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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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I love that he wants to knit! My grandson was my first knitter.....only after he learned, did the girls want to learn. And then my daughter's boys were really bored on a trip....and they let me teach them to knit. (I'm 7 for 7) Only one has actually MADE something, though.....the car riding left-hander knit a whole scarf en route home. The one and only thing he knit! I don't think I have any fanatics yet. What a shame. Who inherits my stash-legacy????
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on yarnalong... at woolythyme
A couple things finished. First .... Lily and the Octopus, a debut novel by Steven Rowley. Two chapters in, and I knew I couldn't read this book. I knew the ending couldn't be a 'happily ever after' and I wasn't sure I wanted to go there. And yet....just one more... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
another local site i need to visit!!!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on rain, rain.... at woolythyme
A trip to Memphis to visit our 'sister church'....same architect, same design---for the most part, same footprint, only our church is the baby sister. It rained on us. We came home with so many ideas and plans and hopes and dreams...but top priority will most likely be the gardens and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at woolythyme
In order to break up the endless yet careful Plotulopi knitting, I pulled out the small flower mitts I started a couple months ago. When they went to time-out, I was real unhappy with my colour choices. Oh, the grey was fine. (of course it was!!!) I just felt the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at woolythyme
It's my understanding that because it is so thin and lofty....the finished garment is very light in weight...yet extremely warm. It's that 'stay together' part that makes me a bit nervous. The Lopi from Reynolds was unspun, but heftier than this stuff I'm using now.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on 5 years, but who's counting?..... at woolythyme
I finally did it. I cast on for Rydraud. It's a free pattern on Ravelry from Steinunn Birna Gudjonsdottir and it's a beauty. I definitely wouldn't recommend it for a novice knitter...the pattern is rather sketchy, and the yarn is challenging. But not as challenging as I feared, which was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at woolythyme
I really hate to 'bongy' a book.....just remember it was only MY opinion. Hopefully, you will enjoy the read more than I did. (But DO get Counting by 7!!!!!)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2016 on yarnalong + a giveaway.... at woolythyme
'local' in this case means USA....with the book divided into north, south, midwest, west; features some small(er) cottage industries as well as a few that are larger and more well established.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2016 on books vs ravelry?...and a giveaway at woolythyme
certainly makes sense.....I really need to try this!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on yarnalong + a giveaway.... at woolythyme
that is SOOOO sweet that you bought your birds some worms!! love it!!! And those raised beds of strawberries...never seen such a thing, but oh, so practical. I'd be there every year, too. Lovely photos-----as always!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on summer productivity at Little Cotton Rabbits
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OFF THE NEEDLES: Hot, humid 'stay-inside-if-you-don't-want-heat-stroke' temperatures + miles and miles of knitting-in-the-round when you have some good books lined up = this--- quickly turning into...this which turned into... this!! Bressay dress by Gudrun Johnston from the book, Fair Isle Style. This was another one of those books that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at woolythyme
1 part sugar, 4 parts need for any food coloring (in fact---recommended NOT to use it)....boil, cool, set outside!! Couldn't be easier!!!
While Freddy was usurping the computer, I was off watching hummingbirds being banded.... this little guy was an immature male ruby-throated hummingbird (rubies are the only kind we have in our area)...he had just two teeny red throat feathers. There were hundreds bombing the feeders.... while the swallowtails were bombing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at woolythyme
Freddy here. Mommy's been sort of a slacker lately on the blog scene, so I thought I'd hop in and tell you all about my totally awesome weekend. You don't care, do you? I'm going to talk a teeny bit about knitting, so it's OK, right? The best part of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at woolythyme
When was the last time you looked to your knitting books for inspiration before clicking around in Ravelry? Yeah. Me, too. I've vowed to change that. (I make a lot of vows I don't keep, so don't hold me to this!!!) My last book purge turned into a browsing spree... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at woolythyme
this hoodie is going to be a wardrobe staple! I love funny computers are. You say it looks blue, but is actually more green....and on my screen it is showing ivory. In any colour, it would be wonderful!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2016 on The hood of the hoody at Creating Memories
he actually doesn't need much encouragement!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
you've mentioned these before....i guess i need to at least try one, right???!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
Two of the (too many) books I bought on my recent bookshop crawl around Cape Cod....and both are winners. I read Dinner with Edward in a single sitting. The subtitle: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship...pretty much sums up this memoir that leaves you hoping that such a friendship someday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at woolythyme
I'm always a little bit sad when I have to pack up my bags and leave not only what was a lovely getaway at a stellar location, but leave friends. They are so generous sharing their time and home...I know we'll be back sometime, but it's still hard to leave.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at woolythyme
Me too!!! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2016 on a walk through Provincetown.... at woolythyme
We've visited here many times before, and love the lively, eclectic feel to the town (as well as the yummies from the Portuguese Bakery). But yesterday we took a private architectural, arts, history, and garden tour of the central and western parts of the town and saw a whole different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at woolythyme
The was one on our list last year....and I never got around to it. I'm moving it up on MY list!!!
this is the BEST suggestion yet!!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2016 on the perfect travel project.... at woolythyme