Wednesday, September 14, 2016

YARN ALONG



We are finally in for a wee cool down, thank goodness! As you may have heard from me once or twice on this blog...haha, I am not a hot weather person! Fall is by far my favorite season with winter running right next to Fall. What can I say say, I'm a knitter/spinner, and quilter, three loves that are difficult to do in 90+ heat.  As matter of fact in 90+ heat, everything is difficult to do for me except to whine of course.
So here we are in the beginning of Fall and I am knitting on a Fair Isle Sweater hoping to complete this week. And we are to have a full day of rain, ( rain happened yesterday and it was lovely) What could make this knitter any happier?
Perhaps a pot of Chicken soup, ( I need to prep that today for my knitting sit in tomorrow-oh, and maybe chocolate cake).

Reading: The Last Season 
Just started this book about an hour ago-so far so good, sad though.

Please join me over at
YARN ALONG
with Ginny 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

YARN ALONG



Yarn Along, so glad to be here this week, it's been awhile;-{
Betty in some hand knits ( sorry for the rotten pic, but it's hard holding a moving 4mo old with one hand and taking a pic with the other hand}, she has on a sweater , Kumfy  knitted by me and the hat knitted by Julie at My Sister Knits.
The grey and white sweater is a Norwegian pattern I picked up from these guys, Wall Of  Yarn.
Love, love these simple patterns! They give very few instructions and some how these sweaters turn out great!

Reading: Lots lately! I have completed the first 3 books of McCafferty Mysteries
and am  reading Sandra Dallas; The Last Midwife.
Can say I loved the murder mysteries and will let you know about The Last Midwife. 
Although, the books I have read that Sandra Dallas has written have been terrific! Highly recommended:
The Persian Pickle Club
Nettie Spencer
Alice's Tulips
The Quilt That Walked to Golden
Really any and all are worth an afternoon.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

YELLOWSTONE....








We have just returned from spending 2 weeks in Yellowstone! What a wonderful time we had this year. Eric fished of course and I knitted and spun some yarn. We read books, ( I finished 4), Eric  got me hooked on crossword puzzles too. But the best part of our stay was the hiking we did! First time I have been hiking in 20+ years and I can say hiking with an adult is much easier than hiking with young children who after the first two steps want to know " how much longer"?  I must admit though, on our last hike which was rated "Easy", ( easy apparently meant only the mile section on the board walk, not the climb to the falls), I thought I was going to pop a lung and a few heart chambers. I honestly was not sure if I could get off the mountain on my own, having visions of helicopters...ugh.
But, I did it and it was so worth that climb!
Yellowstone and the Tetons were burning this year. Sad to see but know it's all part of the circle of life. The flowers on the forest floor next year, ( reservations already made) will be BEAUTIFUL! 

Being home is great because I don't feel rushed to get LOTS of things done before returning to work.
Oh yeah, that's because I don't work anymore- I'm retired. I now have 2-3 days to get all the laundry done and put away.  What a great vacation, one that just keeps giving and going on!

I do have lots of plans for dying yarn over the next several months.
So stay tuned!

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