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steph@woolythyme
Kentucky
wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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a lavender festival.... my camera and I chased bees.... a perfect low-humidity, sunny (if a bit too windy for the camera!), road-trip-kinda day.... we had lavender tea, cut bundles of lavender, bought tomatoes at a roadside stand, hunted antique treasures, lunched at a funky little seafood food truck in a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
I think you are the only one who 'got' the song part!!! :)
YOU were the reason I started that pixel rise sock!!!! I'm afraid the second one is going to be waiting for awhile...not that I don't love it. I simply haven't been in the sock-knitting mood lately. very strange for me, but true.
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I believe this is my favorite hat pattern of all time....Kate Davies' Neep Heid, knit with my favorite yarn (jamieson spindrift) of all time. (If you click that link, you can see my first version.) I just reknit it to officially celebrate signing up for a photography trip to Iceland...in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at woolythyme
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I!GOT!TO!SEE!MY!GRANDMA!!!!TWICE! THIS!WEEKEND!BECAUSE!MY! PEOPLE!WERE!PLAYING! BALL!CLOSE!TO!HOME!BUT!I!WASN'T! INVITED!AND!I!DON'T!KNOW!WHY! BECAUSE!I!HAVE!MORE! ENTHUSIASM!THAN!EVERYONE!ON! THE!TEAM!ALL!ADDED!TOGETHER!!!!!! I!SURE!WAS!GLAD!WHEN! GRANDMA!CAME!OVER!TO!PLAY! WITH!ME!!!!BECAUSE!I!WASN'T! INVITED!TO!HER!HOUSE! EITHER!!!!!!!!!!AND!I!CAN'T! FIGURE!OUT!WHY!! !!?!!!!!?????????? SHEEEEESH. I'll tell you why. She may be cute, but I really hate that girl. Love, Freddy Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at woolythyme
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I'm counting this as a finished object. The fact that it is unusable in this state is totally immaterial. I'm ready to move on. I'm suffering from the 'summer of my discontent' already. (sorry about the paraphrase, Wm Shakespeare) It's hot. It's humid. My hair is curling out of control.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at woolythyme
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the narrow strips are 12 stitches. the other strips are random widths. by just making strips, this has stayed very very portable!!!
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I've been rather lackadaisically alternating between using up stash and finishing UFOs (some buried pretty darn deeply in that deep hole of obscurity in the yarn closet!) After the Searsport Market bag (that didn't use as much stash as I had hoped) was finished, I dragged out this random stripe... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at woolythyme
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I had high hopes that the Searsport Market Bag was going to be a stash-busting marvel. I was gifted a boat-load of linen a while ago and haven't touched it. (Probably because there was no white, black or grey in the mix!) A quick recalculation when I discovered this stashed... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at woolythyme
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when it comes to ball bands, i just can't make any promises!
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Hi. Freddy here. Don't I look extra handsome today? I got a hair-do last week. After I got over BEING!PUT!IN!A!CAGE!AGAIN!!?! I was able to sort of enjoy a couple of hours of being messed with. Mom thinks I look really, really spiff. (She had to Photoshop out the cookie crumbs... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at woolythyme
thanks! i just cast on your searsport market bag...hoping my granddaughter will love it for the beach this summer. (how could she not?!?)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on moving on.... at woolythyme
i'm not sure 'fixed' is the right word, but it's sometimes working!!!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2017 on moving on.... at woolythyme
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That game of yarn-chicken with the sleeves?....I would have won after all. Oh, well. Just enough yarn left to seam the sleeves. Had to punt on the front trim. It's fine. I'm calling this the play-in-the-dirt baby sweater. I was knitting on it outside and discovered in the sunlight that... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at woolythyme
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How many road trips does it take to knit a shawl? I really wish I had been counting. This poor thing was started in March 2014....so I know it had a couple jaunts before it got dragged out again. Since it's reappearance in the 'let's-finish-a-few-UFOs' marathon, it's been on three... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at woolythyme
what a fun, festive---colorful!!!! party! BBQ is such a funny thing. We grew up in northern USA....and for us, BBQ meant beef (like hamburger....sloppy joe BBQ). Now that we live in southern USA----BBQ is all pork. And boy do they take their BBQ seriously. There is a huge festival in town every year and people come from all over the south to compete in 'the best of' categories. However you made yours....I'm sure it was delish---and the party was a huge success!!!
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Hi, Friends. Freddy here. I can finally write about THE!WORST!PARTIAL!DAY!OF!MY!WHOLE!LIFE!!!!! Monday started out fine....I was home from camp and soooooooo happy to finally be around my people. My breakfast dish wasn't in its usual place, but----hey---I can adjust. I figured I just had to play a little seek and find... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at woolythyme
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Dear Mommy and Daddy, Freddy here. I've had about all the fun I can stand at camp.....AND!I'M!READY!TO!COME!HOME!RIGHT!NOW!!! Some of the stuff I sort of enjoyed at the beginning of the week is starting to get old. Take for instance the smells. GREAT!SMELLS!!!AROUND!HERE!!!! Most of them are in the grass. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at woolythyme
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Lake Andrew...outside of Oxford MS. Site of the 55th Clean Water U.* Once a year I get to spend time with this motley crew some of my favorite people in the world during our April training week. Everyone is still smiling....students come tomorrow. Today we took time to put out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at woolythyme
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HI. Freddy here. No. That is NOT poop I'm eating. It's my yummy dental treat to make my horrible doggy breath....because I eat poop.... smell better. It's a win-win. We (that's the royal 'we'...me and mom) had another very very very busy week last week. We (she) 'blasted' the house...again.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at woolythyme
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hope you have a nice Easter, too, Jane!!!
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i know what you mean.....i really don't like working with cotton even though it's a much more practical fiber for the south. Really wreaks havoc on my hands!
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i did.....but many moons ago!! probably due for a reread!
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The Feza Baby Gradient Blanket kit was one big, boring project. I hate knitting with cotton, and this was a cotton/viscose blend that split terribly. I would have switched to wooden needles if I had had #2 circulars, and I think that might have helped. So, what's on the needles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at woolythyme
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it sort of gets back to that attention-span-thing!!! :)
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