It never fails! June comes, we're ready for summer, and then the snow! Last night the June snow fell.
Not that it was a surprise. Yesterday afternoon, Sunny and I went to Camp Hobe, outside Toelle, UT, to participate in a therapy animal activity with 120 young cancer patients and several other dogs and their handlers. I dressed warmly, but it was cold in the open pavillion. (I'll try to post some photos at a later date.) Sunny…Continue
I've been busy this week working on Daphne's gown. I have the front finished:…
A while ago, my dear friend Cheryl did a blog and featured the Russian Join as a technique…Continue
She's the new young one at my house. The parents and that old lady who cleans and cooks and sometimes feeds me are always using that funny thing that makes bright light right in her face, and mine, too. They say they're "taking photos," but they don't seem to be taking anything, just blinding me!…
Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have been knitting and quilting away, trying to prepare for the arrival of my second granddaughter, the first for my daughter, Karen. Well, I was on my way to my regular quilting minigroup a week ago, when I got a cell phone call from DH. I pulled off the highway, and…Continue
This month for our guild meeting, we had a tour of a local fiber farm and the yarn shop associated with it.
Our guild is relatively small – we only have twelve members. So our resources are limited; but only limited by the friends that we make on this…Continue
As you can see, im making good progress on the lace gown for Daphne's naming ceremony. I have nearly 2 1/2 months to finish it. It's a fun project, and is going well, now that I have sort of learned the pattern. You repeat a 34-st pattern across for four rows, repeat…Continue
OK, I know Mother’s Day is tomorrow, but when there are two sets of grandparents, the holiday must be shared in the best manner possible. I arranged to have a nice Mother’s Day Dinner today for myself and my DDIL, and for my DH, DS and Sam to share it with us. I had planned on doing this outside, but the temps dropped…Continue
This was so much fun, and I love the colors, I decided to make a purse to match. Only it will be all green, no brown. Here's what I have so far, with the fabric I bought for lining:…
and visiting with people. Sometimes I choose the number of stitches and repeats as significant numbers in my faith, sets of twelve to represent the twelve Disciples, repeats of stitches in sets of threes to represent the Holy Trinity,…Continue
I have been very busy since my last blog. I lined the purse for my daughter Gracie. I didn’t get a picture of the finished product. The instant I cut the last thread she made off with it. I went to get a picture today and found it stuffed with her favorite things; a fountain pen I gave her last year for Valentines Day, green yarn to tie her hair up, a plastic daisy, socks my mom knitted…Continue
This is probably the longest I have gone without posting a blog… in a long, long time. I try to stay busy knitting or spinning, and am always finishing projects, so I usually have plenty to write about. But lately things have slowed down on the knitting front, as other things have taken precedence. What you ask could possibly be more important than knitting?…Continue
But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.
The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail…Continue
I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.
I'll be posting my progress at the BSJ KAL here. I'm using the pattern in The Opinionated Knitter. My yarn is Comfy Sport in Creme Brulee and… Continue