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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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Somehow (well, OK, so I volunteered....)I became a water-er. A friend and I plant and maintain 5 planted pots of geraniums, ferns, and petunias at church. Same friend...with several other garden club friends plant and maintain three giant planters of whatever we think will look nice near our town's waterfront.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at woolythyme
The short answer is no. The long answer is N-O-O-O-O. Believe me, I've tried. We all know the famous sock yarn blanket. This is actually the second one I made. A very (VERY) dear friend and probably the most knit-worthy person I've ever known had a house fire and lost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at woolythyme
2004?-2019 Hi, My Friends. Freddy here. (Well, not HERE here.) I couldn't not come into this space at least one last time. Last time I wrote...a long long time ago...I said I had so much to tell that I could write forever and ever and ever. Well, THAT didn't happen!!,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at woolythyme
One beautiful skein of Swans Island fingering weight merino started it all. It's the sole survivor of souvenir yarn from Swans Island that I bought on a 2016 Maine trip with a friend. And this fall she and I are going back. How can I justify more in the stash... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at woolythyme
Mitered square blanket (#4), Northeasterly blanket (barely begun), and another huge basket full of sock yarn bits. Before it all gets knit into those blankets...I turned my needles to knit a pair of booties. I might knit several pairs. Maybe even several dozen pairs. There will still be plenty of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at woolythyme
Anyone else learn best through mistakes and do-overs? I spent a couple hours yesterday looking for some awful, horrible, lousy, 'impossible-why-did-I-shoot-such-a-terrible-picture' photos (needless to say, I had more than a few from which to choose). My goal.....try to make something from nothing. The proverbial silk purse from a cow's ear?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at woolythyme
My first thought was that it was a bluebird, but we have so few of them around I didn't think I could be so lucky to capture one!!! Thanks!!!
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I think it's just a very cold young robin. (Not really a birder I'm afraid!)
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Our world was encased in ice again...almost 10 years to the day. This time, though, it didn't last, didn't do much damage, yet left our world sparkling and pretty...not destroyed and devastated. And it was cold. Just not this kind of cold... This was taken in Iceland last December....and just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at woolythyme
Artfiber: Tsuki turquoise #10 bought in 2011 on a trip to San Artfiber cast on immediately (of course) and knit 2" Fast forward....2019. Look what I found. Tsuki is a mohair/silk blend which combines for the lushest, softest, loveliest fiber ever. This drop stitch wrap is a classic. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at woolythyme
Hi, my friends. Freddy here. I'm exhausted. I just finished a photoshoot for my mom. I'm actually feeling just a tad piqued. After my last post....I had a really bad fall outside. (Mom was in the shower and missed all the drama.) Dad had to pick me up; I was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at woolythyme
Hi, My Friends. Freddy here. FreddyDogYoung? You remember me, don't you? Some people thought that we weren't blogging anymore because of my untimely demise, but that's just not so. Granted, I'm very very very old...probably entering my 15th human year which would be my 105th doggy year, so I guess... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at woolythyme
My affair (note: this is not a love affair) with Kauni wool began sometime around 2007; I have the YarnHarlot to blame for it. I think we can all (all knitters, that is!) find at least one or ten things that she's inspired us to knit---whether we really wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at woolythyme
Thanks, all!!! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know that you all are still there. Some friends are forever friends....and you all obviously fit into that category!!!
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First there were the trips....Galapagos (WOW) and Iceland (WOW, COLD, WOW). Then the holidays. Then photography class started up again...feeding the compulsion and passion that has driven me for the past couple of years...leading to online workshops and YouTube videos and Udemy and CreativeLive and Bluprint+Craftsy. Hours turned into days,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at woolythyme
I'm afraid Needlework Stuff and Sewing Stuff are also part of the mix here, too (fortunately, no scrapbooking Stuff, but perhaps Embossing Stuff and Stamping Stuff might substitute!)....they are just somewhat contained, and out of sight (and out of mind most of the time!). And to think that I actually see myself as a minimalist on certain days!!! HA!
I woke this morning to this view out my window. For most people this is considered a dusting of snow and life goes on. (Note: clear streets and ice-free sidewalks.) But in my world (western KY), my photography class got cancelled ...not only leaving me with a totally free morning,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at woolythyme
hee hee....the pattern came with it. And....I knit Lars and gave him to my friend from Austin TX who I think will be hauling him to Iceland with her so they can meet. And needless to say....Solveig will be going home with her!!! (More room in my suitcase going home!!!)
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Oh, yes....please. Any yarn store not to miss in Reykjavik? We'll have a couple extra days at the end of the workshop. Tried and true referrals are ALWAYS welcomed!!! Thank you! s
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Oh, my friend.....I'm VERY nervous about meeting Lars. But, he's written to me and he seems like a very very kind and gentle person. I'm just a wee bit concerned that my foray to the homeland smushed into a backpack might mess up my golden locks!!! C'est la vie!!! Solveig
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oh, my dear dear dear Lars!!! You are so silly!!!! We must still count days before we count hours!!!! I, too, hope to hitch a ride to Iceland in a backpack, although I'm not sure it will also hold a camera. I've ensconced myself in the ever-growing pile of subzero clothes. These crazy Southern Americans. We must teach them how to enjoy our crisp, invigorating climate, hey? I hope you don't think I'm too forward... Alla Mina ast, Solveig
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Hello. My name is Solveig. I just got my innards and hair last night. I dreamed of being a redhead, but short of having to have a real honest to goodness dye job, that wasn't going to happen. I'm actually sort of glad I didn't have to settle for lavender... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at woolythyme
The needles haven't been flying, but they've been steadily clicking away.... Koto....front and back are finished, worked from the bottom up, in the round, with a multitude of short-rowing that is nothing less than miraculous, because I think it turned out the way the pattern intended. I'm not always good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at woolythyme
The past two months I've been lucky to post twice a month. What's with that? (This is the blogger who at one time...posted daily!) I blamed it for awhile on my AWOL mojo, but we all knew that was just an excuse, right? Lazy? Uninspired? Distracted? Who knows? Even Freddy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at woolythyme
and she's gone crazy downloading funny apps. It's going to be a L-O-N-G week. Your friend, FreddyDogYoung Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at woolythyme