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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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Loving this book. Hoping this yarn holds out the rest of the week. Lighthouses... Lobsters rolls.... and the unofficial meeting of 'The Book Club'....where my college friends and I spent an afternoon sharing our 'best reads' of the past year. Two pages of tried and true 'winners'!! I'm in piggy... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at woolythyme
knit, of course!!!
I was catching up with Tien (an enabler extraordinaire) when she mentioned the third fringeassociation hat knitalong. Hey. I downloaded that pattern. (hmmmmm. it's around here somewhere.) Found it. Worsted. (eeewww) I haven't been in the worsted 'suitcase' in a long time. What a mess. (that's probably why.) Finally found... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
Remember this? Ready to see what's inside??? Yarn for this! The Tokyo Shawl by Marianne Isager...using Isager yarns, of course. If you are looking for something buttery soft, this shawl is NOT for you. Granted, the brownish alpaca is held throughout the project and will soften the Spinni wool, which... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at woolythyme
yes, it's very asymmetrical, and could stand to be a tad longer to secure around your shoulders. I have very very narrow shoulders, so I could see this being a REAL problem for some people.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on happy place.... at woolythyme
I wish, but they only bloom one time. :( Hoping to find another bud before the summer is over, but no sign of one yet!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on a night-blooming knitalong.... at woolythyme
i'm actually using a fingering weight and it's going to be plenty plenty large enough following the pattern!! Don't you love shawls? Any weight yarn usually works!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on a night-blooming knitalong.... at woolythyme
Brickless and I had a lot of togetherness last night, interspersed with a chapter here and a chapter there of Patchwork Planet while I watched one of the true miracles of nature.... I discovered this late yesterday afternoon... A bud on my night blooming of the ugliest plants I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at woolythyme
it's very wide at one end and tapers, but the length is just not enough to drape's OK with a shawl pin, but doesn't stay too well around the shoulders without. I'm still working on finding a good way to wear it. :( I like the colors (obviously!!! grey! duh!) and I like the wooly yarn I used.....still working though the pattern,though.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on happy place.... at woolythyme
and I bet she's a natural....good genes!!! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on happy place.... at woolythyme
I've been having a bit of a cast on party....not the frantic startitis that sometimes descends on this household, but just a gentle 'let's-get-a-few-new-things-on-the-needles'. It really IS sort of a party, celebrating the completion of a few rather large things. I already posted about the Banana Leaf shawl and Twin... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at woolythyme
wonderful stack...of hats and books! is anyone ever really too old for a good children's book? (Please tell me 'no'!!!)
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on stacks at tiny happy
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grocery cart full???!!!??? I'm so jealous!!! :)
The summer library book sale!!! I know I have a very warped sense of economics, but even if I only read one of these books, I've come out ahead. $8 for the stack. I have 'gifted' Gift of the Sea many times and always pick up a copy when I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at woolythyme
how can you go wrong? they are all great colors!!! ANd what a change, going from a dark blue. The worst part of the painting process for me is always moving all the furniture and 'stuff'; I'm always ready to do a MAJOR purge after that!!! Good luck. Be sure to show us the final product!!! :) (love that crocheted afghan!!!!!!!!)
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on making a start at Little Cotton Rabbits
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you already do.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on Twin leaf... at woolythyme
and i'm usually ready to cast on everything you make....we're rather dangerous company, I think!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on off the shelves.... at woolythyme
It's's lovely and wooly and cuddly...and grey. And it's DONE! Makes me want to set the thermostat on 30 degrees (F). * * * * * * * * * Twin leaf by Grace Anna Farrow Fiber Company Meadow, color black adder (2+ skeins) Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at woolythyme
love the photo-doodling idea!!! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on Doodling.... at woolythyme
It actually was a really good book, and if even 1/4 of it is true, it makes a compelling statement.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on off the shelves.... at woolythyme
oh, my....that IS a shame. (I didn't know!) I feel cheated...sort of like Three Cups of Tea.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on off the shelves.... at woolythyme
I made this using lace weight yarn.....and while I love it, I've often thought about making it again with fingering wt. I'll be following your progress.....I might be casting it on, too!
Both book and current WIP came off shelves where they have lived for much too long. I bought A Million Little Pieces by James Frey at a library book sale frenzy years had received great reviews; it was an Oprah Book Club choice and I knew nothing about it.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at woolythyme
so very very very happy for you both!!! Love and happiness forever and ever.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on Big News!!! at SnapShots & WhatNots
I took a little class a couple weeks ago called Bible journaling, although we didn't use a journal Bible. It was basically a lettering class that I thought would help spice up the travel journals I've done for years. I found another use for washi tape and scrapbooking papers. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at woolythyme