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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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Thanks Jo'Anne looks like we're heading in to the rainy season so I continue to toss things in my suitcase and backpack. Not traveling quite as light as I like to!!! I'm afraid there's no room left for you. Maybe next time! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented yesterday on flying on a jet plane... at woolythyme
thanks, Elizabeth! good things to remember!!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on flying on a jet plane... at woolythyme
My bags are packed....I'm as ready as I'm going to get....and I'm taking along a doozey of a head cold. Hopefully, I'll leave it in Ghana. The Janesville jacket is going to be left at home. I'm sad about this. For someone who ordinarily hates seed stitch (placing it right... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
(The itsy bitsy travel knitting kit is a Jelby. The itty bitty scissors from Fringe.) I'm happy to report that my temporary bout of insanity has apparently passed, I diligently shuffled through the stash, and found --and packed--- the recommended skein of sock yarn. Thanks to all my virtual friends... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at woolythyme
OK've shown me the error of my ways!!! but.....shhhhhhh. Freddy doesn't know about the trip yet!!!! He gets to go to ...... camp.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2017 on trying to plan ahead... at woolythyme
Can you read that last line...?? !Ghana! I'm excited. I can hardly believe I'm putting this to print...but I don't think I'm taking any knitting on this trip. Besides being blazing hot....we're carrying more than usual for the training sessions. I'm taking a bit more photography equipment. I have my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at woolythyme
that he is!!! he's slowing down, but still deliberate!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on hurricane blue... at woolythyme
The aftermath of Harvey has finally made it to the the form (for us) of a gentle rain that has settled in for awhile. We actually need the rain and it's predicted to move on as the long weekend progresses; we might get just enough. Our hearts and prayers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at woolythyme
The ribbon for the bridesmaids will (hopefully) match their gold dresses!!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Paybacks...... at woolythyme
A friend from high school asked if I would knit her daughter a shawl for her December wedding. She sent a photo. Chunky?!? eewwwwwww. Huge needles?!? blechhhh. But there was no way I'd turn her down. After all, SHE wore an incredibly ugly brown bridesmaid dress in our wedding for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at woolythyme
ellen, it's a plunge you must take. yes, it's fingering wt (not a problem for me because I love lace and fingerling) but it is a very very simple rhythmic piece of knitting. this is my third. !!!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2017 on socks. cardi. socks, socks, socks.... at woolythyme
oh, julie, everything about this post is yummy...the knitting, the veggies, and particularly the photography! what an eye you have!!! have you ever talked about your photography? what camera/lenses you production? I'd love to know!!! Enjoy these last few precious days of summer!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2017 on Late Summer at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Ha! Bet you thought Freddy was starring in this post. Sorry. I'm the 'old dog'. These NoShow Socks by LaMaisonRililie were so much fun to knit, but in that sort of masochistic, torture-me way that somehow turns in to a very satisfying 'aha' moment at the end. I hate (HATE!)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at woolythyme
Hermione's Everyday Socks. I was pretty sure I was the last sock knitting knitter to make a pair of these, but from the comments, I see there are a few of you who also have put these off. Why??!!? This is one great pattern....just a few purls thrown in to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at woolythyme
oops. mom and me....we forgot to tell facebook that we don't post here anymore. If you are the least bit interested in following's really very easy. Click on the sidebar under Bloglovin and subscribe. We'll pop up in your inbox. Easy peasy. If you just want to check on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at woolythyme
Awesome. This word has been so overused. Overused to the point that its real meaning has become meaningless. Awesome. Full of awe. Something so special that you are left speechless. Yesterday we were awed. We prepared. We waited. We had lunch and played...some of us multi-tasking the two.... And then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at woolythyme
This book is quickly becoming my favorite summer read. Robin Wall Kimmerer is, according to her bio blip on the back cover, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a scientist, mother, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at woolythyme
I sort of feel the same way, Ellen. Whenever I buy a sweater-worth of yarn....for the always ends up beings hats, mittens, charity something. I'm only stashing fingering weight, too!!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2017 on shhh.....our little secret, OK? at woolythyme
housekeeping?!? what's that?
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on shhh.....our little secret, OK? at woolythyme
i so hear you, Ann. That's usually me, too.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on shhh.....our little secret, OK? at woolythyme
The unending scarf (Wheaten by Anne Hansen, I LOVE this pattern!) finally ended this weekend. 'Unending' because it spent 3 1/2 years on the needles I was rather ambivalent about the choice of yarn (this often happens when I insist on knitting from the stash, knowing from the get-go that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at woolythyme
I like loft...although it's definitely not a spindrift (Jamieson yarn) which is my favorite.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2017 on wheatens...what works? and why? at woolythyme
i like the sunglass idea!!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2017 on wheatens...what works? and why? at woolythyme
I'm turning (albeit, briefly, I'm sure) to my unending (or so it seems!) UFO pile. Hello, again....Wheaten. A lovely pattern by Anne Hanson, combining lace and cables, for an interesting, yet not too complicated design. Another pattern I'm knitting twice, although not in the order it looks. Brown wheaten, 1100... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at woolythyme
My computer and I are sitting in front of a window that faces onto our front porch...where I have been watching part of the hummingbird migration pausing to feed at the feeder. Those little guys (most of them are guys...ruby-throated) are queued up and waiting (literally) in the bushes for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at woolythyme