Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

30/365 Warshrags

One down, three to go.
My SIL asked if I would knit her some washcloths and I chose this SUPER fast pattern. I am not a Nascar fan but I love the way I can "race" through this pattern!!

Friday, January 29, 2010


Yes.....I realize this isn't a picture I snapped today, but I just had to share this.

I was listening to episode 55 of Manic Purl Podcast last night, sort of listening distractedly while feeding the dog and heard SpringValley Yarns...I thought that sounded familiar so I turned the volume up and was so VERY TICKLED to hear THE most wonderful review of Jessi's Etsy Shop, SpringValley Yarns....and all the wonderful yarns she has available!!!

If you haven't already checked her shop....if you haven't purchased yarn...and heck....even if you have, head back over. She really does a GREAT job of dying yarn, the yarn bases are good quality and her colors are really pretty!!!! I have never been dissapointed with any of my purchases...and in fact, the first purchase I ever made through Etsy was from Jessi, several years ago....long before I knew her!

I was so tickled I had to share with everyone!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

28/365 Another FO!!

Hot off the needles!!! Burning Rings of Fire
STR Watermelon Tourmaline
Gift knitting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hmmm.....don't remember picking this up at Publix!

Monday, January 25, 2010

25/365 Off The Needles!

January socks off the needles!! Woo HOO!!
AND.....3rd season of The Tudors arrived today!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010



This big guy sat on the branch for the longest time.
I guess he and the "missus" had a slight disagreement....she was far enough away we could hear her...but couldn't see her. We have several nests in the not sure if she was out "visiting" and he was stuck with the "kids" or what....but there sure was a lot of squawking going on between them!!

Friday, January 22, 2010


CHOCOLATE Cheerios??? helps lower my cholesterol???

I'm IN!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

20/365 January Socks

January Sock for the Stash Sock Club
Pattern: Dash
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rare Gems
I love this pattern....goes quick too!! Good thing as it is almost February
and I am barely half way on my first sock!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

19/365 Actual Knitting

Off The Needles
L: The Guy Next Door Cowl, Lorna's Laces Worsted
R: Seawead Cowl, Lorna's Laces Worsted, Navy

Monday, January 18, 2010


It's Monday....

One load down, 7 more to go and I'll be through....until this time next week!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I didn't participate in the last Ravelympics.....when
I saw this team.....well....resistance was futile!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


January's sock yarn choice for Stash Sock Yarn.
BMFA Rare Gems!! GORGEOUS color!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


I know this is a Christmas ornament.....but too darn cute to put away until next year!! This little fella is going to hang out with me for awhile!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I can't help it.....these always put a smile on my face and make my feet VERY happy!!

Boiled wool from the Haflinger company...VERY warm!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

13/365 And Whiskers On Wednesday


Heidi has the nose for nosiness!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Not the prettiest of pictures, but this is my version of a sock club.

I joined the Stash Sock Club on Ravelry....and following the lead of several others, have created my own knit from your stash sock club.

I had my husband to pull yarn for me and place in each bag. My surprise will be when I pull a bag each month to see what is inside!!

My January selection was already made and I hope to get them cast on tonight.

Monday, January 11, 2010


What IS it about a cat and wet wool!!!!
This is my second Just Enough Ruffles Scarf. Both knit with Lornas Laces Worsted, first one was gifted at Christmas, this one is a belated Christmas gift.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


First FO of 2010

Seaweed Cowl by Elizabeth Blake!!!
Lorna's Laces Worsted, Navy (left over from Just Enough Ruffles scarf that was gifted at Christmas without me remembering to make a picture)!!

I was searching Ravelry for a cowl to knit for my husbands nephew...found this pattern and was so tickled to see that it was written by my friend Elizabeth!! Elizabeth is a PHENOMENAL knitter and spinner!! I am very envious of her sweater knitting skills!!

Saturday, January 09, 2010


My nephew went to Jamaica to escape the cold over Christmas break.......oh.....and to GET MARRIED!!!!

They both attend George Washington University, slated to graduate in a few months, nephew will be starting graduate school, she will be starting Law School.

The logistics of school and trying to plan a wedding out of state that everyone could attend was just too much, so they decided to elope. Less stress, no worries of who could or couldn't attent......all in all.....a good choice for them.

What a GREAT way to start the New Year!!! We can't WAIT to meet her!!!!!!

Box Update: There was a bowl and a bag of potpourri in the damaged box that I posted about yesterday. The seller was very nice, offered to replace.....but as THIS was a replacement got it.....the EXACT same thing that happened earlier....I opted for a full refund, and got to keep the popourri as a parting gift.

Friday, January 08, 2010


UPS BS.....can you BELIEVE he was going to just leave this on my doorstep like this???

Thursday, January 07, 2010


FRESH cousin picked these early the morning they left Florida to drive to Alabama for a post holiday visit!! They taste AWESOME!!!

I can't IMAGINE walking out my back door and having orange and grapefruit trees as they do!!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

6/365 And Whiskers On Wednesday

6/365 Knitting Mishap

Whiskers On Wednesday

Heidi was quite pleased with what Santa brought her!!
(Not to mention a little stoned on catnip)!! LOL!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

5/365 and Ten On Tuesday

Pew With A View

Ten On Tuesday

Ten Things You Are Looking Forward To In 2010
1. Starting to blog again
2. Losing weight (again)
3. Better economy
4. Some bills paid off
5. Not hearing "aut" again when referring to the year
6. Weeding out some of the stuff in the basement.
7. Working on knitting better
8. Keeping up with a budget better
9. Better organized when it comes to meal planning so there are no last minute "throw togethers".
10. Knitting from my stash

Monday, January 04, 2010

I Can See Clearly Now.......

Now that I have GLASSES that is!!!!

I'm not a vain person by any stretch of the imagination (just look at the pudgy face and hair...WAYYY past due on my trip to see Miss Clairol)!!!! BUT....I must admit I have struggled with getting glasses 4-EVER!! I love the way glasses look on others, but for some reason when I see me in them I think "Maw-Maw". BUT...I finally got sick and tired of having 20 pair of drugstore glasses, strewn about the hous and car, yet NEVER having a pair when I needed them.

Enough on that....

I had planned on starting the New Year with a resolve for regular posts...and here it is the 4th and I am just posting. I sort of lost my enthusiasm to post knitting.....all I knit are socks, and once you hit the 60+ pair it sort of seems redundant to post about it.

SOOO......I think I'll try something a bit different this year.

Despite the fact I am late, I am going to join the project 365, posting a picture daily, which will include knitting pics!! But don't despair....there will be knitting as well!!!

To bring me up to date: Here are photos 2, 3 and 4!!

One of my favorite ornaments.

And another favorite!

A new puppy (for my neighbor)!!

Isn't that just THE sweetest face?!

O.K. I'm caught up.....see ya tomorrow!!