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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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now, your recommendation I trust!!! Thanks, Leigh!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on yarnalong... at woolythyme
When I saw Ginny's Settler shawl the other day.....I found that I had favored that a while ago. So, it's packed. And uses stash yarn. Making room for some Scottish fiber! :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on yarnalong... at woolythyme
I just found out there is a chance I might go hear Margaret Atwood speak!!! eeeeep! Alias Grace has been on a bookshelf waiting patiently for me to get around to it, and I think that time is NOW. It's not one of her books that I am familiar with.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
I read one of the books a long long time ago....enjoyed it. wonder why i never read more??
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Gulliver travels.... at woolythyme
I wish....I would have made him knit his own sweater. He was pretty darn picky about what he wanted.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Gulliver travels.... at woolythyme
Gulliver loves to travel. He's walked the beaches of Normandy. He played with the capuchin monkeys on the coast of Costa Rica (although he hid deep in the suitcase when the howler monkeys tuned up). Kenya was a little hot for him, but he's a good traveler and never complained.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at woolythyme
playing in the dirt today with friends...planting a Monarch Way Station We got really dirty... It was a whole lot of fun. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at woolythyme
Cascade heritage socks. First time I used it. My fault, really. I decided to match the stripes, pulled off a couple yards to make that happen....and TOSSED IT! (What was I thinking?)
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2015 on road tripping yarnalong... at woolythyme
what a great story! And they were so GOOD at's not all that easy to get such great shapes and uniformity!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on turning everything blue at SouleMama
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does that mean...what knitting am I taking? nope. :(
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on road tripping yarnalong... at woolythyme
Six hours in the car, chit-chatting with friends..... on our way to (and back from...) the Ironweed Nursery (second visit in one week). More native Kentucky plants for our garden club's Monarch Way Station project at Whitehaven, the local interstate rest stop. Of course these socks are going to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at woolythyme
oops! how right you are!!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2015 on free baby hat pattern... at woolythyme
yep, it was made up on the fly....with just the bittiest bit of I needed a mulitple of 8 to get the triangles to work, and 88 sts seemed about right for a baby hat with fingering yarn. I'd rather be lucky than good any day!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2015 on free baby hat pattern... at woolythyme
Bleacher sitting is putting a crimp into my plan for a blissful stretch of monogamous knitting on the Tokyo Shawl. The shawl is too big, too hot, and the yarn too delicate to subject it to the dust, dirt, and heat of the ball fields. The Berries and Branches beret... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at woolythyme
My very first socks were from a knitting chat group many many years before ravelry was even a wink. The buzz in that group was a pattern called Joan's socks by Joan Hamer(listed on ravelry now). They were knit in worsted weight and were just a very nice basic sock, done quickly because of the heavy yarn. I must have made dozens of them....they were the perfect 'run around the house' socks. But socks are really just a 'formula' after quite mastering that pattern, every other top down sock simply made sense to me. Any basic sock pattern will work well. I have heard tell of the woman who started her 3rd grade class knitting and the first project they tackled was a pair of socks. It was only after all the kids successfully finished their socks did she tell them that grownups think socks are hard to knit. The kids thought this was hysterical! Moral.....go for it!!!!!
A friend passed along a little stack of books a couple weeks ago...all deemed worth a read, she said. I immediately plunged in to Go Set a Watchman, and liked it a lot. Lots of people have already commented on it, so I'll leave it at that. Also in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at woolythyme
crocheted slings for the squash!!! That's the best idea e-v-e-r!!! How clever!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2015 on snippets from the last week at Little Cotton Rabbits
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A friend gifted me this great scarf!! I knit it a hat. Berries and branches. Jamieson's Spindrift in ivory and rosemary (from stash!!!). Now... back to the regularly scheduled (monogamous) knitting: Tokyo Shawl. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at woolythyme
I have the pattern...but haven't chosen the fabric!! And I'm not even a sew-er!! :) Can't wait to see yours.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2015 on to do, today at SouleMama
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Once upon a time there was an island in the Philippines called Caohagan. It was a tropical paradise, but poor. Fishing was the main industry. And then....along came Junko Yoshikowa, wife of Katsuhiko Sakiyama who purchased the island in 1986. And life changed forever. In 1996 she started teaching the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at woolythyme
It doesn't really matter that you can't see my knitting. Not much has changed since this post. For some strange reason, I've been rather monogamous with this project; haven't even wound a new ball of yarn; haven't been scouring Ravelry or Pinterest for something new to start. (No. I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at woolythyme
great pic.....and a happy Sun-day to you and your family!!! Hope it's a sunny week!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2015 on Happy SUN-day! at Life With The Crew
I probably have every book Kaffe Fasset has ever written, including all the quilt books and needlepoint books. Of course, I've never knit or stitched a single thing from them. They are to look at, to drool over, to be inspired from (don't you love all those dangling prepositions?) ...but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at woolythyme
The sunflowers have burst into bloom! Nothing more beautiful and more 'summery' than sunflowers. I love them. But I didn't plant them. I have a whole pot FULL of sunflowers. At the moment, over twenty buds or blooms. Birds? Squirrels? Who should I thank? Do you think they just happened... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at woolythyme
i'm sorry it took a sick child to bring you home and to the blog....but I'm glad you had a chance to slow down a bit and share these beautiful pics with us!! :) lovely
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on daphne hued at tiny happy
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