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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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i think it's corinne on ravelry.
He was hiding in the very very back corner of a corner cupboard. Heaven only knows how He got there. He wasn't with a single other Christmas decoration.
Dearest, most darling, favorite, loving, compassionate, understanding Sandy Claws, Here it is, less than a week from the 'BIG DAY' and I have just a couple concerns that I must share with you. You know that 'list' I keep hearing about? The Naughty and Nice one? That wasn't the big,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at woolythyme
back in 'the good old days'---before circular needles, this piece-by-piece way was the ONLY way to do a big afghan, and I always loved doing them...for all the reasons you mentioned! There really was a sense of satisfaction of finishing something...even though you really didn't! This must be a really really really good're gifting an heirloom!
the beach in winter is my favorite time!!!! lovely photos (i'm a sucker for a b&w any day!!)
With the yarn closet still blocked by the Christmas tree, a few things have actually been finished....and (almost) nothing new has been started. Funny how things can be completed when you actually KNIT on them. And to think I almost ripped these out several times. I still think I could... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at woolythyme
congrats on finishing!!! that alone is a huge achievement!!!! hope the foot is OK
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Quiet Motivation at Life With The Crew
thanks for the kind words, Anne. I used to use two hands but could never get a good tension. Once I saw Beth Brown-Reinsel using one strand over her index finger and one over her middle finger and found this works best for me, too. I think I must get over the hope of having a wonderful-looking stranded piece BEFORE blocking. For me, there is almost as much magic in the fair isle blocking as there is for lace!!!!
you are so so very right!!!! good for you!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Go Ahead and Make It at Life With The Crew
never thought about all those great 'reasons' to wear it!! It's heavy----I'll most likely just wear it to keep warm!!! One of my 'resolutions' this year was to improve on my stranding technique. I really still stink at it. Don't love doing it. But adore the end result. I still struggle with it. Guess I just need to keep at it!
1. those are lobsters. look really really closely and you might be able to make out the pinchers. 2. snowflake. i reversed the colors by mistake, so the snowflake looks purple. whatever. 3. Dick the goldfish 4. le drapeau francais 5. African elephant 6. flowers (i think this is my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at woolythyme
gosh darn, you're good!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on she's at it again, folks! at SouleMama
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i usually put the tree up solo, too----there's just a teeny part of me having a little trouble with 'wonky' this year; i'm also wondering what other kitchen utensils have ended up on it that i might need!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on yarnalong.... at woolythyme
good call!!!! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on yarnalong.... at woolythyme
It's official....the stash closet is off limits for the next 20 days (or so). The tree is blocking the door. The tree was decorated by my 10 and 11 year old grandsons this year. Without help. Only two ornaments were broken, and no one fell off the ladder into the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at woolythyme
I really did. I thought it might block out 'better', although I knew it would never even be close to right. (This was me trying to live my daughter's 'WHATEVER' knitting life.) The more I looked at it, the more I hated it....and knowing the knitting-me as well as I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at woolythyme
Two friends and I decided to give each other the gift of time this season and road trip for an overnight.... The lobby of the Capital Hotel greeted us with a 27' tree laden with ornaments of the Hotel.... and the smell of gingerbread... from this adult size gingerbread playhouse,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at woolythyme
OMG.....I had to hide this post from Freddy. He'll be SOOOOO jealous that Boomer has something so festive. (Fred does have a holiday collar, but I've never made him a sweater!!!!) Adorable!
the yarn is knit picks city tweed.....really nice to work with....and the pattern is an old old old pure and simple neck down men's sweater! (hubby's favorite...I think I've knit it a half dozen times!)
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2014 on yarnalong.... at woolythyme
one full sleeve and one cuff and the Christmas knitting will be .... done! (I think!) I haven't started the happy dancing yet. I need to sort out all the FOs....make my list....check it twice. You get the idea. This needs to be done rather quickly, since the Christmas tree... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at woolythyme
without my advent garland. I didn't even come close. I was distracted. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at woolythyme
it did.
Norway, too????? Is there no place safe from Black Friday??!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2014 on Black Friday backlash....the weekend at woolythyme
am i THAT predictable? (yes)
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2014 on onesies.... at woolythyme
:: making cookies with my daughter (you cannot substitute cocoa mix for cocoa powder....hee hee. Guess how we know?) This was round #2 of our favorite chocolate cookie recipe :: decking the halls... (with a helper) :: and, knitting....of course. with a helper who really wasn't a help. Did anyone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at woolythyme