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wife, mom, grandma, knitter, photographer, traveler, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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The three colored (purple accent) cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli.... made from stash yarn and not cashmere... is done. It matches the three colored (lime accent) cashmere cowl and the three colored (red accent) cashmere cowl already living in my closet. I think I'm done with this pattern for awhile! Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at woolythyme
Hi, my Friends. Shira here. Yes. I'm still ShiraPrincessoftheWorldDogYoung. And if you had any doubt about that...let me tell you about my vacation. I arrived last Monday at my old home (the Humane Society)...not as an inmate, but as a guest. They board special dogs...and I'm special. When I got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at woolythyme
Two weeks into the new year....and I'm still attacking the stash. (For someone with the attention span of a gnat, this is very very good.) 'My cup of tea' socks are finished. The leftover ball of yarn got tossed into the bag holding the sock yarn blanket. One skein out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at woolythyme
Hi, my friends. Shira here. ShiraPrincessoftheWorldDogYoung. I think I know you all well enough to tell you my story. Sit down. It's not a pleasant one. See that lumpy thing on my right paw? Well, I have them all over myself. EVERYWHERE. They are some of my souvenirs from some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at woolythyme
Hi, my friends. Shira here. Yes. ShiraPrincessoftheWorldDogYoung. Look at my Christmas present!!!! I love it so much. It almost covers the bald spot on my neck. Of course, it doesn't do a thing for the bald spots on my legs and back and hiney, but who cares? (I really can't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at woolythyme
Strip knitting. No relation to strip poker. (sorry to disappoint) It's actually pretty make a strip, then attach a second strip as you knit, and a third, etc. A wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers... I made this blanket years ago from leftover sock yarn...left... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at woolythyme
steph@woolythyme is now following Caroline
Jan 1, 2020
steph@woolythyme is now following Aoife
Jan 1, 2020
New Year..almost..and same old resolution, which in the past has been little more than a suggestion. This time I mean it. Really. It's time to knit down the stash and let's finish up a few UFOs while we're at it. Reminder to self: this means you cannot ADD to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at woolythyme
There was just a little bit of Christmas's done! Merry Christmas, friends. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at woolythyme
Hi, my friends. Shira here. (That's ShiraPrincessoftheWorldDogYoung in case you forgot.) I'm resting. I just saw the last of my new friends out the door and I'm T-O-T-A-L-L-Y pooped (oops, that word gets saved for special occasions) beyond tired. I went to another party tonight. It was the second party... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at woolythyme
Please tell me these have the possibility of passing for elf socks. I have a 9 yo granddaughter...who is totally obsessed with everything elf-ish. The fact that maybe she's too old for this obsession is irrelevent. Obsessed she is...and drives her whole family crazy at the holidays and May... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at woolythyme
Dear Sandy Paws, Shira here. ShiraPrincessoftheWorldDogYoung. For all practical purposes, I guess this is my first Christmas season. And I'm just a bit confused. Look at me! I have this wonderful sofa that is my Princess throne during the day and my Princess bed at night. I have a holiday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at woolythyme
Hi, my friends. Shira here. ShiraPrincessoftheWorldDogYoung. Let's talk poop. That's OK isn't it? I understand that was a topic of conversation my predecessor talked about quite a bit. And I totally get it. Now, I understand not all canines think that excrement is one of life's delicacies, but let me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at woolythyme
Thanks, Deb. So nice to reconnect with you!!! Hope you are having a wonderful start to your holiday season!!
I've spent a lot of time with my camera and with photoshop and with my computer these past few months. For some strange reason, I was under the impression that all those hours would have made me more adept at messing around and changing the appearance of my blog. Who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2019 at woolythyme
HELLO!! I SEE YOU!!!! Shira, here. ShiraPrincessDogYoung. I think you met me earlier in the week. My mom is indisposed at the moment (bum knee, not a happy camper), so I thought I'd jump in here (since I can still jump....and she can't even walk!)and really introduce myself. Getting here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at woolythyme
It's been more than a while. Weeks? Months? (Maybe not years.) Long enough, I'm sure, to find that there is no longer anyone in this space but me. That's OK. I talk to myself a lot. For anyone who trips into this space by mistake, let me fill you in.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at woolythyme
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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