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Home again!

Yes, got the wonderful phone call (well actually 4 of them) last night around 11 that due to inclement weather and icy roads that, yes indeed, schools would be closed today! Of course I was still awake by 6am so decided around 0630 to go ahead and get up instead of lying awake in bed. Looked out the front window and sure enough everything is covered in ice.

I know Lydia and Nate are already awake but they are playing quietly in their room. In just a little bit I will call them down. I…


Added by Danielle Brown on December 16, 2010 at 5:25am — 1 Comment

It snowed!

It snowed last night and it looks so pretty! I am still such an Iowa girl at heart and it never seems like Christmas to me until it snows. It is only supposed to be 2-4 inches today so it is nothing like what they are getting in Iowa but it is enough to see it falling and accumulate!

On another note, I got my latest KP order yesterday!…


Added by Danielle Brown on December 12, 2010 at 5:50am — 9 Comments

This and that

This is Lydia's first completed project. She was sooo excited! She has started many projects but not finished them. Now she is making a k3p3 scarf for her brother who is in the military. She misses him so much.

And below is what my kitchen cabinets look like now. I am really not very creative when it comes to decorating but I dreamed this and I think it turned out looking cute.…


Added by Danielle Brown on December 9, 2010 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments

Another quiet Saturday?

mmmm....probably not. I got home at 0650 this morning after taking hubby to a friends house so he could catch a ride to Springfield for a political meeting....glad it is him and not me! ~smile~ Filled the car with gas and got a cup of coffee so I could spend some nice quiet time on here BEFORE the 8 and 11 yo woke up. Opened the door to see them BOTH up and watching TV. Really??? I can't even get the 11 yo up before 7 during the school week to get ready for school on time!

But all I have… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on December 4, 2010 at 6:25am — 3 Comments

Cyber Monday/Tuesday

so, I really wanted to order from the sale. Have all sorts of wonderful yarn in my cart. Some was already on the wishlist but some I just added. I don't think I am going to be able to will just see how much I could have saved....just out of curiosity...

Added by Danielle Brown on November 30, 2010 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

Quiet Saturday

and while I have been enjoying some uninterrupted knitting time I am almost going nuts! After there being 6 people here all the time having a whole day to myself is kind of boring! LOL

Almost finished with the one sock I am test knitting. Very nice pattern!

And am knitting the cute little bibs and booties that were in a KP kit. Got the cowboy shirt and the referee bibs done. Very quick knit actually. Will start the last one during the hockey game tonight. Then onto the booties! And I… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on November 27, 2010 at 3:45pm — 6 Comments


Why oh why on my days off work do I have to wake up with a headache? If it isn't a sinus headache it is a migraine. If it isn't a migraine it is a "hormonal" headache. Course I would rather have either the sinus or migraine because I can take medicine for those. These stupid hormonal ones don't even respond to Vicadin! Oh well...I am hoping to at least be able to play some board games with the two youngest and knit for awhile....then maybe a nap will help! I still have to make the pies for… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on November 24, 2010 at 7:01am — 5 Comments

Long time not blogging

I am so bad at this blogging business....

Grandbaby #3 was born August 14. Spent two weeks in the hospital but is fine and doing well now!

School (and therefore work) began August 18. So there went more time away from knitting and the computer!

Then we moved October 15th and I am still very slowly unpacking the last of the boxes and getting things organized. We downsized as far a size went and it has been a challenge to fit everything in the new place. I am very much enjoying the… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on November 20, 2010 at 6:11pm — 8 Comments

Quiet knitting time gone...

Yep, VBS is over so the littles are back home every morning doing their summer school work. No more quiet, podcast listening, knitting it is so hot here that the yarn is sticking to my hands when I try to knit...bleck. I will be so glad when we either a) get the AC fixed or b) get to move to the new place that will have working AC.

I wanted to get some of that special buy over spun sport yarn but procrastinated too much so all my favorite colors are gone. :-(

I think I will… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on July 23, 2010 at 12:26pm — 17 Comments

Thank you!

thank you for the warm welcome!

I will post some pictures of the finished top after I give it a bath and block it.

I have been listening to old pod casts (just figured out how, yes, I am technologically challenged) and I just listened to #52 about to block or not block. I don't usually block but I am going to start doing so now. :-)

This morning has been wonderfully quiet as my two littles are at VBS, the teenagers are still upstairs and DH is OUT to work! So, as I said I am… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on July 15, 2010 at 9:59am — 5 Comments


While I have perused the KP website for several years now I have not taken part in the Knitting Community. So, I saw this tonight and decided to give it a whirl.

I am finally finishing up a top-down raglan sleeve t-shirt for this summer. Decided I had better concentrate on it so I could actually wear it this summer! I am also working hard to finish a pair of fingerless gloves I was test-knitting for someone on Ravelry. Then I will be down to two pair of socks and another summer top left on… Continue

Added by Danielle Brown on July 14, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

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