded at all and it gave us time to meander around without being pushed thru the booths by the masses. The highlight of my time was the Llamas....we have been discussing getting one llama and a few sheep when we retire to *the Farm* in the next year or so...after meeting the llamas and getting into in-depth conversations with breeders, I think it is a *done-deal*. We picked up loads of good info.
I put new batteries into my camera before we left home and the camera funked out on me half way thru the day ( must have been old batteries :( ) But I did manage to get a few animal photos.
I was very good about holding back on the yarn buying...I did get 3 skeins of handspun Llama from Saratoga Llamas, some to die for soft baby alpaca by Alpaca With a Twist, and 4 skeins of Bluefaced Leicester from Smith Family Farm. It was a great time, I am glad I went and look forward to next year-maybe meeting up with some bloggers there also!
Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Scarves, Saturday Sky, AND Shingles

What a week, I finished a red scarf for the Red Scarf Project, I finished one scarf for the ISE 3 and the second one will be done tonight, ends woven in tomorrow and blocked Monday. The red scarf I did in some (gasp) Red Heart that I had, I went up two needle sizes to soften it up ( it worked )

The Irish Hiking Scarf I have almost finished for my ISE 3 pal is done in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino-VERY SOFT. I was wondering why the h*ll this was taking me so long to knit up, I have made two others and it usually knits up fairly quickly....DUHhhh, last night I realized I was using a 6 instead of an 8....hmmmm, will have to block it well it open it up. The other scarf I made for my ISE 3 pal is some unknown wool blend I had, I used large needles & it knit up quickly, I figured this would make a nice everyday scarf that you don't have to worry about getting a pull or stain on.

My Saturday sky is not very impressive this week the leaves have finished their peak colors and it is very overcast today. But it was still a beautiful fall day.
DH has been complaining all week of nerve pain around his chest, to the point of his shirts or sheets bothering it. I made him get to his Dr. this past week ( you must understand that he is very TYPE A personality and would rather die than leave his job under someone else's control for a day ) Well off he went and she could find nothing and sent him home with some meds for nerve pain and told him to see a nuerologist. Thursday evening he gets home and asks me to check the area as he thinks he has some bumps and the pain was worse....well
he has and ugly are they! Please, DH, call the doctor and tell her you have BUMPS now. To make a long story short he calls, she sees him and tells him, Yeah ya got Shingles...YUk, poor guy!!!