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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 the last quote could also include 'creative' because you have beautifully integrated your creative self in the spiritual one as well. Lovely.
Toggle Commented 59 minutes ago on Veiling woman's offering at A Life of Joy
mine, too!!!!!
Toggle Commented 10 hours ago on Blog Hop....Creativity at woolythyme
Last week Karen from PumpkinSunrise invited me to join a blog hop and answer some questions about creativity. So here it goes... 1. What have been the doings/makings/scribblings at your desk/making table this week? The workspace was pretty much clearned off last week.....getting ready for a little jaunt to Cape... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at woolythyme
oh, Cory! This is beautiful!!! It is obviously something you were born to do. So glad you are able to share all your artistic passions....the world is a much more beautiful place with you and your talents in it.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on verse and chorus at lady cordelia
little ball of love!!! :)
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Our fur-boy... at A Life of Joy
mixed with other flowers... mixed colors.... big blooms... lacey blooms... in the landscape... I really love hydrangeas. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at woolythyme
I've used ultra alpaca and it's truly a LOVELY yarn. I think you are going to be thrilled----not only with the gorgeous final product, but the process is going to be heavenly, too!!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on New Yarn, New Project at SnapShots & WhatNots
UGH. Clay. YUCK. One year (many years ago.....) i tried a garden in clay soil.....we ended up with a much needed yet very scare downpour shortly after I planted the seeds and I had mixed vegetables.....that is, what fought through the soil to come up at all. How about pot gardening? Most veggies do OK in pots. At least peppers and tomatoes!!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on more self. at lady cordelia
Lots of choices for my next book. I scored big at the library's used book sale. I'm sort of reluctant to leap right into my next book. I just finished one of the best little books I've read in a very long time, and I just want to spend more... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at woolythyme
of course I did!!!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on little piggy wooly heaven.... at woolythyme
I've been there. It's real. Little piggy wooly-heaven*.... was located in Nashville, TN this weekend, and I visited it with 3 of my favorite knitting friends... one of whom brought me !!!THIS!!! (yes, that IS CASHMERE lace!!!) from a recent trip she was on (I adore souvenir yarn from other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at woolythyme
This is a good one! Thanks Flora Mae!
great tip, Anne! and yes, the gazillion stitch cast on....I tie the ends of two skeins together and do the long tail from each of the skeins, cutting one off after the stitches are cast on. No guessing about how much yarn to 'pull' out----you'll ALWAYS have enough. The yarn is some very very old (in the stash!!!) Debbie Bliss dk merino. (an oldie, but definitely goodie!)
I HATE (!!!) when that kind of thing happens! (and it happens way too often around here---without new glasses to blame it on.)
If you've never had the chance to try traditional Austrian traveling twisted stitches, you might want to play with this. By knitting into the back of the pattern stitches (which twists the stitch), the pattern just leaps out at you---even with this dark yarn that ordinarily wouldn't show much of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at woolythyme
this is going to HAPPEN someday!!! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2014 on in season (socks)...are in season at woolythyme
Ahhhhhh. Life is good. Pattern: In Season Yarn: Socks-that-Rock, lightweight Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at woolythyme
100% washable merino...very soft and 'squishy'!!! Thanks for the book suggestions!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on Books and bountiful yarn... at woolythyme
yes, these are the ones Freddy and I fight over!!! (the galatte was YUMMY!)
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on Books and bountiful yarn... at woolythyme
When something (in this case cearnog x 2) comes off the needles, something else goes on... In Season was a 2009 Socks-that-Rock Club kit, featuring a pattern by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. (Once again, I'm a little late to the party.) I think it was pretty aptly named. Short, summertime socks that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at woolythyme
can you tell i'm really (REALLY!!) and instagram newbie!??? :)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Library vs Ravelry.... at woolythyme
This one really makes me happy.... A different, interesting construction...the grey triangle is knit first and blocked. You then pick up about 300+ stitches, double them, and add the maroon tier. When this is completed, you block again, and again pick up in the same 300+ (doubled) stitches for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at woolythyme
i was sort of surprised when i translated the word and found it to be 'square'...????? (alt. word: polygon. I guess it qualifies as polygon, although, yep---pentagon it is!!!!)
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on cearnog... at woolythyme
I worried about that, too...since I only had play sand and not the coarser stuff. But, the pincushion is knit so densely and because it's fair isle---it's double thickness...the sand is staying in quite nicely.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2014 on cearnog... at woolythyme
Cearnog...Irish for square or polygon... and it is! (the pattern says to stuff with roving and the oils will help keep your pins sharp....I stuffed with sand for the same reasons, but I like the additional weight) Cearnog using bits and bites of Shetland spindrift. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at woolythyme