Friday, May 1, 2009

SPRING, ah.................will it ever get here? I just want to camp, kayak, garden, suntan, swim,hang out at the beach, walk Max, and on and on! Oh, and sit and knit outside on the deck! Will it ever happen this year? I long to see the sunshine, and feel the warmth on my skin, and not shiver in the morning when I get up. Ah.....................................


Tuesday, January 13, 2009


A day off! That is what I had today after working the last 4 Tuesdays! It was wonderful. Knitted alittle, cleaned alittle, did alittle laundry. Nothing special, but great to have some down time! I took down the last Christmas tree, kind of sad. They put such a smile on my face, that I left it up awhile. We had taken down our outdoor lights earlier when the snow had let up. We did not get them off the Christmas tree outside, but we pulled the plug. We ran into our neighbor lady the other night, and she said she missed seeing them each evening, so, we plugged them back in! Puts a smile on my face too!
What a COLD week. I really do not like even going outside at all. Getting really anxious to head south for a couple of days. That is still 2 months away though!
Getting alot more knitting done when it is so cold and dark. I have made 4 baby hats as gifts, working on the 5th. Knitted my grandson some socks. And still working on my sweater.
Stay warm and knit on!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Sunshine! What a rare treat this time of the year! Gotta love it! I was lazy yesterday afternoon. Watched Dan in real life, and knitted a pinwheel washcloth, for me of course! Off to the gym to excercise tonight, and back to work tomorrow. Maybe more sunshine? Stay warm, and knit on!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter Blahs

Ok, so it has been along time since I bloged. I really dislike the cold and gray days! Christmas was wonderful! I finished all 7 sweaters for the grandkids, whew! I don't know if I will ever commit to a project like that again! Especially because our 8th grandchild is on the way! Due in June!
But, like I said, after Christmas it is all about me in my knitting! So I made a new pair of socks, and a chenille scarf for me already. A shorty sweater is in the works, as well as the afghan I started late summer. But.........I have also knitted 3 baby caps for gifts, just since Christmas!
I am so ready for Spring after the tough and gray December we had. I know, it's 3 months away, but maybe it will come early!!???
For those who love winter, enjoy, for the rest of us, knit on!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween! What a beautiful day today, unlike many other halloweens when it was cold and rainy or even snowing! My knitting projects are multiplying as we get closer to Christmas. So many things to finish and so little time. Adding to the projects is the Warm up America knitted baby hats for Friends of Wool. My goal is to do a dozen. Rather ambitious, but well worth the time and energy it takes. I have 3 finished from a year ago so that is a good start toward the dozen!
We will be going with the kids and grandkids to Trunk or Treat this evening. What fun to see them dressed up and excited to go! Carl wants to be a part of it next year, so he needs to see what it is all about!
Our costume party was fun last weekend. Carl made a handsome Indiana Jones. I picked up a witch hat with boa trim, and a feather boa to dress up my all black clothes. Not too original, but cheap!
The leaves are dropping rapidly here, and we need to rake almost daily! All too soon they will be down and it will be dark earlier, and cold, and snowy, and yuck!!! Good knitting weather though.And time to get the Christmas projects done, because after Christmas, it is all about me! I plan to do knitting for me! A felted purse,scarf, gloves, socks, and hopefully a sweater! Ah.........once again, too much yarn and patterns, and too little time! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 24, 2008


TGIF! The weeks are flying by, days are getting way shorter, and I feel the downward slide into Winter. It is my least favorite time of the year. I dislike being cold, hate the dark days, and really hate to drive in the snow. But the one good thing about short, dark days and long evenings is more time to knit! No yard work, so I knit and watch TV. House,Dancing with the Stars, and CSI to name a few.
The kids will be here in a little while. They still brighten all my Fridays! Tomorrow we are off to help the inlaws close up the cottage for the Winter. There is that dreaded word again! Then in the evening we have a costume Halloween party. What will I be? Beats me, probably just myself. Carl will be Indiana Jones. He bought the hat in Florida years ago, and last night downloaded the theme song to his cell phone, so he can come in with a bang! Should be fun! Off to do some knitting before the kids get here. Knit On!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The colors are getting spectacular around here! The leaves are coming down too, which means over here we will raking from now until Thanksgiving! We have alot of large trees which are great in the summer for the shade, but oh the leaves they drop!
Getting ready to camp this weekend. It is predicted to be cool, but sunny, so it will be great to get away for a couple of days! It will also give me some great knitting time!
Get out to enjoy the Fall season, because you know what comes next! Not my favorite time of the year:( Happy Fall and happy knitting, hugs to all!