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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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The block project is going to be wonderful.....and it's so portable! I'll be glad to see post after post of the progress here!!!! :)
I am a knitter. (surprised?) And I'm a rather old knitter, so have learned my knitting 'style' over the years. First and foremost, I'm fickled. I can be so madly in love with a new project that I'll be knitting until 3 am. Or, I can take a quick break... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at woolythyme
I've done a few mystery knitalongs before, but I'm picky enough to want to know what I'm getting into before signing up for something. When Alana Dakos suggested a shawl knitalong, without hesitation, I signed up. I love her botanical knits. Nothing makes me happier than knitting leaves. Add to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at woolythyme
It is the thread carried by a quilting/embroidery shop in town and I loved the colours. When I started looking around online, though, I discovered that it is the most popular embroidery thread....comes in multiple weights...and has 122 fabulous colours---according to the ads, the widest variety of colours in the world. They are not hand dyed, but many have that same soft look. (It also comes in a gazillion variegated colours which don't speak to me!!!) It's extra strong, doesn't seem to 'pill', probably because it uses such long fibers; it is colorfast, bleachfast (except for just a couple of colours) and shrinkfast. Pretty awesome.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Slow stitching.... at woolythyme
hot dog!!!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Slow stitching.... at woolythyme
it's worth the wait!!!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Slow stitching.... at woolythyme
This was probably my favorite book purchased in 2015. I've read it cover to cover (twice) and have swooned over every single photo. Whether it is the inspiration here....or a need for a mini-break from knitting, I've had this almost manic need to stitch. In this book the author distinguished... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at woolythyme
Oh, this sounds so like ME!!! I've been in search of the right planner/calendar for years. My latest try is one from Mouchi, a Korean company. I'm thinking about using it to document a stitching project I'm thinking about! eep I'm totally not ready....but it's the first of February and I want to try this for a month. Hope I can do it!! (The challenges....and the perfection----I want it right the first time!!! too) Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I've been struggling with the blog vs instagram thing for awhile. I can't give up the blog.....especially now knowing there are so many kind people out there who actually read it!!! (This still amazes me.) Thanks for being one of them----and good luck with your planner. (Are you a paper fanatic like I am???? The curses of all these crafty interests!!!)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on A month of planning at Creating Memories
I've had this little piece of embroidery for years, and for most of those years, it's been hanging out in the drawer. Oh, it got a little love now and again, but always got stuffed back in time-out before it was finished. Yesterday, it saw the light of day again.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at woolythyme
i feel like i just walked with you.....and i had a lovely time!!! thanks for taking me.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2016 on frosty morning at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Two boy sweaters are finished...hubby's and Freddy's. Both have worn their sweaters, and while hubby is loving his, Fred tolerated his. His wish has come true and we've had a winter warm-up; the temps are back in the 50s, so he's ditched his sweater. While I've been trying to figure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at woolythyme
It is sort of funny, but I find that the things I find either boring or uninspiring knitting (most anything made with cotton!) are the things that get worn most.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2016 on Boring beige... at woolythyme
We had a 'snow day' yesterday. Now, honestly, for all intents and purposes, this day was like every other retired kind of day. OK. One meeting I was going to go to got cancelled and the library book sale that I was going to go to was postponed. But, BECAUSE... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at woolythyme
Poor Freddy. I interrupted his morning nap to try on his sweater. So far, the sneak attack method is the only way I can get the sweater on him. The good will fit (still needing the ribbing around the whole body---and the 'sleeves' which I'm debating about). The bad... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at woolythyme
Freddy would feel so much better if he had someone else suffering with him through the horror of clothes. Go for it!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2016 on It's a dog's life.... at woolythyme
Hi, friends. Freddy here. I'm mad at mom. At the moment, I can't even stand the sight of her. It all started yesterday. I was outside, doing my morning constitutional, which now takes me a bit longer since I usually have some delicious poopcicles to consumer before even thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at woolythyme
I've read a couple books on Tiny Houses....not sure I could do that, but really don't think of our 1000+sq feet tiny at all. (about a third of the space we once had when our kids were growing up!)
while it sounds like lots of space going on back there, the rooms are all small. Not counting the will be slightly smaller than the main house, total maybe 900 square feet?? Our house is a little under 1100. Never thought, though, that I would have nearly 2000 sq ft of heated space again. Not proud of this...and is the one thing that kept us from doing an expansion for years. :(
Clue 2 arrived Friday, and I've added about 8 rows. Finally, divided for hubby's sweater's sleeves....and about 8 rows have been knit since (thanks to Jay-bob's back-to-back basketball games). Otherwise, for the past week...I've been distracted. And antsy. And excited. And overall, pretty hard to live with. A dream---in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at woolythyme
Triangular shawls. (sigh) How can you tell when enough is enough? The stitches are all scrunched up on the needles and you can sort of/kind of make a stab at measuring the 'wingspan'...but really? Oh, sure. You could slip the stitches onto a piece of yarn, but where's the fun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at woolythyme
Thanks, Anne! Happy new year to you, too!!! Love (LOVE!) Heidi's designs!!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on winter.... at woolythyme
when i worked at the hospital we went on a retreat to Cumberland Falls....what at great place!! And you're right--it would be perfect for a knitting retreat!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on winter.... at woolythyme
saving you a spot!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2016 on winter.... at woolythyme
The 'dusting' of snow turned into this last night. I've been waiting all winter for it!! It's like a fairyland...(on top of a treacherous layer of ice). While some of you may dream of snowboarding, or skiing, or winter-wonderland hiking on a day like this, my daydream looks more like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at woolythyme
my 'wooly chaos' stays somewhat hidden in 'the closet' (which sadly is the only closet in our house, but has been taken over wholly by all my UFOs, WIPs, and stash! eep!); but every once in a while (usually at the beginning of the year!!!!) I have a good go-through. This year resulted in two partially knit sweaters being ripped out. For some strange reason, I felt this brought tremendous order to the mess. I'm delusional, I know!!! Hope your cold leaves soon....I'm battling a lingering one myself. 'tis the season!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2016 on New Year knitting at Little Cotton Rabbits
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