Saturday, December 24, 2011
can't tell you about what I made until 12/25/11....
Did I mention I hate holidays and family occasions!!! Okay so I am allowed to be a grinch...It gets really dull and very boring trying to entertain myself all the time.
This past year has finally leveled out..who knew turning 62 was such crap..Early retirement my butt!!!!!
It's actually early to your grave, and yes I am smiling and knitting.
Life is better now and am looking forward to 2012!!!!!!
Bring it on cause I am ready...
Peace to all,
oh don't be shocked..my pity party is over!!!!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Finally Bin Laden is gone. I know that I shouldn't be
happy with a death...but I am glad this person is gone.
In a mansion no less..with starving people..enough said.
There is hope for us...
I almost forgot.....Happy May Day to all......
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Adam is in the hospital and in need of your prayers.
Anne and his children will be needing all the strength that can
be sent to them.
I am in a bit of shock over the news but feel better knowing
so many will be praying for them.
Thank you so much,\Darla
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Click above to see the local foundation I have chosen to help.
The Independent Living Choices, here in South Dakota is a
wonderful local charity to give to. It was formerly known
as Prairie Freedom Center, and as we do not have a
local United Way for our county this is a great way to
I watched Oprah on Friday and that is where I found out
about this "Give Back" help. What a great and easy way
for those of us who use the Internet to shop...check it
I'm knitting summer jewelry at the moment...to hot for wool
when it's over 90 in the summer and very humid...
I will take photos when complete...
Have a great Monday,
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Well as my birthday is April 18th, and nicer weather is arriving I feel the need to make some jewelry. I love working with clay and have sold a number of pieces at a local motel.
Annette was kind enough to sell it for me during hunting season...lots of men without their woman ....so they want something besides duck and deer (thank God) to bring home with them.
This Lion Brand can only be purchased the New York City Store or online...Wool Stainless Steel yarn and in great colors, should be fun... I'll let you know how it knits.. Oh, by the way it's $10.00.......
Friday, April 1, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Cotton Classic Giveaway! Win a Kit of Colorful Cotton for Scarf Knitting - Tuned In to Knitting Daily TV - Knitting Daily#commentmessage
This is a wonderful giveaway and I watched the program yesterday. Wonderful knitted
fabrics with this yarn...
Spring & summer are coming and I loved the layering for fall & winter.
So get over there & you could win 3 not 1 but 3 kits and a knitting
pattern book.. Just click the link.......
Monday, March 14, 2011
and horror and there is NO LOOTING or mass hysteria from those
that have lost so much.
They are actually going about helping & doing what they can for
all. Yes, I am sure they are holding alot inside but to be able to
even have a smile in this terror is remarkable.
God Bless Them All...prayers & hopes are with you.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Alright I decided to try the Windows Live that came with my new laptop back in December. This test note will let me know if I have everything in synch at the moment….
Watching American Idol & enjoying it..Ooh, always liked Steven Tyler…just lovin the eye candy…
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
WIP.....as I have gotten bored with trying to figure out the front....pullover or
cardigan style???? These actually are not easy for me to figure out...I think a
pullover will be way too warm for me....but am not sure if I can knit a cardigan
front as I'm changing up the pattern.
I have decided that if this is my ONLY dilemma in my life that yeah all is well.
I will do 3/4 sleeves & if it's still too warm for me...Merry Christmas to someone
Saturday, February 26, 2011
rows to finish this side. I think I'll try a sleeve next..something
a little different. It will start with widerib then seed stitch...
I suppose the blocking will be a little tricky....we'll see.
I am very surprised how well it's knitting up.
Well off to knit more....
I did stop and clean my van of ice and snow.....
I Have included this blog from Australia before but I love her Fiber Art...
This is for us knitters & crocheters that appreciate the beauty of fibers. One day I
want to make an attempt, to scrumble.
I am amazed that the artists who work with fibers (knitterrs,spinners and all the others)
love to share and have others enjoy the art.
Enjoy looking and try it...why not?????
I'm having a snowy day AGAIN!!!!!!
Friday, February 25, 2011
is the correct time to be knitting a wool sweater.....I actually have 20" up the back in 3x3 ribbing,...
I think I would like to do the sleeves next..3/4 so it won't be too much.....
wool, Lambs Pride bulky.....
Have a great week end,
Thursday, February 24, 2011
in my knitting......started with a wid rib for 6 inches, 2 knit rws now some basketweave...
I will keep you informed on my progress....
Oh it's snowing again...so the 1st sweater is 100% granite colored wool in honor of our
winters.....I am using 3 different stitch patterns for interest....wide rib, basketweave & seed stitch.
|MY 1st SWEATER|
Sunday, February 20, 2011
This is soo easy. Thanks Lauren for the tips..if I ever see spring as the blizzard is not great for having beautiful flowers around..
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The sale is over but do take a look at the most beautiful yarns ever..
Back in September, After 20 yrs. my cousin and friend , Jan was looking at blogs...guess what she found me.
We lost touch after my many back surgeries and my moving to Florida....
We used to ski and really be the best of friends. I thought of her often and
wondered what she was up to. Well now I know...she's knitting like me. So as in the past we speak almost daily.
She is a nurse now...and doing private duty. Gosh, missed out on alot....
We have caught up very quickly..I of course sent her to http://www.ravelry.com/. then she told me about
this specialty yarn she purchased....Mink and Cashmere.....wow.
I didn't know about it..so a few days later I go and get the mail and yes, she sent me that
beautiful 70% mink /30% cashmere from http://www.greatnorthernyarns.com/
. I do not need to tell you what a surprise and thoughtful gift from an old lost friend.
It just seems that we have connected right where we left off. Older, wiser (well???) and can't wait
to drink some tea together.
Thanks Jan..cause I have really missed you.....as Sly used to say, "We are family".......
Monday, February 14, 2011
Oh my gosh......it is a great Valentines Day...thank you lauren you know I love your Blog from Scotland...
What fun..thank you soo much.
Peace & Love
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Came to library to ck. out some emails..
I shall return!!!!!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
brussel sprouts (brussel sprouts in oven with purple grapes) oooh good.
It's not usual that I cook a real dinner for myself...really not fun to cook for yourself.
Well today was the kind of day to cook for real.
I'm knitting a neck warmer with some Lion Brand Homespun yarn that Linda sent me.
I need a large button to use for closure....It's really cute. Will take photo tomorrow.
Oh the movie "Salt" was really dood. Did enjoy the girls' night....it was alot of fun..
Have a great start to the week to all....