Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day to Itsy Bitsy, shown here with her brand new daughter!
On the knitting front, sock #2 of the pair shown yesterday is nearly to the heel flap and will probably be finished either this evening or tomorrow morning
After a dreary morning and rainy noontime, we now are being treated to bright, warm sunshine!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dreary Rainy Day!
Rather uninspiring out today, so watched a few movies on DVD ["Up Periscope" and "Operation Pacific], puttered around the house a bit, and just finished a double batch of fudge--to which I added a liberal dose of shredded coconut.
of course, to keep my hands busy while watching the movies, I worked on a pair of socks

Friday, May 12, 2017

after a long hiatus, hard to decide what to catch up with first.  lots and lots of precious new baby bovines, lots of knitting completed-mainly baby blankets for gifts, socks, always lots and lots of socks, and gingham potholders from my favorite pattern [from Frugalhaus] for my best friend from high school [yes, even  56 yrs  after we graduated, we're still buddies.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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I just love how these seamless raglan pullovers by Mary Thomas knit up!  I love seamless knitting anyhow, and these are, well, as nearly "mindless knitting" as plain socks!  This yarn just came yesterday afternoon, and already the yoke is half done! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

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am now on round 44 of the Hemlock Ring..guess I've completed the inner, doily-like part and after a few k rounds, will be ready for the "feather and fan" part.
whoops...peer pressure I guess but I set David's sock aside last evening and cast on a Hemlock Ring throw.  For the past 5 or 6 years, I'd been looking for a knit version of the popular crochet pattern commonly referred to as round ripple.  Friends kept telling me to check out the Hemlock Ring  but something,that vague something hard to define, kept telling me it was not quite what I sought, so I had not begun one..til yesterday..I'm now on round 35 and wishing I'd begun one sooner!  pic. later today.

Yesterday was a good day to knit something new, as the guys went out to put some hay through the baler and I had the house to myself with no distractins other than Fred asking for attention.

I've more bananas begging to be made into banana cake, so I suppose another of those is in the cards for today, although I need more cocoa if it's to have chocolate frosting..and to me, banana cake needs chocolate!

Our peas are up and growing, our potatoes are doing splendidly [and no potato bugs visible thus far!!!hurray!  Beans looking nice too..  I think this may well be the best garden in years! The sweet potato plants do have a few leaves that are curling, tho, and that concerns me a bit..oh, yummy Shepherds' pie made of sausage and sweet potatoes..oh, boy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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socks ready to send to Ashley and Elizabeth!  got a pr. already cast on for David..knitting socks is such a good way to retain sanity, lol.