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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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They are really my FAVORITE scandinavian mystery books. Can't wait for the next one!
Toggle Commented 7 hours ago on it's not easy being green.... at woolythyme
The beginning of the summer this came off my needles. And right before that...this top. Shortly thereafter, I cast on Rill (in the bird bowl) and then last week, the Silverleaf shawl appeared on my needles for a KAL Tracey is hosting. (how did THAT happen? Tracey, you enabler you!)... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at woolythyme
I hate to admit this, but his second favorite taste treat after paper and ball bands is his own poop. Yes. I know. Totally gross and TMI. Sorry.
Toggle Commented yesterday on for the love of ball bands.... at woolythyme
THANKYOU!THANKYOU!THANKYOU!!!!! I've tasted some old ones, and you are right....seasoned ones are THE BEST!!!
Toggle Commented yesterday on for the love of ball bands.... at woolythyme
Well, mom followed through with her redecorating scheme (you'll have to scroll down or do whatever you have to do to read about that...I don't know how to link. I'm a dog.) All those great opportunities to remove and munch on ball bands have----WHOOOSH---- disappeared; I'm not overly happy. Have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
I just wish I could include the 'finish' in my knitting cycle!!!!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on time to redecorate... at woolythyme
I wrote three blog posts this week....and trashed them all. The first one complained about the heat. The second complained about the rain. The third (if you must know, my favorite!! it really was a hum-dinger!!!) complained about the mosquitoes. If I'm going to complain (obviously, I'm in that kind... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at woolythyme
I love that he wants to knit! My grandson was my first knitter.....only after he learned, did the girls want to learn. And then my daughter's boys were really bored on a trip....and they let me teach them to knit. (I'm 7 for 7) Only one has actually MADE something, though.....the car riding left-hander knit a whole scarf en route home. The one and only thing he knit! I don't think I have any fanatics yet. What a shame. Who inherits my stash-legacy????
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on yarnalong... at woolythyme
A couple things finished. First .... Lily and the Octopus, a debut novel by Steven Rowley. Two chapters in, and I knew I couldn't read this book. I knew the ending couldn't be a 'happily ever after' and I wasn't sure I wanted to go there. And yet....just one more... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at woolythyme
another local site i need to visit!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2016 on rain, rain.... at woolythyme
A trip to Memphis to visit our 'sister church'....same architect, same design---for the most part, same footprint, only our church is the baby sister. It rained on us. We came home with so many ideas and plans and hopes and dreams...but top priority will most likely be the gardens and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at woolythyme
In order to break up the endless yet careful Plotulopi knitting, I pulled out the small flower mitts I started a couple months ago. When they went to time-out, I was real unhappy with my colour choices. Oh, the grey was fine. (of course it was!!!) I just felt the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at woolythyme
It's my understanding that because it is so thin and lofty....the finished garment is very light in weight...yet extremely warm. It's that 'stay together' part that makes me a bit nervous. The Lopi from Reynolds was unspun, but heftier than this stuff I'm using now.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on 5 years, but who's counting?..... at woolythyme
I finally did it. I cast on for Rydraud. It's a free pattern on Ravelry from Steinunn Birna Gudjonsdottir and it's a beauty. I definitely wouldn't recommend it for a novice knitter...the pattern is rather sketchy, and the yarn is challenging. But not as challenging as I feared, which was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at woolythyme
I really hate to 'bongy' a book.....just remember it was only MY opinion. Hopefully, you will enjoy the read more than I did. (But DO get Counting by 7!!!!!)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2016 on yarnalong + a giveaway.... at woolythyme
'local' in this case means USA....with the book divided into north, south, midwest, west; features some small(er) cottage industries as well as a few that are larger and more well established.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2016 on books vs ravelry?...and a giveaway at woolythyme
certainly makes sense.....I really need to try this!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on yarnalong + a giveaway.... at woolythyme
that is SOOOO sweet that you bought your birds some worms!! love it!!! And those raised beds of strawberries...never seen such a thing, but oh, so practical. I'd be there every year, too. Lovely photos-----as always!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on summer productivity at Little Cotton Rabbits
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OFF THE NEEDLES: Hot, humid 'stay-inside-if-you-don't-want-heat-stroke' temperatures + miles and miles of knitting-in-the-round when you have some good books lined up = this--- quickly turning into...this which turned into... this!! Bressay dress by Gudrun Johnston from the book, Fair Isle Style. This was another one of those books that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at woolythyme
1 part sugar, 4 parts need for any food coloring (in fact---recommended NOT to use it)....boil, cool, set outside!! Couldn't be easier!!!
While Freddy was usurping the computer, I was off watching hummingbirds being banded.... this little guy was an immature male ruby-throated hummingbird (rubies are the only kind we have in our area)...he had just two teeny red throat feathers. There were hundreds bombing the feeders.... while the swallowtails were bombing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at woolythyme
Freddy here. Mommy's been sort of a slacker lately on the blog scene, so I thought I'd hop in and tell you all about my totally awesome weekend. You don't care, do you? I'm going to talk a teeny bit about knitting, so it's OK, right? The best part of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at woolythyme
When was the last time you looked to your knitting books for inspiration before clicking around in Ravelry? Yeah. Me, too. I've vowed to change that. (I make a lot of vows I don't keep, so don't hold me to this!!!) My last book purge turned into a browsing spree... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at woolythyme
this hoodie is going to be a wardrobe staple! I love funny computers are. You say it looks blue, but is actually more green....and on my screen it is showing ivory. In any colour, it would be wonderful!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2016 on The hood of the hoody at Creating Memories
he actually doesn't need much encouragement!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on yarnalong... at woolythyme