Sunday, October 30, 2016

CLASSES and WALKING





















Great week had here at Little House! I took 3 classes on Wednesday, two knitting and one photography. The knitting classes were at My Sister Knits and Jeffrey from the Wall of Yarn was the instructor. First class: knitting and purling BACKWARDS. This is a great method to learn for short rows and if your pattern calls for bobbles ;-}, could happen. It's a dexterity thing to knit/purl backwards- but so fun.
Second class was two color knitting; how to pick your colors, swatching, holding 2,3 colors-one hand or in two hands, and finally tension.
In the evening I took a photography class, that was choke full of great information.

Thursday Mr E. and I went on another hike, we hiked 5.5 miles. I love our hikes, seeing this beautiful state I live in- yet was always too busy,{ in my pre-retirement life} to spend mornings hiking all its magnificient trails. We plan to hike hopefully twice a week, until the snow flies that is ;-}

Saturday was spent cutting out another shirt and sewing. When I tired of that, I moved over to the quilt I have been working on. So many small 2 inch squares but sew FUN! 

Happy Halloween Weekend.
Be Safe!!!!! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A WALK









E1 caring water and rain coats-he is my boy scout.


I carry my essentials, KNITTING, on all hikes and walk abouts!

























Today, early this morning, Mr.E and I went out for a walk on Coyote Ridge. We didn't make it up the final ridge, ( I am way too out of shape), but the 90 minute walk we did do was absolutely  beautiful!!! The grass lands with mule deer running in groups, the birds singing, prairie dogs were AMAZING and thankfully we saw no snakes. I'm not partial to rattle snakes-they scare me to death! It was cool this morning- I planned on walking the trail early for this reason, snakes don't like cold. Also we didn't see any bob cats or mountain lions-I'm OK with that too.
A long walk in the morning with Mr. E always sets my day out right, not sure if it's Mr.E ., the fresh air, the exercise.... I think it's the awe of it all combined together. 
Be still my heart!

I have been knitting {a lot} lately, it's easy to do when my back goes out. I have been down 2 full days and having nothing else to occupy me , except books, I knitted. 
Finished BB pants by Drops
a pair of socks that I just casted on 48 stitches and knitted using sock yarn and size US 1 needles.
Knitting baby socks is a great way to use up left over sock yarn!!!!!
When I was able to sit up for a period of time I cut out a quilt from fabric that still makes my heart skip a beat. Bought here: Country Sampler.
This store is the best Quilt store I have been in -in years. So much to look at and touch, so many great ideas!
I do have a quilt, Reproduction with lots of Bubble Gum Pink in it to show you, but it will have to wait till I can take pictures of the beauty, it's BIG. 
October has been beautiful here this year and we have been out enjoying her while it last. Soon it will be snowing with the fire place burning to keep me warm as needles either move through fabric or click away one stitch at a time. I love this time of year!
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

SLOW LIVING W/BABY













Oh my, what a wonderful week. Nothing like a baby staying at the house to slow life down in so many ways, yet keeping SOOO busy with her I'm falling into bed at 630 exhausted. Watching her change daily from picking things up, sitting up on own,( yeah, she almost has that down), new hair growth on that perfect head,  to her laughs and blowing bubbles and figuring out it's OK to nap without being held. ., 
We play, rock, change diapers and take walks outside.
What an honor to be her MeMe, Grandpa's pretty honored having the opportunity to spend so much time with her too. She even took to looking and a little tearing up of Grandpa's fishing magazines. No problem, that is the start of being an apprentice fly fishing-woman.
Knitting is being accomplished one row here, one row there. So the baby wool pants may not be done till the snow actually flies. I did however get the buttons on the Little Sister's Dress, with barely any time to loose. It just fits!
Big Butt Baby pants were made out of the cutest flannel material picked up in Lyons Colorado.
White Leaf Cowl was packaged up and shipped to Minnesota for my youngest.
The sweet crochet blanket was finished 2-3 years ago and discovered this very week-it now belongs to BB. It makes a great stroller blanket!.
Fall-the perfect time for stroller walks, BEAUTIFUL!

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