Friday, September 19, 2014

SOCKS












socks for me when done knitting feel like such an accomplishment. i never have an issue knitting the first sock, it’s that second one, and working on double pointed needles size 0. but oh how i love the result!
i knitted 3 of these socks while relaxing in Yellow Stone National Park, here , here and here.
with nothing else to do but sit and enjoy the surroundings, my 3 socks flew off the needles and i am grateful for that.
the blue socks are made with miss babs sock weight yarn( not sure of the color way...sorry)
and the multi color grey, brown and orange is a skein of computer dyed yarn that has been sitting in my stash for years, ( again, no idea color way or brand...sorry). 
the soles have meg ryan’s design “sensuous soles” and this makes one’s socks a joy to wear. the sole wraps around the foot with gentle support that have my feet dancing all day.
it has been in the high 80’s here all week but monday the predictions are for rain, cold dropping temperature rain... sock weather! 
i’m in love with fall!
sweaters, socks, the start of yarn wearing months!
what’s on your feet?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GROOVY



i laugh every time i tell someone the name of this scarf pattern. all i can thick about when i say “groovy” is davy jones from the monkees, remember that show in the 60’s? and as any healthy silly young girl in america, i was madly in love with davy jones. i can remember many saturdays at my cousins house playing davy jones on the 45 record player. we would stack those 45’s high and dance around the basement, shaking and screaming. thinking back, i am sure to our parents we looked like a bunch of children have epileptic seizures.
groovy is made from tosh lace weight in a cream color with a light shade of gray in the final row.
groovy is a great mindless knit and since i have lots of tosh light, i think another groovy is on the horizon. groovy looks great knitted in any yarn weight, so check out ravelry and knit yourself a groovy, get out those 45’s and dance around your kitchen with davy jones!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

“the end"






the crew that made the trek to “the end” of Long Island



eric and i traveled to long island to celebrate the wedding of a much loved niece. 
we were gone three days, two of which were all travel....it takes a long, long time, 2 planes and one long drive to "the end” of long island. i know now personally why it is called long island.
the day of the wedding was well worth the trip.
a walk through montauk village, 7 hours sitting on the beach knitting, catching up with family, watching the ocean waves roll in and generally just relaxing till wedding time.
and the wedding, oh my stars, it was beautiful on the “pond”. the brides were gorgeous, my niece absolutely stunning as was her mother, sister mary margaret. the food amazing, starting off with a lobster bar and cocktails, moving to some wonderful salads, the most tender beef with vegetables and the best, i mean the best 3 layer wedding cake that has ever passed my lips. 
oh, anne’s wedding was beautiful and so worth the travel time.
thank you anne and jackie for including us on your very special day!
“the end” is what the long island locals call montauk and where eric and i spent a day in early september.

Monday, September 1, 2014

BACKYARDING






seems i am gathering a collection of garden “sun” hats. oh, how i wish hats were still in vogue like days of old! i would be all over that statement fashion, not only the hats but the hat boxes...oh yes, how fun to get dress to go out. a hat, hand bag and shoes to match!
decided to bring in a few flowers today before they are gone with the fleeting summer season.
the first rose i picked by holding the rose bud had a big bee inside enjoying it’s morning sweetness. before i knew it the bee was in my cupped hand and as mad as hornet. i shook my hand and the bee flew out only to fly into my face and then  get caught in my “white” hair. oh their was a dance being done in the garden by this white haired women, but i managed to escape from being stung. note to self, look before  cupping rose buds with hand...ahem!
i have had few days this summer to hang quilts on the line and have missed this summer ritual. today i have gotten one quilt on the line and plan to spend some time on the swing knitting and gazing at the quilt drying on the line. 
i plan to move this labor day slowly, doing a few “homey” things, get ready slowly for the work week, knit a lot, and prepare a dinner that it straight out of the 50’s.
pot roast, mash potatoes, carrots, peas and homemade gravy!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE WEST













the west...be still my heart!
i already miss the open high plains
the slow rolling rivers in yellowstone
small towns that are populated with 500 or less people
sand stone buildings
and old town saloons!
be still my heart!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DOG DAYS of AUGUST









august is almost at her end for  2014 and what a month she has been. the garden is producing ( more on that later),  and time has been spent in Wyoming and Montana. oh my, I think I am a cowgirl at heart and born 100 years too late. how i love the west, the colors, horizons, crossing the continental divide five times in one day, standing on the equator and soaking up the blue sky, pine scented air. be still my heart.
the week was actually very cold, raining and dare i say a hint of snow. for five days we did not see blue skies, but we had movies and fly tying and knitting to be done. i finished 2 pairs of knitted socks..wow a record for me! also spun and plied 20000 feet of fiber,( doesn’t that sound like an amazing amount of spinning)? though it translates into 550 yards of knitable yarn. yes i remember it is the process i love not just the end product. 
august, oh so much more to do before she bows out to september...

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